With a staggering variety of things to do for all ages, an abundance of great hotels, and a large number of excellent rental venues, Austin, Texas is an excellent location for a family reunion. This capital city has numerous parks and a variety of attractions suitable for the whole family.
Family Reunion Venues in Austin
Austins location in the beautiful Texas Hill Country provides the perfect setting for parks. A very green city, Austin Parks and Recreation operate 251 parks, 40 greenbelts, and 15 preserves. A number of ideal Austin reunion areas are located within these parks. A favorite of families, the 351 acre Zilker Metropolitan Park offers six large sheltered picnic areas for group rental. Most of these pavilions have electricity and barbeque facilities and are perfect for a smaller family reunion. All members of the family will enjoy the parks many attractions such as the Zephyr Miniature Train, the multi-age playscape, hiking and biking trails, and canoe and kayak rentals on Town Lake.
Zilker Metropolitan Park is also home to The Zilker Botanical Gardens which feature a variety of gardens such as the rose garden and Taniguchi Japanese Garden. Larger groups of up to 100 can choose to hold their reunion in one of the gardens or in the Garden Center building which holds up to 150 people.
Another excellent choice for Austin reunion areas is the Mayfield Cottage and Gardens. This historic property, also operated by Austin Parks and Recreation, can be rented for small to medium sized family reunions. The entire family will enjoy the colorful gardens and flashy peacocks.
Austin, Texas Attractions
While in Austin, families will want to visit the historic University of Texas Campus and its legendary Main Building, better known as The Tower. Organized campus tours are available which include going to the top of the 307 foot tall tower or groups can choose to tour the campus on their own. All ages will enjoy seeing the one and a half million bats emerge at dusk from the Congress Avenue Bridge. Family members can learn why the citys slogan is Keep Austin Weird by visiting 6th Avenue for some entertaining people watching.
Austin Reunion Hotels
Austin is home to a wide variety of excellent hotels. Austin reunion hotels from classic historic luxury to trendy boutique hotels in addition to many familiar family friendly brands. There are hotels to suit all budgets and tastes and Austin reunion hotels are located downtown and in the suburbs.