Fun Activities in Austin - Places to visit with your family!
While Austin, Texas might be home to some of the country’s best barbeque it’s also home to an outdoor, active community. There are many opportunities to get out and get active throughout Austin, and it’s easy to enjoy them all by bike!
Doing Yoga at Black Swan
For the yoga enthusiast, many locals head at Black Swan. A donation based studio, Black Swan holds a variety of classes from nine in the morning to nine at night. Come in and enjoy an hour of flow yoga, hot onnit classes, or strength and conditioning. Bring friends, spread your mat, and find your inner zen. With three locations all around the city, getting there by bike is a breeze.
Zilker Frisbee Golf
If yoga isn’t your thing, you could always head to Zilker park for a relaxing evening of frisbee golf. Grab some friends and enjoy the free course, or sign up for the city league and show your stuff! With its location off Barton Springs road, the outdoor disc golf course is easily accessible by car, bike, or even foot.
Paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake
For something on the water, visiting the Texas Rowing Center for a day of paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake is never a bad idea. Located on West Cesar Chavez, it’s a great place to cool off after a long bike ride. If you’re more of a swimmer than a kayaker, look no further than Barton Springs Pool, the crown jewel of Austin. Enjoy the diving boards, grassy tanning areas, and tree covered trails by bike or by foot.
Visiting an Escape Room
Visiting an escape room is a great way to flex your skills over an afternoon. Grab a group of friends and head to The Escape Game Austin. Located at 405 Red River Street, its downtown location makes it easily accessible by public transportation or bike! Once there, choose from one of there five immersive experiences and spend an hour working out your brain in the most fun way.
Feed your inner daredevil with a trip to IFLY Austin Indoor Skydiving. Located just off of Research Boulevard and Boardwalk Drive, flyers young and old can gear up and soar through their in-house wind tunnel. Bring a friend and try out partner flying: test your skills with in flight games and maneuvers together.
Playing golf indoors with your family
Topgolf Austin is a classic place for family fun. Enjoy their indoor driving range from the roof terrace, or sit inside and enjoy their wide variety of food and drinks. Visit Topgolf at 2700 Esperanza Crossing, right next to the Domain.
Axe Throwing - Keep your hands steady!
Urban axes is a popular new spot in Austin, and for good reason. Join a league, stop in for a walk in appointment or grab some friends and sign up for a group event full of axe throwing fun. Head on down to 812 Airport Boulevard and engage in some major stress relief. Reachable by bike, car, or public transportation Urban Axes is a great way to spend an hour, or five.
Visiting the Cinema
If staying inside is more your speed, a must check out is the Violet Crown Cinema. Located on second street, just above Malaga Tapas and Bar. With four hour parking validation, it's easily reached by car, but even easier by bike. Spend an evening at the theater and enjoy a full service bar, snack station, and luxury seating.
Visiting Zilker Playground
If you happen to catch yourself on a family bike ride near Barton Springs Road, it never hurts to stop into Zilker Playground. With slides, swings, and all of your kids favorite park builds available within steps of Zilker Park, there’s no better place to kill an afternoon. Plan a picnic, catch a ride on the miniature train, or dip your feet in the water nearby.
Going on a Bike Trip in Austin
Of course no other activity comes close to the feeling of accomplishing a long trail ride through Austin. Visit our group page here to find a ride that fits your level and time commitments. We offer something for nearly everyone, join us for an afternoon and find your place in our biking community.
With so many places to get out and get moving in Austin, renting or buying a bike from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin opens the door to do so much more. By commuting by bike, never worry about parking spaces or traffic again and start finding Austin's finest activities to knock off your bucket list. For more information or to start your journey today, call or visit us in store.