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Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
#4 of 290 things to do in Austin
My favorite places are near the lake - especially the Zilker Botannical Gardens and the Zilker Park Playscape next to Barton Creek and the (famous with parents, grandparents and children everywhere) Zilker Zephyr...
Walk, jog, bike and definitely family friendly access to a glorious and well maintained hike/bike trails amidst the lovely Town/LadyBird Lake.
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Zilker Metropolitan Park
#12 of 290 things to do in Austin
It is great for most outdoor activities and for all ages: walking, jogging, picnic, train ride for kids, outdoor theatre and performance facility, and water & splash activities.
Although Zilker has lots of beautiful places for adults to hike, jog, play Frisbee, etc., it is also great for young children.
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Thinkery
#22 of 290 things to do in Austin
It was one of the best ones I have been to, organized "art" class for toddlers, the kids had a blast as just almost every one loves to paint with color foam or on a little easel ... I can highly recommend the plac...
Very innovative and fun way to introduce children to a wide variety of fields (science, arts, nature, engineering, music and more).
Barton Springs Pool
#11 of 290 things to do in Austin
Wonderful park for strolling, kids, walking the dog or walking/biking along the 10 mile paved hike and bike trail.
Excellent place for families, couples or even for individuals to swim , relax and go for treks or walks around the pool.
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
#16 of 290 things to do in Austin
Saying hello to a nesting Great Horned Owl, walking among native plants, seeing the delight of children in the family area, climbing the sandstone tower and overlooking the vast wildflower area, and ending in a gi...
There are always wonderfully beautiful display gardens, swings in the arboretum, nature trails, an art studio, coffee shop, gift shop, play / learning areas for kids and more.
Town Lake
#14 of 290 things to do in Austin
Amazingly clean and attended by families, young mother with jogging strollers those getting in shape and the elderly, alike.
There are some short trails that you can do with the kids very easily.
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Mayfield Park
#23 of 290 things to do in Austin
Great for kids, families, couples, outings, engagement photos, and more.
A fun place for children and adults to view wildlife up close!
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Capitol Complex Visitors Center
#17 of 290 things to do in Austin
My kids love this game and the Capitol Complex of Austin is Pokemon Go paradise, your kids will love it, they will meet a lot of other nice kids and catch a lot of Pokemon.
Amazing architecture, a great place for pictures and a nice afternoon activity with family or friends.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
#9 of 290 things to do in Austin
There are thousands of beautifully designed educational displays and interactive opportunities for children and adults to learn about history and the State of Texas.
It has a museum gift shop with tons of Texas stuff if you're visiting, and there is always a great family friendly documentary film, usually about Texas, for the family to enjoy.
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Texas Military Forces Museum
#8 of 290 things to do in Austin
A great family trip, must see, I highly recommend this museum, a great collection of Military artifacts.
The museum is unexpectedly large and well done, free of charge, and a great place to visit with family.
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
#32 of 290 things to do in Austin
Awesome to see, a must!!! Very educational experience and very recommended for families with kids.
I've lived in Austin for twenty years and have taken family and friends who have visited Austin to see the Bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge probably 50 times and it is an always AMAZING site to behold.
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McKinney Falls State Park
#37 of 290 things to do in Austin
Lovely waterfalls, beautiful trees, a stunning, clear-flowing creek, and an easy-to-hike trail that's great for bringing kids and dogs.
Great fro swimming, camping, hiking and other family fun activities
The Domain
#29 of 290 things to do in Austin
Domain is really busy in the evening.. the restaurants and pubs are a great place to be with friends and family and the choice is great.
The newer section had a 'grass' performance area and a couple of play sections for kids, so I would imagine it is a nice family gathering area on the weekends.
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Mount Bonnell
#18 of 290 things to do in Austin
drive, there's a little park with peacocks and coi ponds, etc. where the kids enjoyed the outdoors.
The view is amazing, you look over Lake Austin,,, beautiful place to take family pictures or pics of your love.
Austin Aquarium
#42 of 290 things to do in Austin
Wonderful place.. Wil is so wonderful with the Lemurs and kids!! Great info teaching and learning about them.
Excellent and varied experience for Adults and children alike
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Austin Zoo
#41 of 290 things to do in Austin
This non-profit is continuously building new enclosures and facilities and hosts daily programs and talks for kids and adults alike, in its effort to house animals from the 40-50 calls they get every month.
Deer, llamas, goats), which is fun and interactive for kids (or my teacher wife who is a child at heart).
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
#20 of 290 things to do in Austin
Been to many college stadiums throughout the country and I would describe the experience as quite family friendly and people are mostly polite and helpful.
There are foods, drinks, souvenir vendors along with activities for fans including kids.
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Zilker Botanical Garden
#36 of 290 things to do in Austin
There is a wonderful selection of southern flowers and Cacti, a Japanese garden and Koi pond, a prehistoric garden and a path with fairy houses created by local children.
This garden is great for wandering, bringing the kids, finding a quiet spot to read or think, sharing with visitors, discovering with your significant other.
I Love You So Much Mural
#33 of 290 things to do in Austin
Whether walking down South Congress with a significant other, kids, grandkids, or your bff, this is one of several must stop photo ops.
Depending on the time of day, the wait is very short and there are plenty of folks who are happy to snap your picture with your closest friend or family member!
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue
#24 of 290 things to do in Austin
Enjoy taking pics with you family and friends.
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Barton Creek Greenbelt
#13 of 290 things to do in Austin
We stopped and let the dogs swim and play and if you go a mile down from the trailhead there's a nice mini waterfall that was a big hit with the kids/dogs.
Perfect spot for families and couples.
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Texas State Capitol
#6 of 290 things to do in Austin
Lots of open grounds to have the kids sit out for a picnic, the visitors center is very engaging for all audiences, and Byron the tour guide for the Capitol Building was a delight!
Great place to visit when friends or family are in town- the grounds were beautifully lit for the holiday season - the tree of rotating colors was amazing.
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Magic's Theater
#45 of 290 things to do in Austin
Next time you want to get out of the house for a night of family fun, forget the movie theater and get tickets to see John Magic and his lovely wife perform some fabulous illusions!
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IMAX, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
#39 of 290 things to do in Austin
Overall adults will enjoy the historical part and there are interactive activities for the kids.
We watched the Last Jedi with the kids and we all had a blast.
Austin Nature & Science Center
#51 of 290 things to do in Austin
The Austin Nature & Science Center is a great place to learn and explore - Lots of hands on fun for the kids and animals to see.
Great exhibits for children in the center where they can handle bones of animals, see a real beehive and learn about Nano technology!
Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train
#53 of 290 things to do in Austin
A wonderful way to entertain the whole family on a Zilker outing for just a few dollars, highly recommended !!
Kids of all ages will enjoy the 20 minute train ride around the park that hugs the springs, through the park, and around the outskirts of Zilker Park.
Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library
#47 of 290 things to do in Austin
The 6 floors of light filled space includes an outdoor rooftop garden and reading porch with amazing views, an IT petting zoo where you can explore modern technology gadgets, special areas for teens, children, and...
This library is stunning ️ Bring the whole family,there are six floors to discover and enjoy ️the rooftop offers views of Austin you will remember and enjoy Each floor has a place to study ,relax ,research The c...
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Long Center
#48 of 290 things to do in Austin
So proud when they honor our country, the veterans and their families with God bless the USA.
A group of family and friends went to see the Nutcracker.
Zilker Playground
#59 of 290 things to do in Austin
With a couple of children´s playgrounds, trails and even a small working passenger train, the park is a great option for a family outing.
passed by on the way to the Zilker train...lots of whopping and hollering!!! happy kids, smiling moms enjoying a bit of a rest...the older boys enjoying the bridges over the train tracks and "cutting up" for the t...
Congress Avenue
#28 of 290 things to do in Austin
Once you cross over Congress bridge, heading south (away from the Capitol) you will start seeing shops and restaurants.I always take friends and family who are visiting Austin to SoCo.
Congress Avenue is a great place to enjoy the family friendly Austin scene.
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