Comfort Suites NW Lakeline
13681 N. US Hwy 183
Austin, TX 78750-2209
Phone: (512) 219-1800
Fax: (512) 219-1500
Fun for adults and kids alike, the Austin Aquarium is an educational and memorable outing for the whole family. Feel like you dove beneath the depths of the ocean and discover the brightly hued creatures that live below as you gaze into the giant tanks, feel the silky smooth skin of a stingray, and learn about the resident giant Pacific octopus. Daily talks, tours, special sleepovers for children, and birthday parties let guests get up-close and personal with the many inhabitants at the aquarium.
Performing all over Austin this chorus is a collaboration of several Austin musical organizations. Founded in 1965, the Civic Chorus joins the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Austin Children's Choir and the Orchestra of St. David's to perform some of the most famous musical arrangements around. The Chorus is dedicated to uniting the arts community through the collaboration of these fabulous performers. Performances are offered year-round.
The First Presbyterian Church settled into a log cabin in Austin around 1850. Since that time, the church has moved to a number of different locations but throughout it all, the love of music reined supreme. In the present location, Oscar, the 100-year-old tracker organ, is the main attraction. With 32 stops, 35 ranks and 1894 pipes, of which about 10 ranks of pipes are from the original 1900 organ. Don't miss a service with this fantastic sound of history.
If you've always wished to try skydiving but are too scared to actually try it, then iFLY Indoor Skydiving is a good place to start. Safe for people of all ages, from young kids to senior citizens, this center makes use of a wind tunnel to simulate a sky diving experience. Here you don't have to jump, there is no fear of height, no safety concerns; just a fun time! Several packages are available for groups and regular divers, and the premises are also great for private parties. And it's sure to be as thrilling as an actual skydive, just less scary.
This privately owned park attracts many people. The park has showers, grills and dressing rooms for visitors to use, along with primitive camping sites for those who want to stay overnight. There are no RV hook-ups available and you cannot bring your pets. A popular attraction here is the underwater adventure for divers featuring welded sculptures, schools of fish and sunken boats.
A reservoir in the Colorado River, Lake Austin is an ideal recreation spot. When the Tom Miller Dam was constructed in 1939, this reservoir was created. Though it serves a practical purpose like generation of electricity and flood control, it is also a popular attraction in the city. You will find many restaurants nearby, and the park, along its banks, offers fun activities such as canoeing. Lake Austin works for those who just feel like taking a walk, those who are looking to get their exercise for the day, those who feel like chatting with others, or just those who want a bit of peace.
Located 30 minutes from downtown and offering boat rentals, cruises, and para-sailing. Enjoy the on-site restaurant or park your boat after a long ride. The new Water Park plays host to numerous water slides and swimming areas.Sundowner Grill offers a variety of Tex-Mex and American fare including burgers, fajitas, sandwiches, nachos, and quesadillas, along with a child's menu.
A gorgeous green space, Southwest Williamson County Regional Park is spread over 800 acres (323.74 hectares) in the beautiful city of Leander. The huge park is home to eleven soccer fields, eight tennis courts, two softball fields, six basketball courts and a football field. Apart from playing games here, you can choose to ride a cycle, go walking, or simply sit under the shady trees and enjoy the nature.
Technically, there are six Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin (320 E. 6th, 1120 S. Lamar, 2700 W. Anderson, 13729 Research, 5701 W. Slaughter, and a traveling venue known as the "Rolling Roadshow" (check the website for its current location)). The popular belief is that, if you're in Austin and you want to see a movie, THIS is the place to be; it's a theater where you can order drinks and food from a strong menu to be served to you during the film (the aisles are wide enough to accommodate dining tables). Arrive one hour prior to showtime to find a good seat and to start ordering if you're going to dine heartily here--last call is 45 to 30 minutes before the movie ends.
Located in the downtown area of Round Rock, the Round Rock Public Library is a library with a rich history, as it was used as an outpost in the 1830s. Today, the library has a well-stocked collection of literature, along with internet access. Bring your kids along and let them play in the kid's section, or go through children's books, enjoy games, or listen to audio books. Their catalog is quite extensive, and you are likely to find every book you're looking for. Visit website for further details.
With the noble intention of preserving natures beauty and splendor, Georgia Lucas assembled together a great preserve area called Bright Leaf. Within the 200 acres of pristine surroundings, one can truly discover and feel the power that nature. Undertaking training for volunteers, the park ensures that people become more sensitive and aware of conserving nature. For further information, log on to their website.
Established in 1979, the Little Walnut Creek Branch of Austin Public Library, has been functional ever since its inception. With a range of books across fields, it is mostly visited by locals in the area. A lot of events and local programs also keep taking place here, to entertain and engage the members. See website for upcoming schedule.