Do you want to stay safe but still enjoy your spring break? Here are some fun things to do in Austin that are covid friendly and fun!
- Visit the Greenbelt
Get your hike on at the Barton Creek Greenbelt! The park includes 12 miles of beautiful trail to hike or run on, creek beds, and waterfalls. The City of Austin opened the trial system again after shutting down early in the summer due to overcrowding. For more information go to the Barton Creek Greenbelt website.
- Go see a Movie at Doc’s Drive in Movie Theater
Movie theaters are not the safest option at the moment, but if you need a flick and some popcorn, Doc’s Drive-In movie theater is a great way to enjoy a movie in a covid friendly way. Check out what’s playing, and purchase a ticket at the Doc’s Drive-In Austin website.
- Go on a run, bike or walk on the Butler Hike-and- Bike Trail On Lady Bird Lake
Enjoy the nice temps of Austin in March on the 10-mile Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake. The trial is a great way to experience the city by being located in downtown Austin’s heart. The loop has many length variations and access points, making it easy for everyone to appreciate the Hike-and-Bike Trail. For more information, go to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail website.
- Take a hike to the top of Mt. Bonell
In need of some incline? Mt. Bonnell is considered to be the highest point in Austin, standing as a 775-foot peak. Hiking to the top might be a challenge, but the incredible view of Austin and Late Travis at the top is worth it. For more information about Mt. Bonnel goes to “austintexas.gov.”
- Enjoy the water at Lady Bird Lake
Whether your preferred vehicle of choice is a paddle board, kayak, canoe, or inner tube, there’s plenty of buoyancy to be found on Lady Bird Lake. Bundle on up, pop on your shades and enjoy a few peaceful hours of serenity on the lake. Check local listings for rental outlet availability.
- Go to the Blanton Museum of Art
If the outdoors aren’t for you, no fret! Visit Ellsworth Kelly’s iconic Austin, a 2,715-square foot stone building with gorgeous glass-colored rainbow windows, in the Blanton Museum of Art. The University of Texas’ museum is located at 200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It has only recently opened again after closing for most of the spring and summer months due to COVID. For more information, go to the Blanton Museum of Art’s website.
- Eat at the famous Franklin BBQ
Austin is known for its unbeatable BBQ, one of the best being Franklin’s BBQ. Usually, Franklin’s would have a line down the block, but due to COVID precautions, you can place your orders a few days in advance for a simple curbside pick-up. This makes it easier than ever to enjoy the famous BBQ. To order, go to “franklinbbq.com.”
By Tia Davison, Entertainment Editor