Harvest Fun at Sweet Berry Farms

Sweet Berry Farms has been a family favorite for the last ten or more years – whether we go in the spring for strawberry picking or in the fall for their harvest fest.  Details for both are below: Note added 4/9/15:  Strawberry season started off a little slow this year, but the strawberries are now…

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Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool Preserve, located in Dripping Springs, about 30 miles from Austin, is a historic swimming hole where Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 45 foot waterfall. The pool’s water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought. If you have never visited Hamilton Pool, now is the time to…

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Blue Hole in Wimberley

The Blue Hole, spring-fed by Cypress Creek, has long been known as a beautiful and refreshing swimming hole in Wimberley.  In 2005, the town of Wimberley purchased the land and has converted this spot into an incredible regional park.  The Wildflower Center worked with the city to landscape the park, and it shows, because it is just beautiful!  Phase II…

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Hot Lava Obstacle Course

<<Note added January 2023: ¬†Unfortunately, this place is no longer open for business. ¬†Very disappointed, as it was one of our favorites.>> We added Hot Lava to our Top 50 list this spring and finally made it out to the place this week.  I have to say, this may just be our new favorite indoor…

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Brushy Creek Lake Park

Brushy Creek Lake Park in Cedar Park is a wonderful park, with something for just about everyone.  Where ever you live in Austin, it is well worth the commute for a full summer day.  And one of the best parts is that it is all free!! The park, acquired in 1987, is 90 acres including a 38…

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Krause Springs

With words like, “Check this out, Mom. It is so beautiful” and “I am totally Indiana Jones”, this place was obviously a huge hit with my boys! Krause Springs is a small, privately owned slice of heaven just about thirty mintues outside of Austin in the town of Spicewood. Visitors can come for the day to…

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Barton Springs Pool

Yesterday was my brother and his son’s first day in Austin.  And as much as I love Austin, it was nearly impossible to pick where to take them first.  There were so many cool places we could go.  But really, there was only one place we should go – it would have to be Barton Springs.  Its cool waters have…

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