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Post Covid-19 Changes

We are going to go overboard on our sanitization standards and practices. In response to Covid-19 we added a life jacket wash station on top of our previous sanitizing method and intend to maintain it after the crisis is over. Additionally, we are committed to a more thorough scrub down of both the boats and the paddles…

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April 20, 2020

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

3 Ways to “Wow” your Valentine this year!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we don’t want you running around last minutes trying to throw something together! Yes, we’re talking to you gentleman. To help you out, here are 3 things we think will help the loving day go wonderfully. 1.  Get them something nice! Everyone loves gifts, especially gifts that mean a lot to them. They don’t have to be over the top, extravagant, expensive things they’ll only enjoy once. Gifts can be anything from a homemade coupon book to a beautiful set of earrings. Just remember, it’s the thought that counts! 2. Spend time with them! This one is kind of obvious, huh? Nothing is more important than giving someone your time. Whether you stay in and watch a movie or go have a romantic dinner, just your presence should be enough to be happy….

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January 20, 2020

Top 4 Things to do in Austin this February

We all know weather in February can be crazy and this is especially true for those of us who live in Texas. It’s not uncommon for us to have an 80-degree sunny day on Tuesday and 20-degree snow flurries on Thursday. We must have our options ready for the weather that comes up, so here are our picks for Austin in February.   Lone Star Le Mans 2/22/2020- 2/23/2020 The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to the Circuit of The Americas in late February for a action packed weekend of racing. There will be a 6-hour race on Sunday, but the weekend will be full of octane filled fun all over the track. Demos, Meet and Greets, and lots of fun activities are in store! Austin Oyster Festival 2/29/2020 Another year of celebrating those tiny little ocean delicacies in the…

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January 15, 2020

Austin Bachelorette Party Guide

Well, they popped the question and you’ve been planning the big day endlessly ever since. After months of making sure everything is a perfect as can be, it’s time to celebrate you and get ready for the journey you’re are about the embark on with your spouse. What will you do? Where will you go?     Here we have complied a list of some of our favorite Bachelorette ideas in Austin!   Shopping! Austin is a fashion hub and is full of awesome and fun places to shop till ya drop. South Congress offers so many trendy stores to get the cutest clothing. Kendra Scott’s flagship store is also off South Congress where you can get some gorgeous stone jewelry. Austin is also home to hundreds of thrift stores to feed your retro style. Pieces throughout time gather in…

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January 9, 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

See Ya ACL 2019!

Well we have wrapped up another amazing year of ACL here in Austin! Over the past 2 weekend we have see over 130 bands play across 8 insane stages all here in downtown Austin’s Zilker Park. Artist from all genres, countries, and walks of life came to give show off their awesome talents. We hosted performances by Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, Guns N’ Roses, Mumford and Sons, Childish Gambino, and GRiZ just to name a few of the heavy hitters. Over 450,000 people came to attend the 2 sold out weekends braving some wackiest weather we have had this season. Through the cold, rain, sun, and heat many “die hard” fans had one of the best experiences of their lives. As we close the book on this years festival, we are eager to see what’s instore next year at ACL Fest…

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October 16, 2019

Swimming in Lady Bird Lake

Most people are unaware that it’s illegal to swim in Lady Bird Lake. This law was passed in 1964 after two drownings occurred in the lake. The stronger than expected current and large underwater debris uphold the danger of swimming in this lake today. While you can’t swim in Lady Bird lake, here’s a list of watering holes where you can legally cool down: Barton Springs Barton Creek Greenbelt Deep Eddy Municipal Pool (cash only) Hippie Hollow on Lake Travis (ages 18+) Hamilton Pool (reservations required) Jacob’s Well (reservation required)

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September 29, 2019

Happy September!

Add some culture to your weekend with Austin Museum Day Sunday, September 22nd. Enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at a ton of Austin-area museums! When you’re exploring be sure to tag your photos with #MuseumDay2019 and #AustinMuseums. Check out the many participating museums: Art Galleries at Black Studies at UT Austin History Center, Austin Public Library Austin Nature & Science Center The Blanton Museum of Art Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Brush Square Museums: Susanna Dickinson Museum and O. Henry Museum Bullock Texas State History Museum Chateau Bellevue-Austin City of Austin Cultural Arts Division Creative Action Dougherty Arts Center Elisabet Ney Museum Historic 1858 German Free School at German-Texan Heritage Society Harry Ransom Center Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Landmarks, The Public Art Program of The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum…

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September 3, 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