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Some people are just not content until they are doing some activity outside. Are you an outdoor type of person? If you are, Austin is one of the best places to discover the natural world and enjoy time out of the house. Austin offers the option of about a million lakes to choose from.  There’s the gargantuan Lake Austin as well as the more peaceful Lake Travis and tons of lakes in between. Austin Texas has lots of water for you to swim in, boat in, kayak in, fish in, or hike or bike around. The lakes aren’t the only outdoor option in the Austin neighborhood, though. You can also spend some time at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. There’s lots of lovely parks that are easy to find as well. Check online and preview the venue before you visit a park in real time. That way,  you will be knowledgeable about the amenities available. This is especially important if you are hauling kids with you. Remember that Austin is a big place. There’s the the Lady Bird, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife works make sure everything is safe and fun. The multiple Austin parks are inexpensive and diverse. Because Austin has beautiful weather for most of the year, it is not necessary to pack all your activities into a single day or week. For the risk taker there’s alway a leap at the Texas Skydive Center. Around Lady Bird Lake, the fitness trail is the perfect spot for the runner or walker. The Hike and Bike Trail offers the chance to stretch your legs after work or on the weekend. You could also cool off at Barton Springs Pool. Whatever outdoor activity sounds good to you, there is sure to be a good time to be had in Austin.

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