• Best Bets for Outdoor Summer Fun in Austin

    by Dr. LaMour
    on May 18th, 2016

Fun outdoor activities are not in short supply in beautiful, sunny Austin. No matter what your age or activity level, you’re bound to find something that suits your fancy. Here are some great excuses to get off that couch and enjoy the great outdoors in the exciting Austin area:

Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding

If you’ve lived in Austin for any length of time, you’ve probably already visited Austin’s popular Lady Bird Lake in the heart of downtown. Whether kayaking, canoeing, swimming, or just relaxing, it’s a great place to enjoy the water. But something you may not have tried yet is stand-up paddleboarding, a relatively new activity. Just as it sounds, you’ll be standing up on your own paddleboard while you relax and take in the scenery. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner: lessons and board rentals are available from a variety of vendors.

Check out our post on how to stay safe while paddleboarding!

Hop On the Bike Trails

If your feet aren’t up for a day of standing on a board, you have plenty of other options. You can still get some fresh air and great exercise if you take advantage of the hundreds of miles of bike trails around Austin. You’ll get to see beautiful natural scenery, stop for a swim, or enjoy socializing with friends while you go. There are so many trails to choose from, you could take a new route every day. For a different workout, consider hiking as well – if your feet are feeling up for it.

Get Social While Cycling

Want some physical activity with real crowd appeal? Social cycling is a way to meet new people while enjoying a bike ride. Whether you’re only an occasional biker or a hard core bike racer, you’ll find an event that fits your needs. Free social rides are offered each week, and some include stops at local swimming holes or bars. To see what rides might work for you, visit the Social Cycling FaceBook page.

Choose Your Swimming Hole

Swimming is an outstanding choice for an exercise that is easy on the joints. And in the Austin area, there’s no shortage of beautiful pools to enjoy. The famous Barton Springs pool is a popular destination for good reason – this giant spring-fed pool is a refreshing destination year-round. For a change of scenery, try one of the dozens of swimming holes within just a few miles of the city.

Hang Out in TOMS’ Backyard

Where can you get some great coffee, shop for shoes, take a class, and relax in a charming backyard? All at TOMS, a store/community space that is a great place to meet up with friends and family alike. TOMS’ Austin location is their second flagship store and portions of their sales go to great charitable causes, too.

Summer Fun with Healthy Feet

If you have a foot problem, don’t let it hold you back from enjoying the many fun activities in Austin. Contact our Shoal Creek office and get help for your feet, so you can enjoy all that our great city has to offer!

Original Source: http://www.drjefflamour.com/austin-news-events/best-bets-for-outdoor-summer-fun-in-austin/

Author Dr. LaMour

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