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Fun Indoor Activities in Austin

Looking for something different to do indoors? Though you might be spending more time inside due to COVID-19, you’ll find a surprising amount of fun indoor activities in Austin. Whether it’s honing your gardening skills, tapping into your artistic side, or an improvised camp night, these ideas will keep you active while staying indoors.

Attend a Virtual Class

Now is the best time to pick up a new hobby or hone your skills with a virtual class. Trying your hand at gardening? Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers a range of virtual gardening classes with a focus on Texas native plants. Get the family crafty with The Contemporary Austin’s new create-at-home series, with weekly projects like recycled robots, tape lanterns and bug hotels made from household supplies.

Enjoy a Virtual Museum Tour

Many museums around the world have virtually opened their doors, and Austin is no different. Tour the Blanton Museum of Art with their new interactive series of 360-degree videos for an up-close look at special exhibits. Extras like in-depth descriptions as well as audio and video commentary from museum curators make the experience surprisingly immersive.

Stay Fit by Exercising Indoors

Staying inside might make us more prone to hanging out at the couch, but it’s easy to get active indoors with online yoga and virtual workout classes. Local Austinite Adriene Mishler hosts the YouTube channel “Yoga with Adriene,” bringing mindfulness and high-quality practices for all skill levels right to your screen. Looking for something more intense? Camp Gladiator hosts livestreamed endurance workouts every Friday with printable 30-minute at-home workouts available as well. Besides, the best part about exercising indoors is the ultimate privacy!

Jam Out with Livestream Concerts and DJ Sets

As the live music capital of the world, the show must always go on in Austin. The city’s most iconic music venue, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, is hosting livestream concerts with local musicians and access to intimate behind-the-scenes content. RSVP is usually required, so check their calendar for scheduled shows for fun indoor things to do in Austin.

Camp Out at Home

Switch it up a little and set up a campsite in your backyard. Or tune into your inner child and build a fort indoors, perfect for a creative camping experience for the kids. Take it up a notch with our Austin vacation rentals with private patios and yards, allowing you to spread out and convene with the great outdoors without ever leaving your rental. A selection of our vacation rentals also feature outdoor fire pits which can come in handy for some s’mores!

Need more ideas for fun indoor activities in Austin? We’ll help you navigate the best things to do in Austin when you plan your trip with Austin Vacation Rentals. Browse our collection of boutique rentals to start planning your Austin getaway!

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