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Catching waves in Central Texas! World’s largest surf park said to open in South Austin

Pura Vida surf park plans pictured above

Surf's up in Central Texas!

A company called Surf Lakes has recently announced a new $1.3 billion surf park project that they plan to open in South Austin as early as next year. The project, named Pura Vida, would be the world’s largest surf park of its kind with plans to feature sandy beaches, boardwalks, hotels residential living and more.

The 400-acre property has already been purchased, located just South of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Surf Lakes says that construction may begin as early as mid-2023.

Learn more about Pura Vida by Surf Lakes here:

Blue Hole Regional Park

This summer is the perfect time to get out & explore all of the beauty that Austin has to offer! Blue Hole Regional Park is one of the coolest spots out here. 

Located in the adorable town of Wimberley, Blue Hole is only a little less than an hour away from downtown Austin. It is a natural creek that has turned into one of the most popular swimming holes! Blue Hole is very spacious for you and your friends or family to float around. There is even a rope swing!

Don’t wait to book your reservation. Tickets for the summer are selling very fast!

Go see this gorgeous park soon!  Click here for more info about Blue Hole! 


A Ski Resort in Texas!

Ever wish you didn’t have to travel far for some fun in the snow? Well you’re in luck!
If all goes to plan, Alpine X will bring the Rockies to Austin with a full resort complete with an indoor snow area, skiing and snowboarding routes and skiing lessons by 2025.

So say goodbye to long road trips and plane tickets, Austin continues to get better and better! 



It's Bluebonnet Season!

It's the most wonderful time of the year.... in TEXAS! The Texas state flower, bluebonnets, make their first appearance of the year every March. Bluebonnets have already been spotted starting last week. Here is a list of just a few of the best spots to find these famous flowers. 

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with reserved advance tickets. 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
  • Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail - 1715 Cesar Chavez St (Austin High School)
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Brand New Park in Downtown Austin!

Waterloo Park & Moody Amphitheatre are now open in downtown Austin! The park stretches over 11 acres of gorgeous green space. If you want to go on a walk or run, there are 1.5 miles of trails to explore on the new greenway. The park is full of bright and beautiful gardens. The amphitheatre will be hosting several events starting at the end of this month, so be sure to check out their events page. As the weather begins to cool down this fall, this park will be a perfect place to relax or exercise!

Learn more about Waterloo Park & Moody Amphitheatre and all of the upcoming events here.


Enchanted Rock

The beautiful Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is only about an hour and a half away from downtown Austin. On your drive, you will see views of the exquisite scenery of the Texas Hill Country. Bluebonnets, the Texas state flowers, are in full bloom this time of year. They are especially prominent in the Hill Country areas. These gorgeous little flowers attract visitors from all over the country each springtime.

When you arrive at Enchanted Rock some of the things you can do are hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, geocache, and stargaze. There are more than 11 miles of stunning trails to hike. The massive pink granite dome rises above Central Texas showcasing magnificent views of the Hill Country. Aside from the dome, the scenery, rock formations; the legends about Enchanted Rock are magical as well. Enchanted Rock could...

World Golf Championship Dell Match March 24-28, 2021

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The annual World Golf Championship Dell Match starts this week, March 24-28, 2021. They are offering admission at a limited capacity. After the 2020 match was canceled last year, everyone is very eager for this year. It is going to be a great time on the stunning Austin Country Club golf course. March is one of the most perfect weather months in Austin. Some of the players to look out for this year are Jon Rahm (ranked at number 3) from Spain, Justin Thomas (ranked at number 2) from the USA, and of course Dustin Johnson (ranked at number 1) from the USA. Golf lovers from all over the country travel to attend the Dell match for the beautiful course, time with friends and family, and most importantly the incredible golf talent. Whether you watch in person or on TV this year it...

15 Pound Bass found on Lake Travis

It was just a typical fishing day on the beautiful Lake Travis when a 15-year-old boy set a new record for Lake Travis fishing. Trace Jansen of Buda, TX lucked out when he caught a massive 15.32-pound bass. “It was crazy. It's almost unreal. I never thought I would catch a fish that big in my life,” Trace told

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The previous record on Lake Travis was set at 13 pounds in 1993. Jansen joins a group of Texas Anglers who have caught bass weighing 13 pounds or more this year. These bass have been donated live to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This is for its long-running Toyota ShareLunker selective-breeding program that began in 1986.


How to Stay Cool in Central Texas This Summer

It's no secret; Austin gets hot during the summer time. All those myths about frying an egg on the blacktop come true when summer hits Central Texas.

The heat doesn't have to cause you to retreat into your air-conditioned home every single day, however. The children will want to get out and play and most adults really prefer to be outside, too. Here are some of the best ways you can stay cool this summer and enjoy Central Texas.

Lake Travis

Take a trip to the lake and enjoy some time swimming and doing other things in or on the water. Lake Travis is one of the most popular places to go during the summer and offers a number of access points including:

  • Arkansas Bend Park
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Which Texas State Parks are Near Austin

Living in Austin has its advantages and one of those is having access to some incredible state parks. There are several excellent parks in the central part of the state offering a beautiful outdoors experience where you can experience stargazing, hiking, and wildlife.

You can reach McKinney Falls State Park within 10 miles or take a drive to one of the parks an hour away that offer even more. Take a look at the state parks near Austin that you’ll love visiting when you live here.

Bastrop State Park

Located between 10-30 miles from your home, ...

What will you Discover at Saint William Catholic Church?

At Saint William Catholic Church, you can discover pretty much what you would expect to discover: A family who cares deeply about each other and a loyal group of followers who are connected by faith and their love for Jesus.

The History of This Parish

Saint William of Vercelli was born in 1085 AD. This precious Saint passed on to heaven in June 25, 1142. He was just 15 years old when he decided the things he was looking for could not be found within the world he lived. It was the moment that he sat aside his plans that God was revealed to him. In that moment, he learned how he could best serve God.

The Saint William Catholic Church is part of Round...

Which Segway Tours can you Enjoy in Austin, TX?

Ever head of Segway? Put it simply, Segway is basically a battery powered vehicle consists of two wheels that is able to balance by itself without human intervention. The rider only needs to shift their body weight forward to move the vehicle while doing the otherwise to move backward.

If riding a Segway sounds like fun, you should try one of the top 3 Segway tours currently available in Austin, TX. Any of these tours will take you around the most popular spots in the city. 

Austin Segway Tours by Gliding Revolution

If you have no past experience in riding Segway, do not be afraid! The friendly tour guides in Gliding Revolution will teach you the easiest...

What will you Find at the Texas Farmers' Market?

Have you been to the amazing TX Farmers’ Market yet? The Texas Farmers’ Market takes place all year round, rain or shine with a producer-only market. You can find it in Central Texas at Lakeline, Mueller and Domain on weekends only.

The Texas Farmers’ Market is actually organized as a non-profit corporation to provide farmers and ranchers of the area a direct-marketing opportunity while providing consumers of Central Texas a variety of locally-produced food in a convenient location. Here is a look at these three farmers markets and what you’ll find there.

What you Need to Know

The Texas Farmers’ Market are...

What will you Find at Veterans Memorial Park?

Veterans Memorial Park is found in the city of Cedar Park, Texas. It’s a place to honor veterans from the past, the present and the future. It’s the Crown Jewel of Cedar Park featuring customized brick pavers, bronze leaves with soldiers’ names engraved with their dates of service, and a pathway leading up to Memorial Hall.

It’s one of the top attractions in Cedar Park located at 2525 West New Hope Drive. It’s a great place to spend some quiet time, take the kids or walk the dogs and check out the memorial. Here is a look at what you’ll find at the park.

What to Expect...

Golf Course Spotlight: Twin Creeks Country Club

A private, championship golf course awaits at Twin Creeks Country Club. The course was designed by Fred Couples and measures over 7,000 yards from the back tees. It's set on 195 acres of beautiful rolling terrain with 100-year-old pecan and oak trees throughout.

The course provides water elements on 13 of the 18 holes, along with many other challenges. As the name suggests, the course has two creeks running throughout. There are six sets of tees making it the perfect place for golfers of any skill level.

More than Just Golf

The Twin Creeks Country Club offers more than just golf. You can also enjoy:

Golf Course Spotlight: Lago Vista Golf Courses

Lago Vista Golf Courses is a beautiful golf course in Texas Hill Country consisting of two challenging courses with incredible play and breathtaking views. The thirty-six holes of golf are found between the Lago Vista course and the Highland Lakes course.

The golf club is located on the peaceful peninsula on the north shore of Lake Travis and is considered one of the best kept secrets of Texas for the last thirty years. Whether you are a returning member or a guest, the experience at Lago Vista is intended to be casual, memorable and fun by the staff. Here is a look at what you can experience during your visit.

Lago Vista Course

The 18-hole...

Should you Take the Family to the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center?

Family fun shouldn't have to be hard to find, and with the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, it doesn't have to be. Welcoming big and small, old and young and anyone that wishes to have some great outdoor fun, the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center provides many activities for the family to do together, while also learning more about the world around them.

What Does This Discovery Center Offer?

Tours that take you along the trails, to learn more about the environment and preserves around you is what you’ll find many times during your visit. Arriving with another group of people is encouraged, or coming along in another...

Golf Course Spotlight: Crystal Falls Golf Club

Located on the outskirts of Austin near Lake Travis, the Crystal Falls Golf Club celebrates golfing with a short but challenging course. Home to the Annual Hill Country Amateur Championship every June, this club revels in golf.

It also features a full driving range perfect for limbering up before heading out or for practicing your long shots. Crystal Falls also offers a small grille for snacks or a light breakfast or lunch. Beer is also served.

What Does the Course Look Like?

The course splits into a pair of 36 par 9-hole sets. The front nine starts with a leggy 502/403...

Golf Course Spotlight: Avery Ranch Golf Club

Established in 2002, Avery Ranch Golf Club was designed by Andy Rugust who was a former Jack Nicklaus designer. He presented a course that combines beauty and skill. All levels of golfers will benefit from visiting Avery Ranch Golf Club. One of the most well known courses in the Austin, Texas area.

The course presents a beautiful landscape, which includes natural limestone caverns, mature oak trees, slopes and valleys, and creeks and lakes. This 18 hole course will present a challenging front 9 holes, and the last 9 holes will have you taking risk and reaping the rewards. There are 3 par 3’s, par 4’s and par 5’s. The course is beside Lake Avery, which is...

Find Adventure at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Want a little adventure in your life? You should try out Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. A Zipline tour is the perfect way to take in the scenery while getting your adrenaline pumping. Tours have you dangling in suspense and wonder. With Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, you will get breathtaking views of canyons and Lake Travis inlets. Adventures last for 3 hours, and includes 5 different Ziplines that span from 250 feet to over 2800 feet.

When gearing up for the next Zipline, you can take in the stunning landscape of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country. Each guide is trained to maximize your experience, and will present informative and daring hikes. You will also have the opportunity to just take a relaxing stroll through nature....

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