Spring Break Fun in Austin

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For those of you who are not heading out of town during Spring Break, we’ve put together some ideas on the best ways to have the most family fun in Austin during Spring Break 2017!

Live Music

It’s SXSW time, which means there are plenty of options to hear some live music in Austin. If you’d like to catch some live music but have your kids in tow, there are several family-friendly options. 365 Things Austin (Family) is a proud sponsor of:

See more of 365 Things Austin Family’s Top Picks for Family-Friendly (official and unofficial) SXSW events here.

Where to Eat in Austin

First and foremost, fuel up one of Austin’s 10 Best Coffee Shops for Families.

Looking for family-friendly dining options this spring break? Our Kid’s Eat Free list will help save you some cash.

How about taking a Taco Tour of Austin? Check out the 14 Best Places to Eat Tacos for some inspiration.

If you opt out of traffic and SXSW crowds, you can always make it a pizza and movie night with these Pizza Delivery options in Austin.

Eat like a local or eat like a tourist if you’re a local…. here are some Austin restaurants to cross off your foodie bucket list during SXSW. Kristy has rounded up her favorite Favor places for more delivery options.

Events

Head to the Long Center on Monday (March 13) night for an outdoor screening with Cartoon Network.

Yee Haw, y’all! It’s time for Rodeo Austin. There’s enough stuff happening at the Rodeo to keep you busy all week long.

Eat, drink and sing at Musicians for Microcredit while alleviating poverty around the world at Whole Foods in the Domain on Saturday and Sunday, March 17 & 18.

Road Trip, Anyone?

Load up the kids in the car to explore 5 Lone Star parks that prove everything is bigger in Texas!

Day trips are fun, too!

Outside Adventures

Parks are always a safe bet for fun for all ages. Mueller Lake Park is one of our favorites. Have you been yet?

Get out on the water! The Rowing Dock is open all week long for Spring Break fun. Here are more options to kayak or canoe in Austin.

Pack a picnic and take the kids (and the dog) out for a hike. Here are the Top 5 Tucked Away Hiking Trails in Austin.

Need more breathtaking views? Climb to top of Mt. Bonnell. Or head over to the 360 overlook, also known as Pennybacker Bridge.

Sad that you aren’t jetting off to some tropical destination? Take the kids to watch flights take off and land at the ABIA Family Viewing area.

If you have any train lovers in your family, spring break is the perfect time to hit up all of the trains for kids to ride in the Austin area.

If you’re a tourist or a local, it’s always fun to take a photo in front of one of Austin’s many murals around town.

Explore some caves around Austin… maybe you can spot a bat or two, as well.

Indoor Options

There is a chance that it may rain at some point during Spring Break. For that reason alone, we have a backup plan for some indoor activities.

Indoor Rock Climbing is an adventure that kids both big and small will enjoy.

Put the bumpers up at one of Austin’s many bowling alleys.

Perhaps art, history and culture are on your radar this week? Be sure to explore one of Austin’s many museums.

Never fear, there are plenty of Indoor Play Places for fun all week long in Austin.

Happy Spring Breakin’!