Howdy, South Austin apartments residents! Welcome to another edition of the Legacy at Southpark blog. We’re more than happy to have this chance to tell our residents about everything Austin. Did you know that on average, 159 people move to Austin every day? A lot of those newbies move into our apartments for rent in South Austin. That’s why we like to tell people about the lesser known places and events that make Austin so special.
Everyone who moves here knows about the Green Belt and Zilker Park. Most people know about Austin City Limits and SXSW. Some people know about the eclectic shops on South Congress avenue and the top-notch moviegoing experience at Alamo Drafthouse. That’s all well and good, but we want our residents to know about the places that aren’t swarming with crowds. Believe it or not, there are some places in Austin that you can enjoy without first having to wait in an hour long line.
Some of the places on this list are great for a day with the kids, and some are better suited for adults. A select few places can be enjoyed by both children and adults, or by adults who think they’re still kids. Austin is cool like that. Without further delay, here are five things to do in Austin next time you can’t stand the thought of standing in line.
During the daylight hours, Thinkery21 is a science museum geared towards children. At night, it's still a science museum, but the focus shifts to adults. There’s a bar, big outdoor spaces, and a whole bunch of other features that can’t adequately be described in a blog. Check out their website to get a better idea of the interactive features and special events at Thinkery21.
The Texas Rangers’ AAA club is up north in Round Rock. They have a beautiful stadium that’s big enough to impress, but small enough to manage. Plus, it’s minor league baseball, so you know they’re going to have plenty of promotions. The Express are actually pretty good, and they have one of the best prospects in baseball in first baseman Ronald Guzman.
You can spend an entire afternoon combing through the massive collection of Toys at Toy Joy. Whether you have a kids birthday coming up or just need an excuse to goof around for awhile, Toy Joy is a unique toy store worth checking out. They have vintage toys, collectibles, quirky toys, loud toys, and everything in between. You’re probably overdue for a visit to the toy store, so give Toy Joy a shot this weekend.
We’re going to take a hard left turn here from talking about toys to talking about cemeteries. In our defense, the Texas State Cemetery isn’t your average cemetery. This is where Texas governors, senators and other important figures are buried. You can even visit Stephen F. Austin’s grave and thank him for this wonderful town. If you’re into ghost stories, creepy tales, or just feeling a general sense of uneasiness, the Texas State Cemetery is the place for you.
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