With summer winding down, there is still time to do some fun activities before the kids head back to school. Whether you live in the area or are in town looking for Austin homes or Austin real estate, enjoy the family fun that our city has to offer. At York Real Estate, we occasionally like to take out some time for rest and relaxation. We encourage our friends and neighbors to do the same before the summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. Here are just a few fun things to see and do in Austin.
Austin Children’s Museum
For something different, check out the Austin Children’s Museum, located at 201 Colorado Street in downtown Austin. The current featured exhibit at the museum
is “The Big Game.” Kids of all ages can play jumbo-sized versions of some popular games. There are many permanent exhibits at the museum as well. Visit the Funstruction Zone, where children can try their hands at construction with 3-D building block pieces. Another choice is the Tinkerer’s Workshop, where they can discover the world of inventing and creating things, like testing a pig parachute or making a video diary.
The zoo is a fun place to go for children and grown-ups alike. See exotic animals, like an African Lion or a Bengal Tiger. Check out the antics and silliness of the monkeys and marmosets. Get an up-close view of the reptiles, like snakes, a skink and a humongous Galapagos Tortoise. The zoo also features exhibits of birds, mammals, amphibians and many domestic animals. The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is located outside of town at 108017 Rawhide Trail.
There are several places to go fishing and boating in the Austin area. Two spots are Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Both have boat ramp access. Fishing is a popular pastime at both venues, although Lake Travis bass tend to bite better in the fall and spring than summertime. Many of the state’s parks also have picnic facilities, so pack a lunch when you go.