Summer is just in the corner and school will shortly be out for summer vacation. Many Americans will be planning vacations and things to do with their families. If you're one of the millions facing a tight budget, do not despair, there are affordable things to do with your family this summer.
There are many things to do in Texas and around Austin. If you have kids that love history, then the Bob Bullock Texas State Museum is a good place to start. The museum explains Texas' history and has thousands of displays. It likewise has an IMAX theatre that shows 3-D and 2-D shows. They also host a variety of free Friday night concerts. The museum is located downtown at 1800 North Congress Avenue.
The Austin Children's Museum is geared towards younger kids, and offers many hands on plans for the kids to enjoy. This museum is also located downtown at 201 Colorado Street.
Just a few miles south in New Braunfels, is the McKenna Children's Museum. This museum, too, is a hands on learning museum. Kids can feel, touch and taste more of the exhibits. They can learn about science, medicine and much more. It is perfect for those kids who love to understand how things work.
For Austinites, a day in the park means a day at Zilker Park! The home of Barton Springs Pool, a spring fed pool that stays at a cool 68 degrees year round. There are many fun things for the whole family to do at Zilker Park. The park offers a free summer concert series that show cases local and other bands. The concerts are free and make a wonderful cheap night out, whether you're a teenager or an adult.
If your family wants a bit more adventure than what Austin has to offer, you can get a short drive to San Antonio and visit Fiesta Texas and Sea World. Sea World has a deal where you can purchase a year pass for the cost of a one day ticket. It is only one of the ways they're trying make vacation a little easier for Americans this year.
Fiesta Texas also has promotions for visitors. You can discount coupons at several places, and on Coke cans.
Schlitterbahn is only a few miles away in New Braunfels, and is a most popular hot spot for Texans. Take the entire family and spend the day sliding and tubing in America's largest water park. You can find discount tickets, like Fiesta Texas and Sea World.
The marvelous thing about living in Austin is that there are several things to be done and see, just take the time and look.