Staying home this spring break (OR traveling to Austin this spring break?), and want to feel like you’re on vacation? Little Roseberry has so many great plans for you and the kiddos, we’re going to break this one into two parts. To spice things up a bit, we’ll throw in some lesser known attractions too. Enjoy, Roseberry Readers!
Located in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, this is a three story structure made from, well, junk. But really awesome junk. Think record players, kitchen utensils, auto parts and beer signs, for starters. It doesn’t seem like a big area, but there is plenty to explore. We’re talking staircases and plenty of magical nooks and crannies. Owner and creator Vince Harremon started this project in 1988; Most of the cathedral is made from things that people donate to Vince. It’s one of those eccentric, weird, totally Austin things that you’ll just have to see to believe. So set a date (call ahead at 512-259-7413 as this is appointment only!) and get your kids ready for a trip to junk paradise! Note: There is a $10 suggested donation.)
Austin is already famous for its graffiti, but this majestic work of art takes it to another level entirely. Literally, there are different levels to climb and explore at Hope Outdoor Gallery. You are also welcome to spray your own graffiti, if so inclined, as this graffiti is a collaborative community project. It’s fun, it’s colorful and it’s inspirational. From memos on peace and love to giant paintings of animals, there is sure to be something for the whole fam to enjoy.
Ever wanted to fly? How about flying with the help of a water-filled jetpack? Here’s your chance! If the kids are old enough, this is the perfect spring break activity. When flyboarding, you’ll stand on a small wakeboard and be propelled out of the water by a pipe attached to a jetski. Be prepared to soar into the air, and maybe for a face-plant or two. It takes a few minutes to get the hang of, but that’s half the fun. This is an experience perfect for families full of water sport lovers and thrill seekers!
Lady Bird Lake (Rowing Dock) – 2418 Stratford Drive, Austin Texas, 78746
Brushy Creek Park (The Mobile Kayak) – 3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Want to be out on the water but not quite ready to use a jetpack? Try canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding! If you’re closer to downtown or just love the hustle and bustle (and people watching!) of the downtown area, try Lady Bird Lake. If you’re in north Austin or looking for something a little more serene, try the lovely and more secluded Brushy Creek Park. Both are great choices for a day of adventure and sun.
Zipline Lake Travis boasts the longest zipline in all of Texas! If that isn’t enough to convince you, there are multiple other ziplines and light hiking that leads you through the beauty of the Texas Hill Country. There's even a zipline race for you to get some friendly competition going with the fam. Fun and beauty for the whole family to enjoy!
Address: 404 Krause Springs Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669
Sure, you know about the Barton Springs, but have you tried the Krause one yet? This watering hole is slightly outside of Austin in Spicewood, this watering hole boats a waterfall, beautiful cypress trees, a butterfly garden and even a rope swing. You can even make a night of it and enjoy their on-site camping!
Stay tuned for part two, Roseberry Readers! Pst- Feel free to comment below with spring break staycation ideas of your own!
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