Activities & Resources
Blogs & Sites
Location: 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
The winner of our 2008 Parents' Picks quest to find the best museum in Austin, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum features exhibits that are designed to surround visitors ...
Location: 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX
The winner of our 2008 Parents' Picks quest to find the best place for family bonding in Austin, the Austin Zoo is home to both domestic stock and a wide variety of exotic species...
Location: 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin, TX
The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is home to more than 130 sculptures, drawings, and paintings.
The Garden is wheelchair-accessible, and therefore easy on the strollers
Location: 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX
Step back in time and live the life of a pioneer farmer. At the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, visitors can experience what life was like in the rural Texas Hill Country in the late 19th centur...
Location: 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
The winner of our 2008 Parents' Picks quest to find the best playground/park in Austin, 350-acre Zilker Park is one of Austin's best loved green spaces. Family activity options in...
Location: 823 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
The Austin Museum of Art provides fun, informal, and collaborative experiences in art, and features family programs designed to nurture creativity and curiosity.
Location: S 1st Street and W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX
The Lone Star Riverboat is an old-fashioned, double deck paddle-wheeler that offers narrated sightseeing cruises and a terrific view of the city's famous Mexican free tail bats' evening ...
Location: 3704 Kerbey Lane, Austin, TX
Kerbey Lane Cafe is dedicated to working with with local vendors, purveyors, and growers, helping the restaurant stand out from the pack of traditional 24/7 coffee shops. In addition to burgers...
Location: 1223 Paleface RR, Spicewood, TX
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours offers visitors the opportunity to fly through the canopy of old growth cypress trees along steel zip lines. Platforms and sky bridges are set up along the way as we...
Location: 401 E. Whitestone Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX
The Austin Steam Train heads out from the railroad depot in Cedar Park. Call for reservations.
The Hill Country Flyer runs from Cedar Park, through the Hill Country, to B...
Location: 1010 Colorado Street, Austin, TX
Note: As of October 1, 2007, the mansion is closed for tours indefinitely for extensive maintenance. Check with the website for updates. Texas' premier historic home has served as the official...
Location: 409 East Fifth Street, Austin, TX
The "master of the short story" has his own museum in Austin - his home from 1893 to 1895 has been restored and packed with memorabilia.
Location: 4200 S. IH-35, Georgetown, TX
Spooky, mysterious, beautiful, and just a split second off the highway (the Caverns were discovered, after all, during the construction of 35), Inner Space is a fun way to spend a morning or af...
Location: 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX
Founded in 1982, the former first lady's Wildflower Center is a sprawling compound complete with a learning center, a gift shop, a library, 16 themed gardens (including a butterfly garde...