The day of rest and relaxation is never more satisfying than in Austin, Texas. This Sunday, make plans to see one (or more) of the hundreds of amazing places to spend the day in the local area. Whether you’re in the mood for a hike through a nature park or listening to live music downtown, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the ATX. Here are some ideas to make your next Sunday Funday perfect.
Relax By the Water
Austin is surrounded by beautiful bodies of water, from Barton Springs Pool to Lady Bird Lake. Water enthusiasts can go boating, fishing, or stand-up paddleboarding on a beautiful Sunday in Austin. Plenty of places rent boats, paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes in the area if you don’t have your own equipment.
Explore Austin’s Natural Wonders
There are also plenty of places to enjoy the great outdoors in Austin. Sundays are perfect for exploring state parks and nature trails, as you can bring the whole family. Hit the bike train at Shoal Creek, a favorite greenbelt for local joggers and hikers. If the cityscape is more your style, go for a jog on the Boardwalk Trail on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, which includes picturesque urban and natural views. This trail circles the Colorado River and the heart of downtown Austin.
Sundays are perfect for brunch in Austin. Mattie’s at Green Pastures is one of the hottest places to brunch in the area, serving up classic southern dishes like biscuits and fried eggs. There is also an excellent brunch menu at Bufalina Due, the Neapolitan pizzeria. Enjoy Swedish pancakes, coddled eggs, and bloody Marys starting at 11 a.m. on Sundays. The Haymaker offers specials on drinks, including $2 mimosas and $3 bloody Marys every Sunday.
Hit the Mueller Farmers’ Market
Every Sunday there is a free farmers’ market in East Austin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mueller Farmers’ Market. Enjoy artisan foods, fresh-picked produce from local farms, live music, and a large variety of handmade goods. Eat, shop, people watch, and enjoy this relaxing Sunday environment. Bring the whole family!
Visit a Museum
Sundays tend to be less busy than Saturdays at museums in Austin. Head to the Harry Ransom Center for rare art and literature or The Contemporary Austin to see newer artwork. If you’re feeling spunky, go to the Museum of the Weird, where you’ll see all manner of weird, wild, and wonderful things. This museum is open 10 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Kids will enjoy the Austin Toy Museum as well.
Go to the Austin Aquarium
The Austin Aquarium is great for adults and children alike on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Watch jellyfish gently ebb and flow, admire seahorse families, and feed the Giant Pacific Octopus. There are plenty of activities and educational opportunities for children, such as feeding the fish and meeting “mermaids.” The Aquarium is open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
See a Movie at the Drive-In Theater
As the sun goes down, head to the Blue Starlite – the only mini-urban drive-in theater in the country. See what they’re playing, purchase your tickets, and enjoy local beer and wine during the Cinema Saloon, starting on May 18, 2017. Camp Blue Starlite even offers overnight stays and a private party room and patio!
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