The Spring Austin Bucket List

1. Experience Wildflowers in Bloom.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center displays 650 native Texas plant species. Texas Hill Country's meadows and valleys burst into a colorful carpet of bright bluebonnets every spring.
2. Make a Splash at a Swimming Hole.
The Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls of the Barton Creek Greenbelt are local secrets. Hike for a half-mile to Twin Falls, for its relaxing shallow stream waters and rocky areas for climbing.
3. Attend a Spring Festival.
During SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals (8.-17.03) filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge in Austin. Rodeo Austin (16.-30.03), features 10 ProRodeo events, a fair and concerts. Some of the country's hottest chefs and winemakers create an unforgettable experience during the Austin Food + Wine Festival (26.-28.04).
4. Explore Must-See Museums.
See the amazing outdoor installations by renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at the Waller Creek Delta and The Contemporary Austin’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, nestled on the Lake Austin waterfront.
5. Dine Alfresco.
There are several restaurants with docks along Lake Austin, including Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. P6, offers amazing rooftop views of the city. Or watch a live band in the outdoor beer garden of Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden. 
6. Picnic in the Park.
Pack a picnic and head to Zilker Park, a 360-acre oasis in the heart of downtown that’s the site of festivals and free music at Zilker Hillside Theater, plus it’s home to Zilker Botanical Garden, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and Barton Springs Pool!
7. Dine at a Food Truck.
Located by Zilker Park, food trailer park The Picnic, offers must-try eats like Acai Hut and The Mighty Cone.
8. Shop at the Farmers Market.
Enjoy fresh produce, homemade treats, gourmet snacks colorful bouquets, hot coffee and the sound of a local musician wafting through the stalls at one of our many farmers markets.
9. Go Outdoors.
Yoga, hiking, mountain biking or ziplining – the great outdoors of Austin has it all!
10. Head to the Hill Country.
At Distillery District, try the Treaty Oak Distilling, cool off in the aquamarine waters of Hamilton Pool Preserve, featuring a 50-foot waterfall, then head to the Driftwood Wine Trail to sample wines at Duchman Family Winery and Fall Creek Vineyards.
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Posted on: 11/02/2019

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