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Austin is a very dog friendly city so you're sure to find no lack of places where you can have fun with your dog. There are many dog friendly places in Austin, Texas and dog friendly events.

You better get to taking your annual bluebonnet photo before the season is over. There are several spots around town that I enjoy but this one is my favorite. I drove through campus yesterday and there are so many opportunities to stop for pictures, bluebonnets as far as the eye can see.

There’s a hill covered with patches of bluebonnets with downtown in the distance, so that makes for an excellent photo op. I would recommend going early evening, the sun is best around that time.

For more places to check out the Bluebonnets around town visit this list: 5 Best Places To See Bluebonnets in Austin

Location:
St. Edwards University
Corner of St. Edwards & University Loop Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

Bluebonnet season is alive and well in Central Texas! There are so many places to get great photos of you, your loved on or your pet in the state flower. Here are our favorite spots, they offer great scenery and are all not far from Central Austin.


5 Best Places In Austin To See Bluebonnets 2015

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Here are the best locations around town to snap photos in the state flower of Texas! 

  • Mopac/Bee Caves Road

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    There is a church right as you exit the Mopac, Park Hills Baptist Church that I parked in. You can get great photos in Bluebonnets and if you walk up a small hill you can get a view of downtown in the background. 

  • St. Edwards University

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    There is a  hill covered with patches of bluebonnets with downtown in the distance. I would recommend going early in the evening, as the sun is best around that time.

  • 360 Bridge

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    There's great parking on the eastern shore of the lake under the 360 bridge, just follow the signs for the boat launch. You can get great views of the bridge in the background of your photos at this location. 

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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    This is great for those who want to take it a step further and immerse themselves in a destination dedicated to wildflowers.  Guided and self-guided tours of the grounds are available, and there are endless opportunities for photos. 

  • Brushy Creek Lake Park

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    The lake in the background adds to the scenery and makes for a great photo. 

Bonus Locations:

45th/Bull Creek
Montopolis Drive
Hwy 71 towards Bastrop
Hwy 71 towards Marble Falls
There’s a small patch at Riverside/35 right next to the Norwood dog park 

The only thing that is better than a happy hour is one where man’s best friend can join.

Patika Wine & Coffee is having a Yappy hour to benefit Austin Pets Alive today. Austin Pets Alive volunteers will be there with adoptable pups and proceeds from pint sales will benefit APA! A win, win if you ask me.

Today is going to be another fantastic day, perfect patio weather!

If you’re in the market to add to your family, check out our Pet of the Week’s that are looking for their forver homes!

When: today, March 25th

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Location:
Patika Wine & Coffee
2159 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas

https://www.facebook.com/events/1434438730182877/

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In the spirit of being active as we start the New Year, I suggest making the trek to the top of Mount Bonnell on this absolutely gorgeous Sunday.  Go up and down the 102 (give or take) steps a few times and that will really get your heart pounding.

mount bonnell

Mount Bonnell is one of Austin’s oldest touring attractions, dating back to the 1850′s as it is the highest point in Austin City Limits reaching 785 feet tall.

The top of Mount Bonnell easily boasts some of the best views in Austin. You can get a truly panaramoic view of the city, on one side you have the UT Tower and downtown and to the other you have the 360 bridge. It’s on of my favorite places to go in Austin!

To get to Mount Bonnell:
Take 35th Street past Camp Mabry
Go left at the fork onto Old Bull Creek Road
Right on Mount Bonnell Road (You will start to see parking on your left)

http://www.austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=287

Photo Credit: http://www.austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=287

I absolutely love the Capitol holiday tree (and Menorah).  Make sure to go after sundown as the tree changes colors and does various light shows. You can get some really great photos with the Capitol in the background.

While you’re there I’d recommend scrolling the Capitol grounds. I love walking the Capitol grounds at night; there is something pretty majestic the building being lit up at night. It’s definitely worth the stroll on the grounds.

When: now – New Years

Location:
The Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

Happy Thanksgiving! I love to start the holiday with a joke, Q. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? A. Pilgrims.

So many people are looking for ways to give back this year. Here is a way for you to give back while getting a little pre turkcy workout in. The Turkey Trot has raised more than $2 million, donating the proceeds to Caritas of Austin. Caritas is a nonprofit organization that helps increase stability and self-sufficiency for those suffering from poverty or homelessness

The Turkey Trot is not a 5K, its 5 miles! So by the time you finish you’ll be sure to have earned your turkey!

Registration Starts: 7:30 am

When: today, November 27th

Location:
The Long Center

http://thundercloud.com/turkey-trot/

As much as us humans love patio season, I’m sure our favorite furry companions love this springtime weather even more.

brady

Whole Foods at the Domain hosts a ‘yappy hour’ every Thursday, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some time with your dog in a relaxed setting. Come out and enjoy live music and craft beers on their patio, while both you and your pet mingle.

Admission: Free

When: Every Thursday

Time: 5-7 pm

Location:
Whole Foods Domain
11920 Domain Drive
Austin, Texas 78758

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=386501&date=2014-04#node-398966

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First off, good morning and congrats to all the marathon runners! Sunday is upon us again and there’s no better way to spend a Sunday than some Sunday Funday action.

bangers brunch

As if this Rainey Street gem couldn’t be any more enticing, on Sundays they host a Big Band Brunch that’s simply amazing. They have a special brunch menu that will make any meat eaters mouth water, and drinks that are dangerously good.

Their ManMosa is a liter mug filled with a bottle of champagne; yes, a whole bottle, topped off with a splash of cranberry or OJ. If that’s a little too aggressive, you can check out the Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar. There’s live music from noon until 3:00 p.m. and your pup is always welcome to come join the party (they even have a special sausage just for dogs!).

When: Sundays

Time: noon – 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Banger’s
79 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://bangersaustin.com

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Name: Cashew
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: American Bull Dog Mix
Age: 3 year old
Days in Shelter: over 100 Days
Animal ID: A665350
Location: Kennel 16 Town Lake Animal Center

Cashew

Cashew has been with the shelter over 100 days now! She has beautiful blues eyes and a heart of gold. She is a high energy girl and needs an active owner. She would make an excellent running/walking  companion for someone with some dog experience. Meet her at Town Lake Animal Center in kennel 16 and go for a walk! Cashew has a video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvyRPSqQ6hQ

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

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Name: Dina
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 3 year old
Animal ID: A633389
Location: Kennel  52 Town Lake Animal Center

Dina

Dina is lovely 3-year-old pit bull mix who has never met a person or dog she didn’t like. She was adopted as a puppy and then returned by her owner when they moved into an apartment. Dina has been back in the shelter since August, 2013. She is one of the shelter’s most affectionate and well-mannered dogs, and she’s played well with every dog that she’s been matched up with. Come meet this great family dog at Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 w. Cesar Chavez. Check out Dina on Time Warner Cable News as Pet of the Week!

http://austin.twcnews.com/content/search/297076/pet-of-the-week–dina

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

 

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