Family-Friendly Spots in Austin
When searching for places in Austin to take the whole family for a day out or a tour of the city, it will be best to map out a schedule so everyone would not miss out on the fun.
Visit Austin has crafted a three-day itinerary for families visiting Austin, Texas. Austin Duck Adventures is part of their proposed tour schedule.
“Go sightseeing by land and by water with Austin Duck Adventures, where you’ll ride an amphibious Hydra Terra vehicle around town — historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol and beyond — and then into Lake Austin. Or explore Austin on two wheels with a bicycle (and kids’ seat!) rental from Barton Springs Bike Rental, where they also offer guided tours.”
The whole itinerary can be bookmarked from here.
Travelling in Austin with Family
The website Travelling Mom also has several family-friendly spots suggested in one of her web posts. Exploring Lady Bird Lake is one of the kid-friendly destinations that they mentioned.
“Just south of downtown flanking the southern shores of Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park invites the family for outdoor fun. From kite-flying and Frisbee tossing to kayaking and canoeing, there’s plenty to do in this 400-acre park. Zilker Playground features a miniature train, a fire engine made for climbing, along with a playscape full of bridges, ramps, chutes and slides, and picnic tables too. Jump in! When the Texas heat rises, the 68-degree water is refreshing at Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed swimming hole at the park.”
Check out the rest of their suggested family destinations here.
Family Trip on a Budget
The website Road Trips for Families is meanwhile helping out families who would like to explore Austin on a tight budget. In one of the articles they posted in their website, they featured family-friendly Austin destinations that are pocket-friendly but does not scrimp on the fun.
“Zilker Metropolitan Park is to Austin what Central Park is to Manhattan. A 351-acre spot for recreation and relaxation, family attractions include a large playground, picnic spots, hiking, biking, open fields, canoe/kayak rentals, and the Zilker Zephyr miniature train shown in the photo to the left. Extremely popular in summer months (basically half the year), is Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed pool with a year-round average temperature of 68 degrees. Park admission is free, but entrance to the pool will cost between $1-$3/person. Train rides last approximately 1/2 hour and costs $2 (kids) and $3 (adults).”
Take a look at the photos from the original article here.
Austin, Texas is indeed a fun, family-friendly tourist destination.
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