Sleep Inn & Suites Austin North - I-35
14004 Owen Tech Blvd.
Austin, TX 78728
Phone: (512) 828-7272
Fax: (512) 670-9480
From challenging trails for mountain bikes to scenic paths along a lovely creek to an off-leash spot where dogs can run free, you'll find something for everyone at Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park! Bring the family during the summer to take a dip in the public pool. For a memorable day date bring a picnic and have lunch beside the water. And of course adrenaline seekers will love biking over hills or playing a game on one of the softball fields.
Established in 1979, the Little Walnut Creek Branch of Austin Public Library, has been functional ever since its inception. With a range of books across fields, it is mostly visited by locals in the area. A lot of events and local programs also keep taking place here, to entertain and engage the members. See website for upcoming schedule.
Crack open a can of one of Austin Beerworks fine creations and enjoy the smooth taste of a craft beer. This unique brewery only sells beers in cans rather then bottles, claiming you should imagine the cans as little kegs. In truth, the cans are more eco-friendly and the brewers believe the beer tastes even better. Stop by the brewery for a tour or a tasting.
A beautiful local park in Pflugerville, this one is spread over 349 acres (141.23 hectares) of lush green space. A multi-functional area, it is mostly used by the locals to play spots or relax. A perfect spot to unwind on weekends, the park has a tennis court, picnic tables with grills, cricket field and even a small water play area. Apart from all this, some premises of the park are also available on rent for private events and functions. Check website for more.
Located in the downtown area of Round Rock, the Round Rock Public Library is a library with a rich history, as it was used as an outpost in the 1830s. Today, the library has a well-stocked collection of literature, along with internet access. Bring your kids along and let them play in the kid's section, or go through children's books, enjoy games, or listen to audio books. Their catalog is quite extensive, and you are likely to find every book you're looking for. Visit website for further details.
Technically, there are six Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin. The popular belief is that, if you're in Austin and you want to see a movie, this is the place to be; it's a theater where you can order drinks and food from a strong menu to be served to you during the film (the aisles are wide enough to accommodate dining tables). Arrive one hour prior to showtime to find a good seat and to start ordering if you're going to dine heartily here - last call is 45 to 30 minutes before the movie ends.
Located to the north of Austin, the Gethsemane Lutheran Church was established in 1960, replacing the historical Lutheran church on Congress Avenue, in downtown Austin. The architecture of this 21st-century church is quite unique; while being modern in style, it blends in Gothic designs. Standing on a 10-acre (4.04-hectare) property, the church grounds include a charming garden, playgrounds for little ones and an educational center.
Performing all over Austin this chorus is a collaboration of several Austin musical organizations. Founded in 1965, the Civic Chorus joins the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Austin Children's Choir and the Orchestra of St. David's to perform some of the most famous musical arrangements around. The Chorus is dedicated to uniting the arts community through the collaboration of these fabulous performers. Performances are offered year-round.
The First Presbyterian Church settled into a log cabin in Austin around 1850. Since that time, the church has moved to a number of different locations but throughout it all, the love of music reined supreme. In the present location, Oscar, the 100-year-old tracker organ, is the main attraction. With 32 stops, 35 ranks and 1894 pipes, of which about 10 ranks of pipes are from the original 1900 organ. Don't miss a service with this fantastic sound of history.
Manor Downs is a quarter horse race track and just ten minutes from Austin off Highway 290. Each spring, horses fly down the track while excited onlookers hoot and holler for their pick of the race. Simulcasting is offered Wednesday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays year round. Up to fifteen live races are broadcast daily from other premier horse and dog tracks in America. They can be viewed on one of the monitors scattered under the Manor Downs grandstand or at the Turf Club. The club offers a full bar service in two large viewing rooms (one smoking, the other non-smoking).
Fun for adults and kids alike, the Austin Aquarium is an educational and memorable outing for the whole family. Feel like you dove beneath the depths of the ocean and discover the brightly hued creatures that live below as you gaze into the giant tanks, feel the silky smooth skin of a stingray, and learn about the resident giant Pacific octopus. Daily talks, tours, special sleepovers for children, and birthday parties let guests get up-close and personal with the many inhabitants at the aquarium.
A beautiful green space amidst the city, Old Settlers Park is the perfect choice, to spend a day outdoors. With facilities like playgrounds, trails and lake for fishing, this place is often filled with locals and tourists throughout the year. Nice and sunny atmosphere makes up for a perfect picnic spot, just to hang around the shady trees, or play a game of baseball.