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Changes for 2020!

We’re the first month into 2020, has anyone kept up with their resolutions still? We hope you have stuck to the changes you hoped to make this year. It’s always nice to have the feeling of a milestone or new start in our lives. Whether it be going to the gym every week in hopes to live a healthier life or spending time in the outdoors more to enjoy what’s around you or simply trying something new more often. This year we embark on a new journey as well, as many of you know we are temporarily closed. We are currently under a new start of our own, we have many changes coming as well as exciting new opportunities. Our old launch is currently under renovation and will remain closed until mid-March when we will re-open. We are excited as…

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February 4, 2020

Birthday Blast!

Guest blog post by Sarah Stasica of Treat Party Boutique I decorated (and attended) my first paddleboarding birthday party at Austin Paddle Shack and it was so much fun! I had only paddleboarded once before and I was curious about how the kids would do out there. It was a seventh birthday so most kids were only six or seven and I was surprised at how well they all did. Some of the parents were a little bit nervous (myself included) before we got on the water but once we got out there it was seriously magical. I think my friend has started a new kid birthday party trend because all of the parents were talking about how perfect everything was once we were back on shore cutting into the cake. I created the party design and package and it was…

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December 4, 2019

5 Tips for Traveling to Austin!

5 Tips for Visiting Austin Austin is an eclectic and artistic city known for its live-music scene, energetic culture, inspiring cuisine, and stunning natural beauty. The “keep it weird” attitude here makes this town so much fun to explore. You can find plenty of family-friendly activities, beautiful hiking paths, hipster cafés, and vibrant nightlife hotspots. If you are ready to experience it all, then check out our 5 tips for planning your vacation to Austin.   #1 Best Time to Visit The summers in Austin are incredibly humid with temperatures in the mid to high 90s. Unless you love this weather for some reason, it’s probably best to visit from September to November or March to May, when temperatures are averaging around 70s to 80s. The winter in Austin is also enjoyable with temperatures in the low to mid-60s. It…

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November 2, 2019

6th Street Fun!

Enjoying downtown can be a great time, especially historic 6th Street on a weekend! The street gets closed down on Saturdays at night and has a very community feel to walk around, with many great bars and restaurants to dip and dive into. Make sure you Grab a Slice of Pizza at Roppolo’s or grab an awesome gyro from the food stands, but be quick they move often! It doesn’t always have to be weekend fun either to have fun downtown, on Wednesday nights the Flamingo Cantina is a Great place to enjoy Reggae Vibes and an open patio with friends! Be sure to check it out on your next visit to Austin!

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May 1, 2019

Experience Austin’s Bats from the Water

By Renee Cornue Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the Congress Avenue Bat emergence, then you might know that 30 years ago, Dr. Tuttle was exceedingly instrumental in establishing protection and public affection for the nearly 2 million Brazilian free-tailed bats that now call the bridge home. If you haven’t yet had the…

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April 22, 2019

Bats in Austin!

It’s no secret to how awesome Austin is, but there is one aspect that people tend to forget that is right over their heads in the night sky, we’re talking bats! Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony that houses about 1.7 million Mexican Free Tail Bats. This colony resides right under…

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March 17, 2019

Check This Out!

While there is no shortage of nightlife in Austin, I’m often asked what activities there are to do during the day. One suggestion is to search for the street art that’s teeming around the city. While I could tell you where to find Austin’s Instagram famous murals, it’s more fun to randomly stumble upon these treasures. You just might discover a new favorite. Here are some streets to explore: 1st, 6th, South Congress, Lamar, and The Drag (on Guadalupe). Of course, the one place you must visit is the Hope Outdoor Gallery. Bring a can of spray paint with you as these cement walls invite you to embrace your inner graffiti artist. Be sure to visit soon, because the graffiti park is set to move to a new location later in 2019.

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February 28, 2019

A Taste of Spring!

Are you as excited as we are that we in central Texas have had a few days warm enough to enjoy the many bodies of water in Austin? Get those kayaks and paddleboards ready to hit the waves, but also make sure you’re up to date on the local ordinances. In addition to the Texas…

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February 17, 2019

Austin, Texas: The Paddle Boarding Capital of the World

The Paddle Boarding Capital of the World If you’re looking for a fun, new activity to participate in in Austin, Texas, you should try paddle boarding(SUPing). Austin, Texas has quickly become the paddle boarding capital of the world. Suping originated in Hawaii, but has gained a lot of popularity in Austin over the past several years…

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March 30, 2017

Points of Interest in Austin, Texas

Points of Interest in Austin, Texas Texas State Capitol Built in 1888, one of the most major points of interest in Austin, Texas is the Capitol is a giant granite and marble structure that features a large rotunda and dome. It is also home to the House and Senate chambers. It is a beautiful sight…

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February 6, 2017

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