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Best Outdoor Activities in Austin

As our staff and residents look forward to next spring, we thought now would be a great time to share some of our favorite outdoor activities available within minutes of our luxury apartments. South Austin is an ideal place to spend time outdoors, with multiple greenbelts, campgrounds, and walking trails just minutes away. When you need time to relax, blow off steam, or grab some sunshine, there’s plenty to do near home. These outdoor activities are just the beginning; we’re sure you’ll discover many more favorites while living at our luxury apartments in Austin.

Grab a Kayak for an Hour on Town Lake

If you’ve never kayaked in Austin before, we highly recommend that you soak in the views of Downtown from Town Lake. Whether you’re new to Austin or a city native, few things will make you feel more like an Austinite than kayaking or paddleboarding on Town Lake. Plus, with the downtown skyscrapers rising above you, you’ll find the perfect backdrop for a photo on the lake (just hold on tight to your phone!). You can rent a paddleboard or kayak for $10-15 an hour at the rental stand behind the Hyatt hotel on the south side of the river.

Bike or Jog the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk

While some of our luxury apartments in Austin feature amazing Downtown views, nothing beats the downtown views you get when you visit the Lady Bird Lake boardwalk. Whether you plan on actually exercising or you just want to snap some pics, you’re sure to enjoy your experience at the boardwalk. This spot doubles as the perfect place to take your dog for a scenic walk by your side.

Take a Rock Climbing Class in the Greenbelt

You don’t have to go way out to Enchanted Rock to experience outdoor rock climbing. You also don’t have to be an experienced rock climber to enjoy climbing or bouldering in Austin. Rock-About offers rock climbing classes right on the Greenbelt, a few miles down from the Spyglass entrance.

Camp In McKinney Falls State Park

Camping for a weekend at McKinney Falls can provide the perfect natural getaway that will make you feel like the worries of daily life are miles away. While there, you can hike some of Austin’s most beautiful trails and grab a photo by the iconic Falls. What could be more Austin than that?

That’s it for our top outdoor recommendations! If you want to shop our luxury apartments in South Austin and other RPM communities across the US, check out our Communities page.