If you want to experience accessible outdoor activities without travelling long distances, the Zilker Park is the nearest place to be from downtown area. Located at the Barton Springs Rd, you are never too far for several great outdoor recreations such as picnicking, hiking, and canoeing.
The Zilker Park is also the place for the annual kite festival in Austin where the skies are filled with colorful kites. In addition, the park is a place of gathering during Halloweens for the little goblin trick or treating. During Christmas, the Zilker Park is transformed into a place of beautiful lights coming from the now famous Zilker Tree and the Trail of Lights. If you are into sports, you and your friends may also find the park to be a great place to play volleyball, soccer, or rugby. On the other hand, the Botanical Gardens in the park give you the chance to walk around the famous Taniguchi Oriental Garden. Extras like Zilker Zephyrs and Boat Rentals are also available seven they a week, all year round.Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m