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RISE & SHINE

Round up the family for breakfast at Kerbey Lane, where everything is locally sourced and the atmosphere is super kid-friendly. Try the blueberry pancakes!

TIP: There are 5 locations in Austin open 24 hours. Kids also eat free on Tuesdays!

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Dig For Dinos

In Zilker Park, next door to the ACL Festival grounds, you can dig for dinosaur bones in the massive Dino Pit at the Austin Nature and Science Center. Check out the exhibits for some prehistoric knowledge.

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Soak It In

Once the sunshine arrives, take a dip at Deep Eddy Pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas. Be sure to bring a blanket to set up a spot for the family to soak in some rays. Fun facts:

    Fun facts:
  • The water is spring-fed and chlorine free
  • The wading pool area is perfect for little ones
  • There’s a toddler playscape, too!
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Tinker Away

Drive to the Mueller neighborhood to Contigo for a nosh with the kids. Close by is also The Thinkery, Austin’s new children’s museum, and the Mueller Pond, where you can feed the ducks or romp on the playground.

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Say Howdy

Discover the Story of Texas at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which features a massive IMAX Theatre for 2-D and 3-D movies. For a sweet treat afterwards, stop by Amy’s Ice Creams. Don’t forget to ask them to do a trick!

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Dine & Play

To wind down the day, the café at Central Market on North Lamar is the perfect spot for dinner. Order from their kid-friendly menu, nab a spot on the shady deck, and let the kids explore the turtle pond. Time for bed yet?