Our Chief Experience Office, Elizabeth Alderson, chimes in on National Tourism Week to share her favorite kid-friendly activities around Austin. Being the mother of three, she knows the best spots to keep the kids (and parents) entertained.
  1. Texas State Capitol – My kids loved have always loved going here, from when they were younger to now. From going at night and running down the halls (security guards were cool but maybe don’t say that to the whooollleee world), to making the speech in the echo chamber, to staring up at the big star…it’s all grandiose and beautiful! And of course the huge yard is magical to run, throw a frisbee, and have a picnic.
  2. Botanical Garden – We love this place. Lots of fun little spots for kids to check out. Pretty year round but in the fall and spring the flowers look amazing! It’s also right next to Zilker Park and Barton Springs, more ways to enjoy the great outdoors Austin has to offer.
  3. Cidercade or Pinballz – Kids love this place and it’s a lot cheaper than Dave + Busters.
  4. Food trucks + funky shops – In a city with endless street food and fun shops, this could be a whole day out on its own! My kids love using some of “their own” money to go thrifting for treasures.
  5. Home Slice + Big Top – Obviously, the best pizza in town followed by the best candy shop in Texas.  A South Congress stroll is always a perfect way for the whole family to do something fun.
  • BONUS / FAV THING TO DO (OUTSIDE OF AUSTIN): I’d do beekeeping classes at Two Hives Honey. Tara and her staff are amazing and it is SUCH a unique experience!

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