Looking for some awesome Austin outdoor activities to get you outside during COVID? Check out these 13 ideas for Outdoor Activities in Austin:
Austin Outdoor Activities To Do During COVID
Note: Some of these are closed based on Austin orders. I will do my best to update when things change, but when in doubt, always check the official website first!
Austin Hiking + Walking Trails
One of the things I love most about Austin is how many walking/hiking trails there are around the city! Walking around Lady Bird Lake is my personal fave. The Green Belt is also another great choice!
For some of the best hiking trails in Austin, check out this article.
Swimming Holes - Outdoor Activities in Austin
NOTE: Most are requiring reservations in advance. Some are even temporarily closed, so always be sure to check their website before planning a visit.
Biking in Austin is super popular! Whether you bike through the city or on a trail, it’s a great way to get some exercise outside.
If you don’t have a bike, you can always join a tour or rent one:
Paddleboarding + Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake - one of my favorite Outdoor Activities in Austin!
Paddleboarding on the lake is a great way to get outdoors while keeping a safe distance from others! There are several rental companies to choose from on Lady Bird Lake…
- Texas Rowing Center (temporarily closed, order expires 8/1)
- Rowing Dock (temporarily closed, order expires 8/1)
- Zilker Park Boat Rentals (temporarily closed, order expires 8/1)
- Congress Kayaks (temporarily closed, order expires 8/1)
- Live Love Paddle (temporarily closed, order expires 8/1)
- Epic Sup (temporarily closed, order expires 8/1)
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Lola wasn’t too sure about paddle boarding at first, but she quickly caught on and loved it! Anyone else like to paddle with their pups? ❤️🐶 . . . . . #austintexas #atx #visitaustin #austinfitness #paddleboarding #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodle #austindogs #texasdoodledogs #austinplaces #austinpaddlesports #onechelofanadventure
Rent a boat on the Lake Austin or Lake Travis
Take a Scenic Drive through Austin
If you’re like me, you enjoy the scenic drives in and around Austin. Central Texas is so beautiful, a drive is a great way to get out and explore with little effort!
Picnic in the Park
Even though most restaurants are closed right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t eat out… eat outdoors, that is 😉 Pack yourself a picnic and head to a park — plus it makes a great date night idea.
Golfing and Putt-Putting are good outdoorsy activities with plenty of room for social distancing! There are lots of golf courses in the Austin area. For the less serious golfers, try these places:
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Kick that quarantine funk (when the sun comes back out) by walking the course. It’s free and your soul will thank you for it. Just remember to stay safe and respect the greens. (Oh! And be on the look out for a go-fund-me for our displaced team - coming soon!) #swingeasy #staywell
Now get out there and enjoy! I hope this list of Outdoor Activities in Austin helped! Did I miss one of your faves? Let me know in the comments below or send me a DM on Instagram!
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