There are many hidden gems in the land of the free, and one of them is Austin, Texas. North Austin is home to several world-renowned chefs while also sticking to its origins with taco shops and food trucks. Here are some area attractions in North Austin for your loved ones who may be planning to head there.
North Austin is a treat for many shopping fanatics due to its reputation as a shopping mecca. The Arboretum is one of two major outdoor lifestyle malls that feature a park-like setting surrounding luscious greenery. It is home to more than 40 top retailers and restaurants, making it the best shopping mall in Austin.
The perfect place to shop and play, Arboretum has big brands like Pottery Barn as well as basics like Barnes & Noble. You could walk around the mall and call it a great workout or spend some time there bonding with your friends.
A quirk that makes the Arboretum special is the availability of yard games at certain spots. There is a giant chessboard, a book nook, a cornhole area, and even a fireplace. Events are held at The Lawn ever so often, making it impossible to miss it.
Topgolf is one of the must-go places in North Austin. With over 25,000 square feet of event space, it boasts a unique concept of blending bowling with a traditional golf driving range. TopGolf has managed to change the conventional game of golf into a high-tech activity that everyone can enjoy. Add on an outstanding food and beverage menu and you have found yourself the perfect spot for a bonding session with friends and family. Older adults will definitely love this and call it their new hangout.
Lake Travis is also a popular place to cool off during the scorching summer months. It is the closest of a few Hill Country lakes and the parks surrounding the lakeshore have plenty of things for you and your loved ones to do. You can go for a hike, a swim, a kayak trip, or just relax on a boat. If you or your loved ones are fans of fishing, Lake Travis is known to be a fishing haven, with an abundance of game fish like bass and catfish in its waters. Lake Travis is also the birthplace of Lake Travis Adventures, where you can ride the longest zipline in Texas.
Congress Avenue Bridge
If you do not mind traveling a little, Congress Avenue Bridge is a renowned fan favorite. Crowds come together to watch the sunset by the bridge, but that is not the star of the show. They mainly gather to watch Austin’s 1.5 million urban bat colony fly out from their home under the bridge for as long as 45 minutes. This seasonal event happens from May to October and is a sight that can only be seen in Austin.