Spring Break: a much-needed respite from the post-holiday, pre-summer grind? Ehhh…perhaps. This is a special time of year where everything starts to feel like those last few seconds on Mario-Kart where the music and the cars speed up faster and faster until the end of the race, err school year. There’s cleaning up from the winter holidays, there’s still spring holidays on the horizon, there’s standardized tests prepping, there’s graduation ceremonies planning, there’s summer camps and vacations to book, and summer bods to crank out; who has freakin’ time and energy to plan a big Spring Break vacation? Especially when traveling at Spring Break is a nightmare…everybody and their dog and their CAT are EVERYWHERE you could possibly think to venture and prices are inflated…

Not having a big plan for Spring Break is not a big deal; there are PLENTY of amazing activities in and around Austin. Also, let your kids be bored. They won’t die. I am Gen X proof. I digress. Staycation Ideas 2024, LET’S GO!!!

Round Rock Public Library: They’ve got crafting, kids gaming, genealogy research workshops, family storytime, baby time, drawing classes for kids, Pre-K playtime, Pokemon Club…something for everyone and every age! Just check out their website!

Williamson County Symphony Orchestra Concert: check out some fine music for FREE on each weekend of Spring Break. The theme this year is, “Glorious Italy,” and will feature music from Italy from the 1800s and 1900s such as the William Tell Overture! Concerts begin at 7:30pm and take place at various locations near Round Rock:

Pioneer Farms: will be hosting The Big Bounce America with a GIANT bounce house extravaganza! Kids will love this and burn off all that excess energy! 

Day trip to South Congress: Nothing like a Home Slice pizza trip followed by Big Top Candy Shop treats, then a long stroll at Town Lake and playtime at Zilker Park! There’s also the Bullock Museum or the Texas Science and Natural History museum downtown! Pssssst. Check out Austin Mom’s guide on Family Fun on SoCo.

Day trip to Six Flags Fiesta Texas: San Antonio is a hop, skip and a jump away, and Six Flags is open daily over Spring Break. SCREAM BREAK, an extra event that takes place in the evenings, will be back and scarier than ever! 

Unicornverse Bakery and Ceramic Lodge in Round Rock: Treats and crafts, two of my favorite things! Grab a buddy and make a fun day at this GORGEOUS gold and turquoise bakery that specializes in French macarons, pastries and gourmet cakes then be creative and paint an adorable ceramic. Perfect mommy and me day! 

Hiking: Garey Park, Pedernales Falls Park, Bastrop State Park, Lake Georgetown Trail, Enchanted Rock, Colorado Bend State Park, Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Pflugerville Lake Park, Brushy Creek Park, REAL Dinosaur Tracks trail in Leander, Mount Bonnell, Williamson County Park, Blue Hole in Georgetown (or Wimberley), Mueller Lake Park, LBJ Wildflower Center, Chalk Ridge Falls in Salado, San Gabriel Park in Georgetown.

Spend the day in Salado: Go learn how to blow glass at Salado Glassworks, dip your feet in the creek and enjoy a fresh brew from Barrow Brewing on the grass; Also you will find plenty of shopping, antiquing and coffee shops, a candy shop and boutiques!

Spend the day in the Georgetown Square: All Things Kids, the green grassy area by the Courthouse, Mesquite Creek Outfitters, lunch at Sweet Lemon, shopping in boutiques, Wineries and live music!

Day trip to Marble Falls: Sweet Berry Farms, Bluebonnet Café, shopping, wineries, a little something for everyone just about an hour away!

Whatever you decide will be perfect for your kids!

How will you spend your Spring Break 2024?


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