LEISURE AND RECREATION
the many landmarks
and historical buildings in the area. By
night the area is transformed, becoming
a glittering strip of bars and live music
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Spend a day on Lake Travis in luxury
with a group of friends. The Flagship
Texas is a private luxury charter catering
to larger groups. Corporate events,
weddings, elegant dinners and dances,
birthdays, and retirement dinners are
just a sample of the events you can
book on The Flagship Texas.
A short daytrip away, this quaint German
colony town seems almost like a fairy tale.
Antique shops abound, as do the historic
buildings, boutiques, and German
restaurants. Take the time to check out the
cute peach and fruit stands, vineyards and
orchards that dot Hwy 290.
Hamilton Pool Road
FM 3238 off Hwy. 71
Open 9a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thousands of years in the making, this
uniquely beautiful grotto and its
swimming hole have access limited to
the 100 cars that fit in its parking lot.
Swimmers should call ahead to check
Hot Air Ballooning
Central Texas Ballooning Association
Up, up and away, in your beautiful
balloon! The Central Texas Ballooning
Association keeps an up-to-date list of
members with commercial hot air
balloon certificates ready, willing, and
able to take you soaring aloft.
Inner Space Cavern
I- 35, Exit 259
Beauty is more than surface deep, and
nowhere could that be truer than
Georgetown’s Inner Space Cavern. This
living cavern is estimated to be over
100 million years old and continues to
grow and develop.
Just For Fun
Emerald Point Marina
5973 Hiline Rd.
Since 1987, Austinites have logged more
than one-half million boating hours on
Central Texas lakes thanks to Just For Fun,
the watercraft rental company. Fun in the
sun and enjoying the lake lifestyle may be
yours for a few hours or a getaway
weekend on one of the rental boats offered
by Just For Fun. From late model
Waverunners, ski boats, pontoon boats
and even party barges for up to 70 people,
Just For Fun has been helping to keep things
cool in the summertime. Just For Fun also
specializes in weekend houseboat rentals
from their original location at Emerald Point
Marina, and features the largest selection of
luxury houseboats on Lake Travis. Most Just
For Fun houseboats come equipped with
waterslides, hot tubs and queen sized
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
4801 LaCrosse Ave.
A veritable garden of delights, this native
plant botanical garden features beautiful
terraces, arbors, courtyards and meadows.
Enjoy the observation tower, visitor’s
gallery, café, gift store and nature trails.
Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake, aka Town Lake, offers
Austinites a number of ways to get out and
enjoy Mother Nature right in the heart of
downtown-by canoeing, kayaking the
waterway or biking, running or walking
around the path.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
1755 S. Quinlan Park Rd.
Need a little pampering? Look no further
than Lake Austin Spa Resort, where you
can find the rest and relaxation you seek.
In addition to their variety of spa services,
Lake Austin Spa Resort also offers
programs on many different topics,
including health, gardening, cooking
classes, and nutrition.
Lake Travis and Lakeway Marina
103A Lakeway Dr.
The largest and longest lake in the
Highland Lakes chain, Lake Travis is
popular with boating and fishing
enthusiasts. Of special note is Lakeway
Marina, one of the larger marinas on
the lake, which offers permanent or
daily slips, and has a full service repair
facility. Don’t own a boat but want to
enjoy a day on the lake? They also offer
boat and wave-runner rentals, fishing
guides and sunset cruises, as well as
private charter boats for entertaining,
corporate outings, and other events.
LBJ Yacht Club & Marina
200 S. Wirtz Dam Road
(Located off FM 2147 next to
Making that getaway to the lake that
much easier, the LBJ Yacht Club and
Marina on the Highland Lakes is only
40 minutes away from Austin proper
and a world away from your everyday
routine. Located next to the famous
Horseshoe Bay Resort and only five
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