On the hunt for fun things to do in Austin while social distancing? From getting your daily dose of sunshine on the trails to catching an evening flick at a drive-in, Austin still knows how to have fun. Here is our list of the top social distancing activities in Austin.
Enjoy Movie Night at Blue Starlite Drive-In
Get the classic drive-in experience without the crowds – and that means cars, too! Blue Starlite Drive-In is the world’s first mini urban drive-in, set in the heart of the city. The prime location allows for only up to 28 cars per show, making for a safe and comfortable experience, social distancing approved. Staple movie concessions are available and brought to your car by the staff, or bring your own snacks to munch on. Enjoy everything from 80’s classics and family-friendly films to recent art-house flicks and cult favorites.
Kayak at Lady Bird Lake
There’s something just simply relaxing about getting out on the water, and let’s face it – tranquility is just what you need right now. Lady Bird Lake is the perfect place to get your paddle on with spectacular views of the downtown skyline. Local outfitters such as Rowing Dock and Live Love Paddle are on top of safety, and once you’re out on the water it’s even easier to social distance with one of the best activities in Austin.
Make Tracks on the Hike-and-Bike Trail
Whether you’re getting back on your bike, testing out new rollerblades or simply need to get outside for a while, the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake is the place to do it. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the trail stretches for 10 miles and is wide enough to easily maintain social distance. Winding through shady cottonwoods and willow trees, with the Colorado River at its side, there’s no better trail in the city for curing your shelter-in-place blues.
Check out Austin’s Famous Murals
Brighten up with a dash of color by visiting Austin’s iconic street murals. See them from the comfort of your car, or if you’re comfortable, snap a gorgeous photo with the classics like “i love you so much” at Jo’s Coffee and the “Hi, How Are You” frog on Guadalupe and 21st Street. For basically no crowds, check out newer, lesser-known gems. At Something Cool Studios on E Cesar Chaves you’ll find an incredible mosaic of Austin blues legend Roosevelt “Grey Ghost” Williams, and vibrant scenes of Texas wildflowers and wildlife against a turquoise sky enliven the walls of Hill Country Galleria.
Even with social distancing in place, you can experience everything that makes Austin an iconic destination for your next vacation. Austin Vacation Rentals offers boutique vacation homes and condo rentals for a fun yet safe trip to the Texas capital. Book your Austin vacation rental today!