Swoon over black bear cubs at the Austin Zoo
If you like animals, you’re going to love the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary, a small but mighty rescue zoo located off of highways 71 and 290. You’ll find more than 350 animals from 100 different species at Austin’s only zoo, as well as $2.50 train rides, food trailers, ice cream, a nifty gift shop, rest areas, a petting zoo, educational programs, and much more. The zoo recently welcomed three orphaned black bear cubs from Oregon into their fold and they are freaking adorable.
10808 Rawhide Trail. 512-288-1490. Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb 1-Oct 31, and until 5:30 p.m. Nov 1-Jan 31. Adults $9, students, seniors, & military $8, kids $6. Website.