12 Things to Do in Austin This Weekend
Since Texas Football is on a Bye Week
Whether your parents are coming in town for Parents Weekend or you'll be bored all weekend without a Longhorn Football game to watch, we have your weekend covered!
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1. Paddle board on Lady Bird Lake
Be a real Austinite and paddle your worries away on Lady Bird Lake
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2. Sunset dinner at the Oasis
This restaurant on Lake Travis is the perfect place to take your parents, friends, or that special someone. With incredible views, food and a great atmosphere, you can't go wrong at the Oasis
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3. Brunch at Irene's
What's more fun than Sunday brunch at Irene's? We can't think of anything!
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4. Bring your parents to the Co-op
...to get those boots you've been eyeing (On their dime, of course!)
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5. Grab a bite from the food trucks behind the Co-op
After they buy you some boots, make them buy you a snow cone from Ice Scrapers or an acai bowl from Austin Acai Company, right behind the Co-op
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6. Cheer on the volleyball team Saturday at 7 at Gregory
Watch the Longhorns beat the Jayhawks in a game, and show your parents how the Longhorns show school pride!
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7. Spend the day at Enchanted Rock
Get a group of friends together to climb the enormous granite rock just outside Fredericksburg!
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8. Visit a museum
With so many on-campus museums, why wouldn't you visit one? The Blanton has beautiful art, the Texas Memorial Museum with fossils and such, and the Bullock has an IMAX theater and lots of cool Texas History!
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9. Go to Mount Bonell
Wow your parents with beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country!
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10. Play a round or two of Mini Golf
Take your friends to Peter Pan Mini Golf, an Austin entertainment staple!
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11. See the bats
Because do you even Austin if you haven't see the South Congress Bats?
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12. Wait in line for Franklin Barbecue
Franklin's makes the best barbecue and it's totally worth it to wait on line for hours for a magical mound of meats!
Alexa is a Brand Ambassador for the University Co-op. She is a Junior studying Math at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include Fitness, food, and fun.