Summer Splashing

Summer Splashing

As guidelines require people to social distance and shelter-in-place, the outdoors and nature has been calling louder than ever. Austin and the surrounding hill country offer endless opportunities for family adventures. The following family-friendly destinations...
For the Love of Live Oaks

For the Love of Live Oaks

Treaty Oak Estimated between 500-600 years old, the Treaty Oak is one of Austin’s oldest and most famous trees located in Treaty Oak Park. Back in 1989, the Treaty Oak was poisoned by a disgruntled feed store employee and the historic tree nearly perished. But,...
Outdoor Art in 3D

Outdoor Art in 3D

Outdoor Art in 3D As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to get the kiddos and head outdoors. And in Austin, art is in the air (and on the grass and beside the lake and next to the library…). Private and public community visionaries have made Austin a place with a...
Hearts of the City

Hearts of the City

By Jill Sayre February is the month for love, and Austin is a place that adores photo backdrop murals that feature sweet sentiments. There are too many vibrant, lovely pieces of public paint to cite in one piece, so we chose four that are especially LOVEly. Your kids,...
Juicy January

Juicy January

A juice cleanse is a modern twist on the New Year’s resolution. But what is a cleanse, or detox, and is it right for you? And what will your kids eat while you try a cleanse? According to Juiceitup.com, a cleanse is a period of time where you replace meals with fresh...
Season of Light

Season of Light

What is lovelier at the holidays than lights—white, multi-colored or solid-hued – reflected off the faces of those you care about? Lights, lovely gathering places, and inspiring music can be found at three Austin classic venues this holiday season. Any or all of these...
Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces

One of the best ways to cultivate gratitude is to seek out wide open spaces. Marveling at the vastness of the star-filled sky, an expansive view, or a wide river can create a unique sense of wonder that only the natural world can provide. Here are just a few places...
Making Hay: Fall Fun at the Farm

Making Hay: Fall Fun at the Farm

Sweet Berry FarmLocated about 50 miles northwest of Austin in Marble Falls, Sweet Berry Farm is considered one of the most beautiful fall destinations in Central Texas. This year, visit their “Harvest of Fall Fun” throughout the entire month of October, until Nov. 10....
Upgraded Fun: Dick Nichols Park

Upgraded Fun: Dick Nichols Park

Parents and caregivers have been enjoying the expansive Dick Nichols Park for many years. But one thing the park has lacked in years past is shade over the playscape area. Thankfully, that problem has been solved. Last year, Austin Parks and Recreation installed large...
Save Buck at a Kids-Eat-Free Spot

Save Buck at a Kids-Eat-Free Spot

Sure, eating out is a treat, but it’s also easy to spend way too much money. That’s where Austin’s wide range of generous “kids-eat-free” restaurants can help out. We focused on three Austin/Texas-based spots where you can keep your cool and find free or reduced kid...
Splash Pads Bring the Summer Fun

Splash Pads Bring the Summer Fun

With Austin’s sweltering summers, a perfect way to beat the heat is to drench it. And one of the best spots for cooling off is your local splash pad. No matter what part of town you live in, there’s a splash pad close by. Here are a few we visited recently. Round...
Austin-Original Frozen Treats for Summer Days

Austin-Original Frozen Treats for Summer Days

I had three hungry middle school boys on my hands, but it wasn’t mealtime. What to do? I had a flash of brilliance. “Hey, guys. Want to be frozen treat taste-testers?” You can imagine the cheers. We set off to sample some of Austin’s warm-weather culinary gems: Amy’s...
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