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Changes for 2020!

We’re the first month into 2020, has anyone kept up with their resolutions still? We hope you have stuck to the changes you hoped to make this year. It’s always nice to have the feeling of a milestone or new start in our lives. Whether it be going to the gym every week in hopes to live a healthier life or spending time in the outdoors more to enjoy what’s around you or simply trying something new more often. This year we embark on a new journey as well, as many of you know we are temporarily closed. We are currently under a new start of our own, we have many changes coming as well as exciting new opportunities. Our old launch is currently under renovation and will remain closed until mid-March when we will re-open. We are excited as…

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February 4, 2020

6th Street Fun!

Enjoying downtown can be a great time, especially historic 6th Street on a weekend! The street gets closed down on Saturdays at night and has a very community feel to walk around, with many great bars and restaurants to dip and dive into. Make sure you Grab a Slice of Pizza at Roppolo’s or grab an awesome gyro from the food stands, but be quick they move often! It doesn’t always have to be weekend fun either to have fun downtown, on Wednesday nights the Flamingo Cantina is a Great place to enjoy Reggae Vibes and an open patio with friends! Be sure to check it out on your next visit to Austin!

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May 1, 2019

Experience Austin’s Bats from the Water!

By Renee Cornue Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the Congress Avenue Bat emergence, then you might know that 30 years ago, Dr. Tuttle was exceedingly instrumental in establishing protection and public affection for the nearly 2 million Brazilian free-tailed bats that now call the bridge home. If you haven’t yet had the…

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April 22, 2019

Bats Everywhere!

It’s no secret to how awesome Austin is, but there is one aspect that people tend to forget that is right over their heads in the night sky, we’re talking bats! Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony that houses about 1.7 million Mexican Free Tail Bats. This colony resides right under…

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March 17, 2019

A Guide from an UT Student

Austin has an almost endless supply of interesting spots to check out, but as a UT student, I have a unique view of the city I can share. One of the first places I would recommend checking out is the UT clock tower. It has a beautiful view of the downtown area, and they give tours at regular intervals. Another great part of campus is Darrell K Royal Stadium where the Texas Longhorns play. Not only is the stadium impressive in its own way, but the statues and history on the grounds surrounding the stadium are also an attraction by themselves. Additionally, just the campus itself is beautiful, especially with the new buildings being added and restored. After taking a tour of campus there are also a plethora of great shops and restaurants surrounding the campus area, however, I always…

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November 20, 2018

The Cold is Here!

Our beautiful city is known for the many outdoor activities, from hiking to paddle boarding, but some days you just want to be inside yet still have a good time. Whether it’s one of the rare rainy days in Austin or you’re trying to escape the cold temps, there are just as many options for indoor fun with friends and kids alike- here are our top picks! Top Golf The Thinkery Blanton Museum Maze Room Austin Bouldering Project iFly Punch Bowl Social Alamo Drafthouse Dart Bowl Blazer Tag Vigilante Gaming Bar Jumpoline Trampoline Park Pinballz Arcade Playland Skate Center Read at your local library! Let us know if we missed any of your favorite indoor spots.

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October 15, 2018

Amazing Austin Architecture!

The architecture of Austin’s skyline is always captivating (and changing). While our view at Austin Paddle Shack is one of the best views in town, I’ve compiled a list of more unique spots where you can capture the picturesque view of concrete and steel that makes up downtown Austin. Zilker Park: Day or night, bring your dog and sit atop the rock cliff face in the middle of this grassy oasis for a view that can’t be beaten. UT Tower: Make reservations ahead of time as the tour schedule varies per season. Fall tours run Sat. & Sun beginning Sept. 1st. $6 per person. Hope Outdoor Gallery: Watch your step as you climb to the top of this concrete jungle turned graffiti park. Visit soon, as this landmark won’t be here for much longer. Mount Bonnell Covert Park: The perfect…

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October 1, 2018