6 Fun Things To Do In Manchaca Texas (south Austin)
Do you live in South Austin, in the Manchaca Texas area? Or mayby you're planning to visit sometime soon? If you're looking for something fun to do, we have a few ideas for you! Here are six fun things to do in Manchaca Texas.
1. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a great for kids and families with everything from flowers, trees, trails, playgrounds, and plenty of room to bring your own chairs or picnic blanket! It is also a great date night spot. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy nice conversation or a picnic.
2. Zilker Botanical Garden
With Austin's gorgeous skyline in the background, the Zilker Botanical Garden is a small gem nestled quietly near the city. It offers a place for peaceful and easy walking in silence and a place to reflect. It is great with the one you love...or a small group.
3. Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
It is difficult to beleive that such a wonderful place as Barton Creek Greenbelt exisits only few minutes drive from Austin's city center. With great hiking trails for all ages (and dogs), a walk along the river allows you to enjoy nature, Sculpture Falls (a beautiful waterfall), and some people-watching too.
4. Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park
An outstanding park, Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park is here for those who enjoy walking, light hiking, or trail cycling. There is a neat little disc golf course, a small kiddie playground, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, as well was a place for volleyball and soccer. It is a beautiful park with clean restrooms.
5. Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve
This nature preserve has easy-to-follow trail and three caves to visit. One is closed while two have a small crawl space that you can venture into. We're told it is a little hard to find the entrance but keep trying. It will be worth it.
6. Bauerle Ranch Park
Bauerle Ranch Park at Slaughter Creek is located in South Austin. Its a great place for running, hiking and mountain biking. With over three miles of trails, it is tucked in-between the neighborhoods of HillCrest, Estates of Bauerle Ranch, and Shady Hollow with neighborhood access to the well-marked trails. Beautiful wildlife to enjoy including birds, rabbits, squirrels and deer and during the right seasons, the wildflowers are amazing.