Things To Do

There's an exclusive spot on one of Austin, TX's most popular lakes that span nearly two football fields and is home to one of the biggest inflatable water parks in Texas.

Waterloo Adventures is now open for the season! The Lake Travis attraction is a giant water adventure with over 21 different inflatable activities to fill your day.

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There's a particular section of shoreline on Austin's popular Lake Travis where the water is crystal clear, the limestone cliffs tower over and clothing is absolutely optional.

One of the only nude beaches in Texas is known to Austinites as Hippie Hollow, and it's a longstanding tradition for some visitors to lounge the day away on the popular rocky shores wearing only their birthday suit.

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Austin Pets Alive! is a pet adoption non-profit organization that helps thousands of cats, dogs, and other animals of Texas in need.

For 25 years, it has played an integral role in helping needy animals by giving them the medical care they might require, or helping them work out behavioral issues so they can have a successful life. All with the goal of fostering or eventually adopting the animals out to loving homes.

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Summer in Texas' capital means indulging in the abundant surrounding water activities to cool off from our brutal heat waves. That includes boating, and there definitely isn't a shortage of Austin boat rentals these days.

A day of partying with friends on a large boat on Lake Travis or a romantic paddleboat picnic on Lady Bird Lake have become some of the top things to do in the Texas state capital — it's a tried and true practice done by many local celebs, tourists, and lifelong Austinites.

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The beautiful scenic walking routes of the River Place Nature Trail make for some of the best hiking trails in Austin. This nature area will transport you out of the city and into a tranquil forest for a good workout, a peaceful stroll, a splash in a waterfall, or a daily dog walk.

There are three trails within the River Place Neighborhood — Panther Hollow, Little Fern, and Canyon. All of the paths have different entrances but lead to the same converging point.

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A blue and yellow banana mural, a huge bathtub in a gold-plated room, and bright pink vanity might have been in the background of photos showing up on your Instagram feed lately, and that's thanks to the Original Selfie Museum.

This colorful photo studio has two locations in Texas: one in San Antonio, and the newest in Austin. The latest location has become a recent hotspot for locals to be their most extra selves with its outlandish and interactive room designs.

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Residents of Austin and San Antonio have always been just a short one and a half-hour drive away from each other, but a new scenic route might make the trip more of an adventure.

The Great Springs Project set up the plan for a new massive network of hiking trails that aims to connect Austin and San Antonio, as well as four springs including the Barton, Comal, San Marcos and San Antonio Springs. 

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If you missed the first round of comedy shows featuring Joe Rogan and Dave Chappelle in Austin, this is your lucky day.

The two announced more show dates that will be taking place at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in the Texas capital, just days after their December shows wrapped up.

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Visiting a water park during an Austin winter is no longer impossible.

The Kalahari Resort in Round Rock opened its doors today after over 900 days of construction, and yes, it lives up to the hype.

The massive vacation stay features cabana and bungalow rentals, a convention center, the world's largest indoor water park, and much much more.

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Austin is a massive city, so finding the right combination of city life and peaceful seclusion can be difficult, but definitely not impossible. Lady Bird Lake Trail in Austin is smack dab in the heart of the city, to offer locals a stroll through the woods with views of some of Austin's most prized possessions. Whether you're a newcomer to the city or considered to be an Austinite, you won't be disappointed spending a day on this trail.

Lady Bird Lake Trail is 10 miles long and perfect for any and all skill levels.

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During the summer months, there's no better place to spend your day than somewhere in the great outdoors. Texans have parted ways with gloomy, cold weather as of late, so there's truly no better time than now to visit a park, pool, or anything else that involves fixing awkward tan lines. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park in Austin is a hidden gem in the middle of ATX that's perfect for a stroll, a dip, and playtime with your pup.

Austin, Texas, is home to Walnut Creek Metro Park, a place where you and your furry friend are always welcome.

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Finding fun things to do in your car is more sought after these days than ever before. Unfortunately, few activities can be enjoyed in such a closed space aside from seeing a movie or devouring a fast food meal. That's all changing this summer when the Parking Lot Social comes to Texas and brings with it the best new way to enjoy movies and food. It's complete with live concerts, games, comedy, and much more!

The Parking Lot Social is coming to Austin from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12 to show Austinites the night, or nights, of their lives.

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