- TripBuzz found 113 things to do with kids in or near Austin, Texas, including 84 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Round Rock and Dripping Springs.
- From Town Lake to Barton Springs Pool, the Austin area offers 78 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Historic Districts, Landmarks and Colleges & Universities.
- Austin serves as the state capital of Texas and is home to many of the state's prominent icons. With its emphasis on local culture and a major university in the city, there is a large number of live music venues in multiple music genres and styles. The large size of the urban area also makes it popular for festivals throughout the year.
Visitors of Town Lake are able to rent rowboats and canoes to enjoy Lake Austin on a more intimate level. It is possible to view the heart of downtown from the water-based vantage area with the help of this equipment rental company.
Fed from underground springs and measuring almost 3-acres in size, Barton Springs Pool, has been attracting swimmers to its natural water for decades. Now listed as a federally protected habitat, the pool is open for year round swimming.
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8940 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78758 MoreLess Info
Pinballz Arcade is a 13,000 square foot arcade offering over 200 arcade games, featuring both classic and new games. The arcade also maintains an in-house cafe and is available for private party hosting.
10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78709 MoreLess Info
The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary has over 300 animals representing over 100 different species. This zoo is one of the few to have Barbary lions that scientists believe have been extinct in the wild since 1942.
Organizing expeditions down the Colorado Rivers, Live Love Paddle offers visitors the chance to see city landmarks like the Congress Avenue Bridge with riverfront views. Each tour last 2 hours and includes a kayak rental.
Housed on 351 acres of publicly owned land, Zilker Metropolitan Park is a family destination that includes a spring-fed pool for swimming, picnic areas, hiking trails and a large playground. Visit the park's Zilker Botanical Gardens, or ride a miniature train. A theatre hosts outdoor concerts.
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1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 MoreLess Info
Since 2001, visitors from all over the world have come to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum to learn more about the proud state. Featuring three floors of exhibits showcasing the rich history of Texas and its people.
Featuring a mix of classic films and blockbuster hits, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers visitors a movie theater dining experience with a wide selection of beer to choose from. The lobby has a photo op for a scene from The Shining.