Best Austin Outdoor Activities

One of the great things about Austin is that you have all of the great things associated with a city right next to all of the wonderful great outdoors. Unlike so many cities out east, Austin is surrounded by wilderness, which means that there are dozens of fun outdoor events throughout the year for you to look forward to. Here are just a few of those events.

The Austin Home and Garden Show in January allows you to take your little piece of the outdoors and make it look just right. Learn everything you need to know about how to keep a perfect lawn, what flowers will flourish in your climate and any other questions you may have about lawns. If you love the outdoors, this is the event for you.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo takes place in early October and includes information on hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and so much more. Get all of the gear you need along with all of the training at this hugely popular yearly event. Get ready to shoot the rapids or simply shoot award winning outdoor photography. No matter what you are into, the Texas Parks Wildlife Expo has it all for you.

Hikes You Like features hikes throughout Austin year round. The next Hike You’ll Like is December 20 and goes through Southeast Metro Park. Bring your pooch along for the walk and get to know other outdoor enthusiasts in the greater Austin area. There will be time for lunch and time to talk. The event begins in the parking lot and goes for about 5 miles.

Ever wanted to learn more about seeds but didn’t know who to ask? There is a Seed Saving Class at the Gus Garcia Recreation Centre on December 16 that will answer all of your questions. Learn the difference between different kinds of seeds, which ones can be saved and which ones are for one year only. The class is from 6-7 and is held at the rec center at 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. Get the most out of your garden next year with this helpful class.

Austin Things To Do With The Kids

There is no place in the whole state of Texas better for families than Austin. The culture here alone is enough to make other cities jealous. Austin has more than its fair share of events for kids and here are the best events for the rest of the month of December.

The Austin Children’s Museum is highly thought of all over the state and for good reason. They host a plethora of children’s events that parents and kids everywhere love. One such event is Storytime at the Austin Children’s Museum. Storytime doesn’t just happen once per day or even twice per day. There are special children’s story times three times per day at 11, 2 and 4. Let your child’s imagination run wild during one of these special storytimes, only at the Austin Children’s Museum.

The fun keeps on going at the Austin Children’s Museum with community night. Wednesday nights from 5-8 you can visit the museum for just $1. Admission is actually free, but a $1 donation is requested at the door. Come see all of the amazing exhibits and so much more when you take advantage of this incredible offer from the Austin Children’s Museum.

Kids and ballet make a great combination. Ballet Austin holds a once a week drop in class for kids who want to learn more about the magic of ballet. The class is every Wednesday from 4:15 until 5:00. Who knows? You may end up with a ballet star right in your own family. Not only is ballet beautiful, it is great exercise and a wonderful way to get out from in front of the television and get active.

Having trouble finding a babysitter so you and your partner can go out for a nice meal? The Hyatt Regency in Austin has the answer for you. They offer a movie and popcorn for the kids while you and your other half dine on a wonderful meal at their restaurant. The service is free and is a win-win situation for everyone. Enjoy a gourmet meal and free babysitting courtesy of the good people at Hyatt Regency.