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Great Austin Indoor Activities

When in Austin there are many things to enjoy when it’s warm outside, but what about when it’s cold? Have no fear if the weather doesn’t work out for you then there are plenty of fun, indoor activities in the city. Some of which may even come as a surprise to you. 1.K1 Speed Located in North Austin this track is an entirely indoor go karting experience. You can go up to 45 mph and you can also check out the historic collection of racing memorabilia. The beauty of this track is it’s open 365 days a year so you can always get out on the track. Additionally, for those who are concerned about carbon emissions the karts are completely green and electric. 2. iFly Austin There are multiple iFly locations across the country, but if you are looking for…

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January 17, 2022

New Year Time to Kayak

If you’re looking for a legitimate goal for the upcoming new year maybe kayaking and paddleboarding could be the solution. The activity is great for both fitness and discovering the outdoors. If you have goals revolving around either fitness or nature maybe a year long membership would be perfect for you. 1. It meets fitness goals With a membership you’ll be able to access equipment for eight hours a day and go as far and as hard you want. Additionally, paddleboards can be used for a variety of workouts including paddleboard yoga. There are a number of people already enrolled with us or that actively rent with us in order to lose weight. 2.It helps you discover or rediscover the outdoors If you haven’t yet discovered your passion for the outdoors this activity is perfect for this. The water is…

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January 2, 2022

Fun Halloween Activities In Austin

If you’re new to Austin, or looking for new spooky experiences then this is the list for you. We’re only about a week from Halloween and the creepy Halloween events are ramping up in Austin. So without further ado let’s get started. Pumpkin Nights This is a fun, family friendly event that is similar to the trail of lights in Austin come Christmas time. Now unfortunately even though this event is listed as a pumpkin event there is no actual pumpkin patch. There is however a number of boutiques, pumpkin carvings, a haunted bus, and a large trail filled with different halloween themed lights. Dreamland Pumpkin Patch Located in Dripping Springs, this 64 acre amusement park offers mini-golf, good food and drinks, and other types of outdoor experiences. They’re also hosting a major pumpkin patch during the month of October….

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October 25, 2021

Austin Drinking Locations

We’ve never really made this list and it’s a common question, but what bars are best in the Austin area? From iconic Rainey Street to the lesser known Domain in Austin there are plenty of venues to check out around Austin. We’d thought we’d make your drinking easier and list out some of the places and their benefits: 1. The Jackalope Located on what locals call Dirty Sixth this bar is going to be part of any memorable, or forgotten, night. This bar features dancing platforms on the bars to show off your best moves. More importantly however, this bar has a recreation of an oversized Jackalope for your basic social media needs and memorable photo opportunities. 2.Rain on 4th This bar is my personal favorite. From the iconic dance floor that is always packed to the ample outdoor space…

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September 18, 2021

Austin Music Festivals

Austin is full of music festivals and before the year is out the city has several great opportunities left. We have all genres of music for every kind of music fan. If you’re interested here are some good upcoming options: 1. Austin City Limits Music Festival This music festival is an Austin staple and one that you absolutely need to experience. This is the first year back post quarantine and the line up looks amazing! The event is going to be over the course of two weekends in early October. One of my favorite things to do for this event is to actually take a paddleboard or kayak and listen from the water for free. 2. iHeartCountry Music Festival This is a fun event that is relatively affordable in terms of other music festivals. The event this year is at…

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August 1, 2021

Eating Outside in the Rain in Austin

Well the rain is still coming down pretty hard!. There is nothing I remember more foundly as I grew up than hanging out in my family’s garage and eating lunch as the rain came down. So we figured why not make some restaurant recommendations that have great covered outdoor dining: 1. Guero’s Tacos There is an amazing restaurant with great outdoors sitting right on the South Congress strip. The food is fairly decent, but the drinks are even better. Another bonus to the outdoor seating is that it’s first come first served! Meaning the ability to skip long waits is available as long as you are quick to the table. 2. Hold Out Brewery You might be thinking, “Brewery, don’t they just serve drinks?” Well that’s not the case for most places in Austin. They usually actually have fantastic food…

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July 4, 2021

Rainy Days in Austin

There is so much to do in Austin when the sun is out, but how about when it rains? Recently Austin has seen an exceptional amount of rain and tourists have been wondering what they can do with the time they have. So here is a list of activities that you can do when the weather doesn’t cooperate: Go see a movie There are new movies constantly coming out in Austin whether it be small indie films or large scale blockbusters you can find things to watch. Austin is home to two different theater scenes and experiences worth checking out in the city! If you’ve ever heard of the Alamo Drafthouse it originated here in Austin, but the original is unfortunately gone. They have everything from new releases to fun interactive experiences for you to check out. There is also…

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June 5, 2021

Reasons to Team Build On Kayaks

Kayaking although not thought of as a team event actually makes for a great team building activity. When you head out onto the water on a tandem kayak the biggest downfall I see as a guide is a lack of communication and coordination between the team members. If you were thinking of planning a team building event around kayaking here is why I think it would be a good idea: 1. It bonds you to your team members: If you have team members that don’t get along with one another maybe don’t shove them onto a kayak with one another. However, if you wanted to have a bond formed between two people that don’t really know one another then kayaking is perfect. You have the chance and ability to just be on the water with one other person and just…

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May 17, 2021

Austin Museums to Check Out

Have you ever wanted to see a side of Austin you’ve never experienced? Maybe learn a bit about Austin that you didn’t know existed? Well I’ve got the perfect list for you! I think checking out the Austin museum scene is the way to both of these things. 1.Bob Bullock Museum If you’re coming from out of state or didn’t go through the Texas’ school system this is my top museum. Texas has a long, complicated history behind it from the settlement by Spanish Conquistadors to the election of LBJ as president. This museum has all the details about Texas history and can really help fill in any blanks you might have. 2.Umlauf Sculpture Garden This museum was donated in 1985 and has stood as an Austin staple ever since. It has literally hundreds of sculptures mostly by one artist…

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May 3, 2021

Reasons to Go to Cidercade

There is a restaurant, arcade, and bar new to the city of Austin that I’m absolutely in love with! It’s the only restaurant on Lady Bird Lake that has a patio space and its bar menu is all brewed in house. They also sell by the can or in six packs if you want to take something to go at an affordable rate! Here are some reasons I love the Cidercade: Dozens of Arcade games The Cidercade has all of your classic favorites from your childhood ranging from Pac-Man to Air Hockey. It also receives newer arcade games and is expecting more as Covid restrictions loosen. My personal favorites are some of the pinball machines because they provide endless hours of entertainment as you chase the highest score. Great Food Something you’ll notice as soon as you walk onto the…

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April 16, 2021

Great Austin Breakfast Places

They say Austin is the city of the breakfast taco, but honestly I don’t think that’s the case. If I was to think of all my favorite local breakfast spots in the city most of them don’t specialize in breakfast tacos. While on this train of thought I decided to make a list of my favorite local breakfast spots: 1. Kerbey Lane This restaurant is the Austin equivalent to IHOP, but I think they use better quality ingredients and have a more unique staff. For example, my favorite waiter at my location of choice always wears a rainbow unitard with a top hat. On top of the unique wait staff the restaurants are all dog friendly and before the pandemic they would even give your pets treats. All of this is just part of the charm that makes Kerbey Lane…

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March 2, 2021

Kayaking to Keep Fit in 2021

There are a great many people who are trying to keep their New Year’s Resolution of keeping fit. I am personally going out on the water more and I thought why not share what makes kayaking the perfect activity to help keep you healthy. 1. Great for your cardiovascular health! If you enjoy running, or cycling then kayaking is the exercise for you. The exercise is repetitive and keeps your blood pumping.Which is not only great for your heart, but also helps build up your stamina. 2. Low Impact Activity As previously mentioned kayaking is similar to running in that it is great for your heart health. However, unlike running, kayaking is a low impact sport and doesn’t leave a lasting impact on your joints. It instead builds up your back and core strength as you paddle along. 3. It’s…

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January 15, 2021

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