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6 Fun Activities for Dad on Father’s Day

After missing out last year on celebrating dear ol’ Dad, we want to make sure all of Austin’s father figures have the ultimate Father’s Day! So we’ve gathered up a list of 6 fun activities to make him feel extra special this year!

 

Weekend Family Getaway

 

Resting along the shores of Lake LBJ and located a short drive from Austin, Horseshoe Bay Resort is a wonderful weekend getaway for the entire family. This upscale, vacation destination allows guests to indulge with a day at the resort spa, family fun activities like boating, three pools and tennis, and a round on three championship golf courses. Home of the famous million-dollar hole, Slick Rock features 007 Bentgrass greens, reshaped bunkers and dramatic elevation changes to test the skills of players at every level. For kids, Whitewater Putting Course is an 18-hole, par 72 in a competitive, regulation putting course layout with lush landscaping, waterfalls, exotic birds and scenic trails.


Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657

 

Fly High

When the man of the hour is looking for an adrenaline rush, there is no need to head for a plane. Indoor skydiving at iFLY Austin offers the experience of skydiving with jumping and falling several thousand feet. Fly gently on a cushion of controlled air solo or with the whole family.


iFLY Austin
13265 North US 183, Suite A, Austin, TX 78750

 

Happy Camper

Gather the gear and get out in nature for an overnight adventure with Dad. A short drive from home, Emma Long Metropolitan Park is located just 13 miles away and features both primitive campsites and premium, waterfront sites. Enjoy 3 sand volleyball courts, a half-court basketball area, swimming areas, and picnicking. Further down the road, Jim Hogg Park is 36 miles away on Lake Georgetown with 148 sites with water and electric hookups. Each spot includes a covered table, fire ring and grill.


Emma Long Metropolitan Park
1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730

 

Jim Hogg Park
500 Jim Hogg Rd, Georgetown, TX 78633

 

Reaching New Heights

For the fathers who enjoy high-adrenaline excitement, Zip Lost Pines offers fresh air and gorgeous treetop views at up to 40 miles per hour. Located in McKinney Roughs Nature Park, experience unique side-by-side zip lines or opt for a moonlight zip across the forest, canyons and Colorado River Valley.


Zip Lost Pines
1760 State Highway 71 W, Cedar Creek, Texas 78612

 

Splish and Splash

There are plenty of ways to make sure Dad has fun on the water. Think kayak or canoe rentals with Zilker Park Boat Rentals, leisurely riverboat rides to see Austin’s famous bats with Lone Star Riverboat Cruise, or take on the “ninja warrior course” at Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures. Whatever route is taken, it’s sure to get the blood rushing and heart-pounding while allowing guests to remain cool in the sweltering summer heat.


Zilker Park Boat Rentals
2101 Andrew Zilker Road, Austin, TX 78746


Lone Star Riverboat Cruise
208 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704


Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures
14519 Pocohontas Trail, Suite A, Leander, TX 78641

 

Take a Hike

No, really; get outside and enjoy a hike filled with fresh air and sunshine. A few of the best family-friendly trails in and around Austin include Barton Creek Greenbelt, a favorite for many Austinites that also offers swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing and more, or the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center that features five trails that range from a quarter-mile to just over a mile.


Barton Creek Greenbelt


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue

 

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