With an average of 228 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder Austin offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Whether it’s a sunset bat cruise on Lady Bird Lake, a hike on one of The Greenbelt’s trails, or a dip in an Austin watering hole, get out and enjoy the great outdoors. All social distancing approved.
Austin Hot Spots: Watering Holes
Take a dip in one of Austin’s best swimming holes.
Austin Motel | Take the plunge! The Austin Motel is taking great lengths to keep folks cozy and socially distanced poolside each week from Friday-Sunday so grab your mask, reserve your pool pass now, and cruise on over.
1220 S Congress Ave | 512.441.1157
Blue Hole | Drive 45 minutes south of Austin to reach the glorious Blue Hole. The crystal-clear waters stay an ideal 75 degrees all year round and are shaded by towering cypress trees. Reservations are required.
Blue Hole Ln | 512.660.9111
Float On Boat Rentals | Make some lake memories and cool off with Float On boat rentals. Great rates, new boats, and friendly staff make this local company the highest rated boat rental company in Austin.
5019 Capital of TX Hwy N | 512.436.3505
West Lake Beach | A great place to take the fam! Located along Lake Austin, just north of the Lake Austin Dam, West Lake Beach features a roped-off swimming area that gets up to six feet deep!
2509 Westlake Dr | 512.327.9004
Austin Hot Spots: Patios
Head to one of our favorite Austin patios where you can safely eat and drink alfresco.
Austin Hot Spots: The Great Outdoors
Head out and get some fresh air in Austin’s great outdoors.
Barton Creek Greenbelt | Contains 12.68 miles of gorgeous trails, with the main trail spanning about 7 miles. This particular greenbelt is considered one of the top hiking trails in Texas. Make sure to make a reservation.
Blunn Creek Preserve | This one-mile loop makes it easy to forget that you’re in the middle of the city. Attracting fewer visitors than some of the other trails, it’s perfect for quiet introspection.
1200 St Edwards Dr
Turkey Creek Trail | The only off-leash area in Emma Long Metropolitan Park, the 2.5-mile Turkey Creek Trail zig-zags across the creek bed, providing plenty of opportunities for your best friend to frolic – and for you to get your feet wet.
1401-1711 City Park Rd
Austin Hot Spots: Iconically Austin
Here are a few hot spots that are uniquely Austin and socially-distancing approved.
Thinkery: Austin Children’s Museum | Re-opening September 5th. Enjoy their new “Path To Play” model, which will allow small groups of 10 to move throughout the museum in a timed and sequenced fashion.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden | With Texas’ largest collection of touchable sculpture, the UMLAUF offers over 50 sculptures in a peaceful 6-acre garden near Barton Springs.