If you are like most of us around the country, you have probably dealt with a colder-than-usual winter this year. The cold winds rose quickly, and we cannot wait for spring to finally get here. There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with a Spring Break getaway to Austin. Our Texas home has everything you could want to celebrate, from warm temperatures to exciting activities and attractions. Best of all, our vacation rentals will make sure you stay comfortable during every moment of your stay. Take a look at why you need to consider a spring break in Austin this year:
Tour the University of Texas
Anyone who is into collegiate sports will know that Austin is home to the University of Texas. A great way to spend a few hours during your Spring Break stay is to tour the campus or one of its facilities. The University of Texas has some of the most stunning architecture and is home to tens of thousands of students. Their sports teams are known to be some of the best, not just in the state but also in the nation. It is best to know that the University of Texas also takes its Spring Break in 2023 from March 11th through the 18th.
Try Your Hand at Zip Lining
All Spring Breaks deserve a little adventure, and you will find that here in Austin. Take your family on a zip-lining adventure with Zip Lost Pines. This outdoor adventure company is ready to take you through the treetops of McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Your zip line experience will have you enjoying thrilling views of the Colorado River, canyons, and forest scenery. Reservations are available for many times during the spring so make sure to book early before everyone else snags them first!
Explore Zilker Botanical Garden
If there is any place that deserves a quiet walk it is Zilker Botanical Garden. This state garden is one of the most beautiful places in the city and deserves a chance to show you around. Zilker Botanical Garden hosts several different free admission days throughout the year and often hosts one around Spring Break. They previously held one on March 15th, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for guests to enjoy this park on a budget. While the park is always cost-friendly to get into a free admission day will always help save funds for even more adventures during your Spring Break in Austin.
Visit the SXSW Festival
All around the country, you will find a variety of music festivals throughout the year where artists and musicians take the stage for thrilling performances. There is no festival bigger in the country than SXSW. This is no ordinary music festival though and is instead a giant celebration of the fine arts. SXSW is a multiweek event with each week focusing on something new. The main attractions for each week include music, movies, and art. The movie portion of the event sees many Hollywood movies screened for the first time with many actors and directors in attendance. You can also catch these crews available for interviews talking about the movies before they are publically released. The music portion of the festival features the biggest names in music playing at some of your favorite Austin venues. The main event for the music performances plays a free concert for all at Zilker Park to commemorate the festival. A variety of ticketing tiers are available for SXSW depending on what you all want to see. Do not miss out on seeing this legendary festival in person while visiting for Spring Break in Austin!
Visit a Drive Through Zoo
One of the more unique attractions found in Austin and other central Texas areas are drive-thru zoos and safari parks. Here you can see some exotic animals from the comfort of your own vehicle. Safari parks such as Exotic Resort Zoo and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch are both a short drive away and make for an exciting yet educational experience for your family. Exotic Resort Zoo is located on 137 acres and features over 700 different animals. You can do the drive-thru or guided tour areas of the park, letting you decide how you want to see everything. Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a drive-thru only and is located on 450 acres of beautiful rolling hills. You will trek over 4 miles which takes most visitors around two hours to see everything. You won’t find anything like them anywhere else!
Plan an Exciting Spring Break in Austin
Do not wait to book your Spring Break adventure here in Austin. As you can see, there are quite a few different ways to enjoy your time away from school and work. Make sure to book one of our vacation rentals today!