I recently wrote a blog post on the Best Day Trips from Austin, TX, but realized not all of them are social distancing friendly. So, I decided to write a new post that lists day trips from Austin during COVID that follow social distancing! I am not trying to encourage people to go out right now if they don’t feel safe, but if you are going a little stir crazy and looking to get out for a bit, here are 15 social distancing day trips from Austin, TX to try:
Day Trips from Austin during COVID that follow Social Distancing
NOTE: Most state parks are open for day visits and limited camping. Advance day pass and overnight reservations are required. Reserve them online or by calling (512) 389-8900. For most up to date info, check city and state guidelines and regulations.
Blue Hole in Wimberley
The Blue Hole Regional Park, located in Wimberley, is just a short drive South of Austin and a great place to get away from the city! It’s a beautiful hidden gem (see my Instagram pic below). Check their website for the most up to date info on hours and tickets. Again, just remember to keep your distance from others.
Distance from Austin: About 45 minutes
Jacob’s Well near Wimberley, TX
Distance from Austin: about 55 minutes southeast
The Exotic Zoo Resort is home to over 600 animals and is open for drive-throughs right now. Here you can see everything from zebras, to wallabies, and even yaks! There are so many cool animals to see, making Exotic Resort Zoo a great addition to the list of social distancing day trips from Austin!
Photo from their Facebook page. Distance from Austin: a little over an hour
Enchanted Rock is a great choice for anyone looking for an outdoorsy day trip from Austin — there are over 11 miles of trails! You do have to pay an entrance fee and can make a reservation online beforehand.
Distance from Austin: 1 hour and 45 minutes west
Canyon Lake is another great lake to day trip to from Austin! Rent a boat and spend the day relaxing on the water.
Distance from Austin: 1 hour and 20 minutes southwest
Hope these Social Distancing Day Trips From Austin ideas help! Have a suggestion? Let me know in the comments or send me a DM on Instagram! I will update this list as I learn more.
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