by Brad Pauly
on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at 7:00pm.
With spring quickly approaching, it is almost time to get out and enjoy that beautiful Austin weather. It doesn't matter if you are married and looking for something to get the kids out of the house, or single, and just looking for something fun to do, there are plenty of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy this spring and summer. Here are five of my favorites:
1. Go Swimming!
From Barton Springs to Hamilton Pool, the Austin area offers something for everyone. Check out a list of the best swimming holes in Texas.
2. Enjoy live music!
Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. Do yourself a favor and go find out why. Every Wednesday night during the summer you can enjoy Blues on the Green. Blues on the Green is a free, live concert series at Zilker Park, each week features different acts and you can enjoy some live music while the kids play. Another one of my favorites is the summer concert series at Dell Diamond. Enjoy live concerts after the game on select dates throughout the summer. Check out this list of Austin's top 10 music venues.
3. Go to a baseball game!
Nothing says summertime like baseball. Dell Diamond is home of the Round Rock Express. The Express are the triple A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Tickets start at just $6 are there are tons of special promotions from kids' days to thirsty Thursdays you will find something for everyone. They also have fireworks and live music on select dates. Find out what's going on and purchase tickets by visiting.
4. Play miniature golf!
If you haven't visited Peter Pan mini golf you are definitely missing out on one of the weirdest spots in Austin. It opened in 1948 and with the exception of a couple of paint jobs, it hasn't changed much over the years. There are two 18 hole courses featuring lots of strange characters. This is a perfect place to take the kids, or a date. You can b.y.o.b. making it an inexpensive place to have fun with a group of friends as well. It costs $6 per player and they only accept cash.
5. Explore nature!
Visit the Austin Nature and Science Center. The center has a dinosaur pit for the kids (or dads) to dig up dinosaur bones. It also houses rescued animals and a hiking trail where you can view the "birds of prey." It is free to enter, and the center operates on donations. It is located near Zilker Park and is a great way to spend a few hours learning and enjoying the outdoors.
What are you waiting for? Get out and do something!
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