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3 Ways to Rev Up for Spring in Austin


Winter is finally over, and here at Texan 26 and the nearby University of Texas at Austin, it’s time to hit the accelerator. With a new season upon us and longer, warmer days to come, we know you’re itching to amp things up. Here are a few ways to take advantage of everything Austin has to offer this spring.

What Are the Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Austin?

Everyone loves St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a fun way to ring in the spring season. There are lots of ways to celebrate in Austin. Get yourself some Guinness-battered fish and chips or shepherd’s pie from Jack & Ginger’s Pub, or try the classic corned beef and cabbage or the funky Irish nachos from B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub. And if you want a full celebration, enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Austin, which will be virtual this year. Despite the change of venue, it’ll still have the musicians and dancers that you love.

How Can Austin Help Me Up My Spring Fitness Game?

Enjoy the fresh Texas air and get your body moving with a visit to Mount Bonnell, the highest point in Austin. Get in your cardio with the 102-stair climb, and at the top, take a breather and enjoy the views of Austin and the Colorado River.

If you want to stretch your wings a bit more, take the short drive out to McKinney Falls State Park and enjoy the 2.8-mile Onion Creek Trail. The views here are stunning, so be prepared to take plenty of breaks so you can enjoy all the sights.  

What’s the Best Way to Explore Austin This Spring?

Try the Tejano Walking Trail. This 4.9-mile trail covers an incredible amount of Texas history and culture, from the mid-19th century to modern times. Through a self-guided tour, you’ll get a chance to explore the East Cesar Chavez and Holly Neighborhoods, seeing important historic sites along the way. And if you’re in the mood to expand your musical palette, check out the additional 5.6-mile Trail of Tejano Music Legends. Be sure to stop by Cisco’s when you get hungry and treat yourself to enchiladas or fajitas.

Whether you’re mixing a smoothie in your modern kitchen for your springtime dietary tune-up or out enjoying the Austin spring scene, remember to take a moment to relax and celebrate the season to come.

For more fun things to do near UT and Texan 26, be sure to visit our blog.


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