Austin with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

Austin with Kids: A Family Vacation
Austin with Kids: A Family Vacation


If there's a "Best of" list that Austin, Texas, hasn't graced in the last decade, I have yet to find it. Most people will tell you that the city has a unique, laid-back lifestyle and that it's a liberal oasis in a sea of red. They'd be right. Home to the University of Texas at Austin and close to 2 million people, the city has seen incredible growth, yet somehow has kept its small-town charm.

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and an average daily temperature of 68.5, there are few times of the year that aren't good for a visit to the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World." Spring and summer are ideal for a visit. From early March to late April, wildflowers (including the state flower, the bluebonnet) adorn the city, with sunny, breezy days and temperatures in the mid-80s. From June through September, the temperatures climb, but there are plenty of ways to stay cool.

Here is our suggested itinerary for the perfect family vacation day in Austin with kids: