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101 Family Day Trips from Austin

 

 

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Austin. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

 

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Shoal Creek Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
The Trails at Enchanted Rock
Walnut Creek Trail
Onion Creek and Homestead Trail Loop
Spicewood Valley Trail

 

Time Travel Today

  Pioneer Farms
The Alamo
Austin African American Cultural District
Charles S. Cock House and Cottage Kitchen
Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead
Frio Pioneer Jail Museum
San Antonio Missions

 

Make Life a Beach

  McKinney Falls State Park
Hamilton Pool Preserve
West Lake Beach
Emma Long Park 
Lake Pflugerville Park
   

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

  Shoreclub Volente Beach and Water Park
Rock'N River Family Aquatics Center
Sea World Aquatica
Typhoon Texas
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Pirate's Bay Water Park
Swim Splash and Slide Indoor Water Park at Great Wolf Lodge
Wet'N'Wild SplashTown
North Richland Hills Family Water Park
Splashway Waterpark

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  McNay Art Museum
Bullock TX State History Museum
Cockrell Butterfly Center
TX Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum 
National Museum of the Pacific War
Austin Toy Museum
TX Museum of Science and Technology
Museum of the Weird
The DoSeum

 

Explore These Cities

  Fredericksburg
San Antonio
New Braunfels
Round Rock 
  Grapevine
Corpus Christie
Houston

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Austin Steam Train Association
Austin Metro Rail
Grapevine Vintage Railway
Longhorn and Western Railroad and TX Transportation Museum 
TX Air Museum
Austin's Park and Pizza
Austin's Boat Tours
Austin Duck Adventures

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Boggy Creek Farm
Green Gate Farm
Heirloom Blooms
Johnson's Backyard Garden 
Springdale Farm

 

Play Ball!

  Freestyle Sports
Texas Stars
Austin Rowing Sports
Capitol Area Tennis Association 
Round Rock Express
Austin Spurs

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Sweet Ritual Vegan Ice Cream
Cool Haus
  Cow Tipping Creamery
Teo Gelato
Lick 
  Spun Ice Cream
Dolce Vita
Amy's Ice Cream

 

Connect with Nature

  Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Cyprus Valley Canopy Tours
Zip Lost Pines
Scuba Diving at Mansfield Dam Park 
TX Climbing Adventures
Zilker Botanical Gardens
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  Wonder World Park 

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Kiddie Acres Amuseument Park
Six Flags Fiesta
Six Flags Over Texas
SeaWorld San Antonio 
Kemah Boardwalk
Sandy Lake Amuseument Park
Morgans Wonderland
ZDT's Amusement Park

 

Talk to the Animals

  Austin Zoo
Austin Aquarium
Crow's Nest Farm
Fry's Fun Farm 
Fort Worth Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
San Antonio Zoo
Texas State Aquarium
Sea Life

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Mexic Arte Museum
Asian American Resource Center
Chinatown Center
Austin Dragon Boat Festival 
Austin Day of the Dead Celebrations
Alliance Francaise d'Austin
Austin Celtic Calendar

 

Get Active Indoors

  Rock About Climbing Adventures
Altitude Tramploine Park
The Little Gym
Dartbowl 
Chaparral Ice
Mt. Playmore

 

Challenge Yourself

  Cathedral of Junk
Check out some of Austin's most popular murals
Mindspark Escape Games
Climb the stairs at Mt. Bonnell 
Austin Sailboat Rentals
Epic SUP (stand up paddle board)
Texas Trail Ride

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Toy Joy
Monkey See, Monkey DO
BookPeople
Over the Rainbow 
Anna's Toy Depot 
Terra Toys
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books
Lions and Tigers and Toys

 

 

 

Most of these destinations are within an hour from Austin. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away 

 


 

 

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