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Old 05-14-2012, 01:32 PM
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Aside from Barton springs, what sorts of things are there to do outdoors in Austin in the summer? Any suggestions?
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Only inside Austin or also surrounding Austin?
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:56 PM
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How about within a couple hour drive?
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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1. Canoe/Kayak in Town Lake.

2. Rent/Find a friend with a boat on Travis or Austin, spend the day out on the water and grab dinner at one of the restaurants on the lake.

3. Early morning bike ride. Leaves the rest of your day free for hanging out!

4. My personal 2nd favorite (day on the boat is #1), play 36 holes of golf. Hydrate like heck the night before - when temps climb, there's much more room on the course. Many courses have "play all day" specials that bring the cost down. I can get out and play 36 in 5.5-6 hours on a number of tracks from June-August.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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There are some outdoor festivals here in town during the summer. The Hot Sauce Festival, Blues on the Green, Keep Austin Weird Festival, and the first Leslie Fest will be this summer.

Lake recreation on Lake Austin or Travis is always good in the summertime. Outside of town, you have Hamilton Pool, Blue hole in Wimberly, etc. There are various festivals during the summer in Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, Luling, and probably other cities.

Tubing the rivers down in New Braunfels can't be beat during the summer. And it looks like this year there will probably be pretty good flow!

Anyway, you should be able to find something to do each weekend, if you want.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Krause Springs. You can bring a lunch and there are picnic tables and bbqs.

Play at San Marcos river - free- inner tubing at the "rapids" set up by the local Lions club. Pack a picnic lunch (no glass containers)

Emma Long Park, beach area swimming. Bring lunch.

Deep Eddy - movies during summer

Free movie days - look online, often they're kids movies and are during the day. Alamo Drafthouse does them.

Visit some caves! The temps are definitely cooler than above ground. Inner Space Caverns (Georgetown), Longhorn Caverns (Burnet).

I haven't been, but sounds good:

Verrrrrrry early morning: hike up Enchanted Rock.
The Narrows swimming holes in Spicewood.
Volente Beach (I think there's a charge)

Free museum days. Ransom Center, always free. Blanton: free Thursdays. Most museums have a/c. Some charge for parking.

More swimming, weather permitting: Inks Lake SP, McKinney Falls SP, Pace Bend Park. City of Austin parks where there is swimming will post if they allow it or not. If it's rained fairly recently, they don't allow it because of bacteria levels.

Lots of shady hiking: Barton Creek Greenbelt

HTH!
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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Drink margaritas.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:19 PM
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Hamilton Pool.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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Krause Springs. You can bring a lunch and there are picnic tables and bbqs.

Play at San Marcos river - free- inner tubing at the "rapids" set up by the local Lions club. Pack a picnic lunch (no glass containers)

Emma Long Park, beach area swimming. Bring lunch.

Deep Eddy - movies during summer

Free movie days - look online, often they're kids movies and are during the day. Alamo Drafthouse does them.

Visit some caves! The temps are definitely cooler than above ground. Inner Space Caverns (Georgetown), Longhorn Caverns (Burnet).

I haven't been, but sounds good:

Verrrrrrry early morning: hike up Enchanted Rock.
The Narrows swimming holes in Spicewood.
Volente Beach (I think there's a charge)

Free museum days. Ransom Center, always free. Blanton: free Thursdays. Most museums have a/c. Some charge for parking.

More swimming, weather permitting: Inks Lake SP, McKinney Falls SP, Pace Bend Park. City of Austin parks where there is swimming will post if they allow it or not. If it's rained fairly recently, they don't allow it because of bacteria levels.

Lots of shady hiking: Barton Creek Greenbelt

HTH!
This a great list!
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