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Best parks in Austin

Outdoor Event Space
“Largest city park with great views to the city, where people play sports, bring dogs, have picnics, and relax. ”
845local recommendations
Other Great Outdoors
“Popular hiking trail from Zilker Park running north and west along the creek bed.”
230local recommendations
Trail
“Beautiful state park 10-15 min from the house. 2 waterfalls and swimming holes, miles of hike/bike trails, historical remains, and spring bluebonnets ”
119local recommendations
Botanical Garden
“Great spot to take photos! Wonder aimlessly through the trails and over the creeks.”
124local recommendations
Park
“Stop along the Trail to people watch, snap a photo with our Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and just take in the best view of downtown. Located at the mid-point of “Austin’s crown jewel”, the Butler Hike and Bike Trail (AKA “The Trail”). Also boasts some of the best and most photographable views of downtown.”
140local recommendations
Garden
“This is a popular place to visit to see all the native flowers and plants of Texas. It is especially busy in the springtime when bluebonnets begin blooming.”
102local recommendations
Playground
“While you’re here take a break from all the outdoor beauty and enjoy a movie at Alamo Drafthouse, or BD Riley’s Pub, or Lick Ice Cream (for a unique experience).”
91local recommendations
Park
“Serene walking trails & roaming peacocks Quiet 21-acre grounds with walking trails & a wildlife habitat with free-roaming peacocks.”
77local recommendations
Park
“Hike and bike trail, shallow water, dogs are welcome off-leash (not fenced), picnic tables, and lots of parking.”
40local recommendations
Park
“The only legal nude beach in Texas! Warm, soft water and a friendly mixed-gender crowd that is carefully overseen by park rangers..”
33local recommendations
Park
“City park with picnic & swimming areas 12 miles of forested trails on Lake Austin, with boat dock, barbecue pits & several swimming areas.”
24local recommendations
Park
“5 to 7-min walk away this is our neighborhood park! Winding alongside shoal creek, you can walk paved or wooded trails, throw a frisbee or have a cookout.”
48local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Great place to pop into if you want to grab a coffee, craft beer or cocktail. They've always got a few food trucks parked out front serving tacos, wings or BBQ. They're open late, too and often have bands playing inside or outside. ”
31local recommendations
Park
“One of the largest strip malls in the area. They also have a wonder movie theater with great reclining seats. Just down Old San Antonio towards Austin.”
31local recommendations
Other Great Outdoors
“Hike around the Greenbelt; start here if you want to see Twin Falls or swim there, and look at the stunningly beautiful trees in a less crowded place.”
27local recommendations
Park
“There is a 6 mile Hike and Bike trail around town lake that is 600 feet away from the house. Good for running, biking and walking.”
34local recommendations