Hit The Lake
Up for a morning walk? Hit Lady Bird Lake downtown, where you’ll see fellow runners up and at it. When the trail reaches Austin High School under Mopac, walk up Veteran’s Drive to take a break with a Daily Juice. Try the EL Tropico – it’s a perfect cool-down reward.
Blaze A Trail
Mellow Johnny’s is a downtown bike shop where you can rent a bike with gears. Fixies are fun, but Austin has a lot of random hills (you’ll thank us later). If you want to ride around town with a big group, check out the Thursday Night Social Ride. Or, take a trek down the Greenbelt, which starts at Zilker Park and goes for miles.
- There are two other main entry points at the Greenbelt:
- Spyglass (There’s a Tacodeli for fueling up)
- Twin Falls (Far, past Mopac. But there’s swimming!)
Trade the sweats for a swim in Barton Springs Pool. Fun facts about this sunny hangout:
- The water temp is 68-71 degrees year-round.
- Cost is $3 for Austin residents, $4 for adults. Cash only. Diving board and friendliness included!
- Bring some goggles for swimming through the underwater tunnels.
When food calls, head to 6th and Lamar, headquarters of Austin’s own Whole Foods. During ACL Festival week it’ll be busy, but the options are endless. If you can’t find a spot to sit, take the long stairs by the two entrances to the rooftop. Enjoy the view!
If you want to stay at a place where the Lady Bird Lake trails are practically outside the lobby, The W is may be your option. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the Willie Nelson statue outside.
A sunset on the lake is a must. Stretch your horizons with a session of paddleboard yoga at Paddle Zen on East Riverside. Black Swan Yoga is another option, minus the water. Afterwards, zip over by Zilker Park to wrap up the evening with an organic, vegetarian meal at Casa De Luz. Namaste!