Best Places to See Bluebonnets This Spring

Tomorrow marks the official start of Spring and we are so excited! Texas wildflowers and Bluebonnets especially are one of our favorite things about Spring in Central Texas. AustinLocal.com has a great post on the best places to see bluebonnets this spring!

Due to the abundance of rain, this year is supposed to have epic wildflowers! You can enjoy bluebonnets driving along roads or highways like Hwy 71 or Hwy 360. Or you can visit huge patches in a variety of parks. One particularly incredible place for Bluebonnets is Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area in Spicewood. To find out more information about Muleshoe and all the other places to see wildflowers, check out the rest of the post HERE.

 

 

 

23 Things To Do in Austin in March

Looking for some great activities in Austin in March? Warmer weather makes us want to get out and enjoy all our city has to offer! AustinLocal.com has a great article with 23 great events happening this March!

A few things that immediately come to mind when thinking of March are wildflowers, St. Patrick’s Day and spring! March also brings the world famous South by Southwest® (SXSW®) festival and conferences to Austin where you can check out amazing music, film and technology. Another annual March event in Austin is Rodeo Austin, which takes place over a 2-week period. You can check out the rest of the events by visiting the complete post HERE.

Pace Bend Park

Austin, Texas has lots of incredible ways to experience and explore the outdoors. There are also an abundance of County and State Parks ready to be enjoyed. One park just outside of Austin in Spicewood is called Pace Bend Park.

Encompassing 1,368 acres, Pace Bend Park is gorgeous, located on Lake Travis, and has tons of available activities. Options include Barbecue Grills, Fire Rings, Boat Ramps (3), Fishing, Improved Campsites (20), Multi-Use Trails, Out-house Style Toilets, Picnic Tables, Primitive Campsites (400+), Designated Swim Coves, RV Dump Station and more. For dog lovers, dogs are allowed in Pace Bend Park as long as they are on leash! The website also lists a few other rules to abide by in relation to pets and park usage.

The Park charges a cash fee at the entrance depending on your activity, and reservations can be made in advance for the campsites. With its incredible beauty and amount of activities and area to explore, Pace Bend Park is a great way to spend an afternoon, weekend or week! Visit https://parks.traviscountytx.gov/parks/pace-bend for all of the details, location information and more.

28 Things to Do in Austin in February

One of the great things about Austin is the variety and vast amount of activities to do! A great resource for finding out about the best upcoming events is found at AustinLocal.com.

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Are you a runner? This month features the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K on February 17th  Downtown Austin. Another exciting event coming to Austin this month is Dancing With The Stars: Live! at Bass Concert Hall on February 20th. If music is more your thing, you can see Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra on February 14th at ACL Live, Fleetwood Mac on February 9th at the Frank Erwin Center, and Panic at the Disco! on February 8th at the Frank Erwin Center. To see the entire list of activities in Austin in February, visit HERE.

 

 

 

4 Unique Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Thinking about getting away for Spring break this year? Are you tired of doing the same thing or do you want some new ideas? Here are some fun and unique ideas you may not have heard about before!

  1. SCAVENGER HUNT VACATION: Do you love scavenger hunts? Cluventure is a company that organizing custom scavenger hunt vacations. Trips last up to 10 days and vary based on the wants and needs of the travelers!
  2. RAIL VACATION TOUR: Another unique idea is taking a spring break adventure by rail! There are a variety of different itineraries to explore and you can experience some of the beautiful scenery the US has to offer! Vacations by Rail is a great company to explore if considering this type of trip.
  3. VISIT A GUEST/DUDE RANCH: This is a fun idea that has something for everyone! You can visit places such as Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, and spend a week or several days exploring the beautiful landscape, enjoying outdoor activities, star gazing at night and so much more. Two fun options are Tanque Verde Ranch in Arizona and Mayan Dude Ranch in Texas.Available for Vacation
  4. VISIT A TINY HOUSE VILLAGE: Have you been curious about what it’s like to live in a Tiny House? Why not escape and stay in one for a week! There are different places across the country that offers a variety of tiny house rental options. Some options include Community First! Village in Austin, Texas, Mt. Hood Tiny House Village near Portland, Oregon or Petite Retreats which has options all over the US.

 

Source:

https://www.travelchannel.com/interests/family/10-under-the-radar-family-spring-break-vacations-,” Travel Channel.

6 Unique January Austin Activites

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is here! Fortunately, there are lots of activities to jump start your new year. Check out some of our favorites.

  1. ICE SKATING ON THE PLAZAWhole Foods Market – January 1 – January 21, 2019
  • Located at 525 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703. Check the website for hours and availability. Cost is $10, including skates!

 

  1. AUSTIN FREE WEEK – January 1 – January 8, 2019
  • Happening at various locations, come enjoy free live music! Hundreds of bands are participating. You can check out the schedule at http://freeweek.do512.com/.

 

  1. THE SWOON EVENTSpringdale Station – January 19, 2019
  • Planning a wedding? This event is for you! This event brings local vendors and businesses all in one place for couples planning a wedding to gain ideas and inspiration. Visit http://www.theswoonevent.com/ for more information.

 

  1. MARTIN LUTHER KING MARCH, FESTIVAL AND FOOD DRIVEThe University of Texas – January 21, 2019
  • Come join the Annual Community March and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King. The event starts at the MLS statue at the University of Texas and ends at Huston-Tillotson University. The celebration continues with live music and vendors! You can also bring canned goods to donate to the Capitol Area Food Bank.

 

  1. PRINT AUSTIN – January 15, 2019 – February 15, 2019
  • Happening at various locations throughout Austin, the Austin visual arts community comes together in this annual event to showcase fine art prints. Visit https://printaustin.org/about-2/ for more information.

 

  1. 3M HALF MARATHON – January 20, 2019
  • This event is fun whether you participate as a runner or just come to cheer the runners on! This event showcases the amazing city of Austin. At the finish line, enjoy live music and fantastic foods trucks!

 

Source:

https://do512.com/iceskatingontheplaza2018,” Do512.

http://freeweek.do512.com/,” Do512.

http://www.theswoonevent.com/,” The Swoon Event.

http://www.mlkcelebration.com/celebration-events/march-and-festival/ ,” MLK Celebration.

https://printaustin.org/about-2/,” Print Austin.

http://3mhalfmarathon.com/,” 3M Half Marathon.

16 Places to Ring In 2019 In Austin

If you’re looking to celebrate in style for New Year’s Eve this year in Austin or do something different, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of some of the top parties, celebrations and concerts happening on December 31, 2018 into January 1, 2019. Have fun, be safe, and welcome 2019!

  1. Experience Austin: NYE 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018, 7:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 3:00am.

NYE Industry Mixer

801 N. Commons Ford Rd.

Austin, TX 78733

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-austin-nye-2019-tickets-50974235310?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

  1. 2nd Annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Party

Monday, December 31, 2018, 8:30pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00am.

Moonfire Lounge

310 Colorado St. Unit B

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-fire-ice-new-years-eve-party-tickets-52342153791?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

  1. Willie Nelson & Family New Year

Monday, December 31, 2018, 8:30pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00am.

The Moody Theatre

310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. #1B

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: http://acl-live.com/calendar/willie-nelson-family-2

 

  1. Gatsby’s House – Austin New Year’s Eve 2019

Monday, December 31, 2019, 9:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00am.

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

700 San Jacinto Blvd.

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gatsbys-house-austin-new-years-eve-2019-tickets-48751161035?aff=erelexpmlt

 

  1. The Black Puma’s

Monday, December 31, 2018, 8:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00am.

Antone’s

305 E. 5th Street

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1787341?utm_medium=bks

 

  1. The Black Angels – New Year’s Eve at Mohawk

Monday, December 31, 2018. Doors open at 7:00pm.

Mohawk

912 Red River St.

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-black-angels-new-years-eve-mohawk-tickets-51560569050

 

  1. Austin’s New Year Celebration 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018 from 3:00pm – 11:00pm.

Mohawk

912 Red River Street

Austin, TX 78701

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/885686331621836/

 

  1. Keep It Quiet Presents: The NYE Party

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00pm.

Fair Market

1100 East 5th Street

Austin, TX 78702

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-it-quiet-presents-the-nye-party-2019-tickets-52905062466

 

  1. New Year’s Eve: A Labyrinth Themed Masquerade Ball

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:55am.

Indian Roller

1322, 10026 Manchaca Rd.

Austin, TX 78748

More Information: https://m.facebook.com/events/420218478513918

 

  1. The Nightowls

Monday, December 31, 2018. Doors at 9:00pm.

Stubb’s Indoors

801 Red River

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://stubbsindoor.frontgatetickets.com/event/csau2pyn8czbow8t?utm_campaign=artist&utm_source=the_nightowls&utm_medium=web&utm_content=20181231_the_nightowls

 

  1. Happy Noon Year Cruise

Monday, December 31, 2018, 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Lone Star Riverboat

208 Barton Springs Rd.

Austin, TX 78704

Tickets: https://austintourcompany.rezdy.com/279494/happy-noon-year-cruise

 

  1. A Very Austin NYE on the Downtown Library Rooftop

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 1:00am.

Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez St.

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-very-austin-nye-on-the-downtown-library-rooftop-tickets-52878651470

 

  1. Fire & Ice – New Year’s Eve at Fairmont Austin

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:30pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00pm.

Fairmont Austin

101 Red River St.

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fire-ice-new-years-at-fairmont-austin-tickets-52730130239?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3y73nz-k8md-TzUvb03TR_lXeMdNNy2I61XgOst1mKR4qAJhG1ywzy3So

 

  1. Bob Schneider’s New Year’s Eve Party

Monday, December 31, 2018. Doors open at 8:00pm.

The Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://tickets.austintheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=4391

 

  1. New Year’s Eve at Rose Room & 77 Degrees

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00pm.

The Rose Room

11500 Rock Rose

Austin, TX 78758

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-at-rose-room-77-degrees-tickets-53031879780?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1Dty3reFX55MtJJnDJuVdNrgZ1HmLtKue5Vp382GWc-ax-GXimFeIlZmc

 

  1. The Capitol Countdown at the Belmont – New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018, 8:00pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:00pm.

The Belmont

305 W. 6th St.

Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-capitol-countdown-at-the-belmont-new-years-eve-party-2019-tickets-52720280779?aff=Amber50&fbclid=IwAR1_X_PIz6eLKpo1ycqgJSneWhdkUkdFuncpe5ibpKa0nOiObbG7lO3nbRE

 

Source:

http://365thingsaustin.com/best-new-years-eve-parties-austin-2018 ,” 365 Things Austin.