In case you are on holiday, you are probably wondering where you can go with your entire family and have a good time. You think of the United States of America, but considering that this is a vast country with many cities, you are perplexed and you do not know the exact city that will give you nothing but the best. You turn to an array of guidebooks and travel websites but none of them seems to be of help. Don’t stress any longer! Austin got you covered.
When you visit this amazing city, there are tons of things you can do apart from creating new friends and socializing with the friendly residents. They include;
Swim at the Barton Spring Pool
This pool which is nestled at the Zilker Park is a preferred spot for visitors and residents of Austin. According to preserved history, the native settlers in this land believed that these springs were spiritual, and they featured spiritual powers that would heal them whenever they got sick. Even modern authors refer to these springs as the soul of Austin.
The Barton Spring pool rests on a 3-acre piece of land, and constantly stays at a temperature of 68-700 C, which is perfect for cooling off under the scorching summer sun. This pool is open every day from 8 am to 10 pm. However, it closes on Thursdays from 7 am to 9pm for maintenance. Entry fee depends on age and residency, though you can stay lest assured that this is one of the activities that is worth every dime you spend.
Go to Zilker Metropolitan Park
This is a 351-acre park that is located across the river from downtown Austin. It is regarded as one of the best places to live within the city. It hosts some of the most popular destinations in Austin including athletic fields, swimming holes, art museums, and open spaces for walking. Whether you decide to canoe, swim, dig for fossils at the Austin nature and Science Center’s Dino Pit, or have a romantic stroll with the love of your life, this is the place you need to be.
Owing to the fact that this park is huge, you can give yourself a day or two so that you can explore everything it has to offer.
Check out the Lyndon B. Presidential Library and Museum
Visiting a presidential library sounds like a lame idea, but this one is unique. It is a library dedicated to the 38th president of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson. It is home to all the artefacts you have always wanted to see including presidential papers, and things that are as interesting as the president. Come here and learn everything you want to know about this president, his personal life, and what he was able to achieve while in office.
Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for college students and free for kids under the age of 12.