Cool Thingies still doable in ATX . Includes Alamo Drafthouse location open with New House Rules

Social distancing backed

August 21, 2020
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I ran across a list of cool thingies that are still doable in ATX while social distancing, wearing a mask,  washing / sanitizing your hands and all the COVID-19 precautions. Thrillist put these suggestions out there. Have some fun in ATX with the goal of staying happy & healthy. Take care of each other! 

  • Alama Drafthouse - Slaughter Lane location open. New House Rules
  • Tour Austin's Iconic Murals 
    The 5 Most Popular ATX Murals to Strike a Pose 
    1.) Greetings from Austin  S. 1st and Annie St.
    2.) I Love You So Much S. Congress & James
    3.) You're My Butter Half  E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Alamo St.
    4.) Hi, How Are You Frog Guadalupe & 21st
    5.) South Congress Books Mural 1608 S. Congress Ave.
  • DIY ACL Music Festival  Grab a blanket, portable speakers w/ your playlist loaded in your phone with your favoite Qquarantine peeps. Snack it up with The Picnic at Zilker Park.
  • Barton Hills Farms Pumpkin Patch 118-acre farm in Bastrop just 30 miles outside downtown Austin. Opens October 3  with dates in October & November.
  • Visit the Blanton Museum of Art  200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Reserve tickets online.
  • Watch the Bats South Congress Avenue bridge 
  • Dance Party at home with DJ Mel - Saturday nights from 6p-10p. Bust a move in your living room w/ some frosty beverages and your favorite quarantine peeps. 
  • Make a reservation for a Greenbelt visit  Barton Creek and Bull Creek Greenbelts with 12 miles of gorgeous hiking trails, creek beds and waterfalls are open for exploring.
  • Run, Bike or Walk on Lady Bird Lake 10-mile Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake that's located in the heart of downtown Austin.
  • Get on Lady Bird Lake Check local rentals for a paddle board, kayak, canoe, or inner tube. 
  • Catch a sunset on Mt. Bonnell The 775-foot peak is considered the highest point in Austin and looks over Lake Travis and the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
  • Oktoberfest-themed tour of Austin’s breweries
    North ATX: Austin Beerworks, Celis, Circle, and Adelbert’s; in Central Austin, stop by Hi Sign, Live Oak, and Pinthouse Pizza 
    East ATX: Friends and Allies, Hops & Grain, Blue Owl, Lazarus, Zilker Brewing, and Austin Eastciders
    South Austin: The ABGB, Independence, & St. Elmo’s.
    For a day drive (or ambitious bike ride): Jester King, 12 Fox, and Vista Brewing
    Feelin' safe at home: Create-your-own six-pack at HEB, and enjoy.
  • Sleep Under the Stars / Star Gazing Reserve a camping spot online at McKinney Falls State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Inks Lake State Park or Enchanted Rock. (quick drive from ATX)

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