Spring Break - Austin

Planning A Spring Break Trip?!


Want to plan a spring break trip but not break the bank? Fear of flying? Fear no more!

There are plenty of places to visit and things to do within a short drive from Houston. In my third week of spring break places to visit, I’ll discuss some options in the Austin area. Austin is a short drive from Houston and offers lots of outdoor, food and wine options!!

Happy Planning!

Things to Do:

Austin Nature and Science Center

Kid Friendly Activities

Inner Space Cavern – Join a guided tour to explore these caverns!

Jordan-Bachman Pioneer Farms – They have a petting zoo here – what else could you want?

Thinkery – This museum features a lot of exhibits focusing around arts, technology, science, engineering and math! Fun and Educational!

Patterson Park – This park is perfect for kids! It includes a volleyball and basketball court, climbing trees and skate ramp!

Texas Memorial Museum – As Austin’s first science museum, it showcases Texas natural history, including minerals, gems, fossils and much more!!

Austin Nature and Science Center – Kids are encouraged to touch and feel exhibits here. Bonus – it’s free!

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary – Home to rescued and rehabilitating animals, it offers children a chance to interact with all kinds of cute animals!


Historic Activities

Texas State Capitol – As one of the prettiest capitols in our fair land, it’s worth a visit!! Free guided tours available!

French Legation Museum – Oldest existing home in Austin!

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour – Explore the spookier side of Austin!



The Austin Winery

Cordier Estates

Bent Oak Winery

Flat Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard

El Gaucho Winery


Outdoor Activities

Mount Bonnell – Want a hike with a view? Plan a visit here!

Lake Travis – Rent a pontoon boat and cruise around all day!

Lady Bird Johnson Lake – Spend an afternoon kayaking around this lake with a city view!

Zilker Park – Pack a picnic, walk around the Botanical Gardens, take a train ride or just kick back and enjoy the city skyline!

Barton Springs – Located in Zilker Park, you can splash around here for the day!

zilker park

Austin is such a fun place to visit – I hope you have an awesome time!