Everyone craves balance in their lives. It feels good to work hard, have fun, and have enough downtime to rest and recharge. At our apartments in Southwest Austin, we offer you all of that in a safe, gated community on lush, landscaped grounds. Our luxury apartments are spacious enough to entertain all of your friends, family, and neighbors, and our amazing location is just a quick commute to an endless amount of options for fun.
Take your family out on some fun adventures, make everlasting memories, then come home to your relaxing sanctuary at the Barton Creek Villas. Here are just a few options for your family’s next outing. There’s so much to see and explore, your kids and grandkids will have happy memories for a lifetime.
Just a short 7-mile drive from our apartments in Southwest Austin is the Austin Zoo featuring fun exhibits, wild animals galore, a petting zoo, and event areas for parties and special events. Kids of all ages love exploring the zoo grounds, seeing animals like tigers, bears, and chimpanzees as well as more exotic animals like binturong, genets, and coatimundis. Your little ones can even learn a thing or two about native Texas wildlife which is found all around the zoo property. You can purchase tickets online and parking is free but be sure to check their website for seasonal hours.
Zilker Metropolitan Park
What better way to spend a relaxing afternoon with the family than at “Austin’s most-loved park”? The Zilker Metropolitan Park was built for families, adventurers, and fitness enthusiasts in mind. And if you just want to relax with a book, that’s okay too! The massive 351-acre park offers endless options for an entire day of family fun.
It’s impossible to be bored when Zilker has amenities like a disc golf course, 5 volleyball courts, a natural-spring swimming pool, rec center, Playscape for the kids, nature and science center, botanical gardens, and a theater. The amusement really just doesn’t stop at this metro park located just 8 miles east of Barton Creek Villas.
Be sure your family attends one of Zilker’s many yearly events like the Zilker Park Kite Festival, Blues on the Green, and the Trail of Lights to name a few. It’s no wonder this park has been a beloved part of the city since 1934.
Austin Nature and Science Center
Since you’ll be making a visit to Zilker Metropolitan Park, why not incorporate some learning into your fun? Located on the western edge of Zilker Park is the Austin Nature and Science Center (ANSC). The Austin Nature and Science Center boasts both indoor and outdoor activities that help kids understand the importance of the natural environment. And the best part? Admission is free!
You’ll find rotating hands-on educational exhibits, recreational activities, family events, and adventure programs at the ANSC and they also provide environmental science education programs to schools around Austin. Kids can play in the Dino Pit Fossil Dig while teens might enjoy the Naturalists Workshop. There are also peaceful walking trails, wildlife exhibits, and art installations around the ANSC property. Be sure to check their calendar for special events like Austin Nature Day, Fall Festival, or one of their many other family-friendly happenings.
Bowling has been a favorite pastime of families for generations, but at High 5 they offer a fun bowling experience and so much more. High 5 considers themselves Austin’s go-to destination for fun – and that spans across all ages. In addition to 28 bowling lanes, your family can find full-service restaurants, bars, arcades, virtual reality, laser tag, and karaoke.
The expansive 47,000-square-foot entertainment and fun center is the perfect place to celebrate birthdays of any age or any other special occasion that needs celebrating. High 5 offers packages for tiny tots all the way up to adults. Families will have a dedicated event coordinator to help with all of the details to ensure your birthday or special occasion goes off without a hitch.
You can even make bowling a regular family outing by joining one of High 5’s leagues. They offer a league for people of any skill set – from beginner to the more serious bowler in it for the big money!
If ‘fun’ is in the name, you know you’re going to have a great time. Young kids and teens will love spending the day at Epic Fun in Southwest Austin and it’s just a short drive from our apartments in Southwest Austin Hill Country. Epic Fun’s entire mission is to create a family-focused experience that is all about joy and laughter. As it says in their motto, they’re all about ‘Eat! Play! Fun!’
Your entire family will be tuckered out after a day of mini bowling, climbing on a ropes course and rock climbing wall, running around during laser tag, and hopping from game to game in the 4,000-square-foot arcade. And these aren’t even all of the fun activities they have to offer your family! If you have kids or grandkids over the age of 14, you can even try your hand at axe throwing in their ‘Epic Axes’ throwing area.
After your family has worked up a hefty appetite, head over to the Epic Fun cafe for a shareable appetizer, juicy burger, or a giant slice of pizza. Don’t forget to finish it off with a piece of their famous Hot Lava Cake! With all the endless fun and food options, Epic Fun is also another perfect option for a birthday celebration or other special event.
Endless Family Fun Near Our Apartments in Southwest Austin
When you’re at Barton Creek Villas, you’re just a stone’s throw away from endless laughs and joyful experiences with your family. No matter what your family is in to, you’re sure to find something for everyone near Barton Creek Villas. Come see why our apartments in Southwest Austin are a great place to raise a happy and healthy family.