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  • Published on Mar 13, 2015

    Spring Break, It's Happening


    The first day of spring is officially March 20th, which is exactly one week away! Most kids and college students are about to start their spring break soon and there’s no better time to get out of the house and start exploring. If you live close to the Austin area or maybe you're just visiting, here are some ideas of things to do.


    One of the biggest events held in Austin, TX, is the South by Southwest (SXSW)  Music, Film, and Interactive Conference and Festival. This annual event is held in downtown Austin every year and was started in 1987. The event is a place where creative minds and the companies that they work for, come together and share their ideas. The first year the event began it only brought 700 registrants, last year over 85,000 people were registered. The event is not only a great place to network, but to also see some big names and emerging artists perform at the festival. Some of those big names performing this year are Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise, Atreyu, AWOLNATION, Wiz Khalifa and T-Pain just to name a few. The festival boasts the best mix of musical performances with over 2,200 regional, national, and international musical acts performing. The conference has over 100 stages showcasing bands from all types of genres. Music junkies will greatly appreciate the vast variety of artists this year.

    If you are planning on going to the event and driving your RV, just 5 minutes away from downtown Austin, is a great place called the Austin Lone Star. They provide 158 tree shaded RV spots with full hookups, cable TV and a pancake breakfast on the weekends! While you’re there you can enjoy a dip in their pool or play some billiards in the clubhouse. This would be the perfect place to camp out if you are going to the SXSW festival this year.

    Looking for an outdoor adventure in the area? Here are a few places you should check out:

    Inner Space Cavern

    The Inner Space Cavern has been hidden away for over 10,000 years! It’s one of the best preserved caves in Texas and was discovered in 1963 when the Texas Highway department began drilling samples to make sure that the location of the ground was sturdy enough to support an overpass for I-35. As they were drilling their drill bit fell through the roof. This area is now known as the discovery room. There were at least 44 different species of animal fossils found in the cave and 11 of those species are extinct today. This place has something for all ages, but if you aren’t interested in taking a tour of the cave they have a playground, a mining area, a gift shop and displays of fossils that were discovered in the cave.  The Inner Space Cavern is located at 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Rd. in Georgetown, TX 78626.

    McKinney Falls State Park        

    Come visit “Old Baldy”, an over 500 year old cypress tree that stands at 103 feet tall. The 641 acre state park has a lot to offer including hiking, mountain biking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing, wildlife observation and camping. Some points of interests are the cascading waterfalls that flow over limestone formations and into quiet pools. If you want to go for a dip, they have swimming (depending on the conditions) at Onion Creek which flows 1.7 miles through the park. Some of the wildlife you may observe in this park include: white-tail deer, rock squirrels, armadillos and many bird species. Feel free to enjoy more than 7 miles of trails with the most beautiful views. Their premium campsites come with water and electric (50 amp) hookups. This is only one, of the many state parks in the area. I suggest checking out the Texas Park and Wildlife website to see what the other parks have to offer!

    These are just a few ideas of things to do in Austin. Of course there are hundreds of more sights to see and events that go on during the spring time. If you’re passing through and are in need of a service or repair, stop by RV Outlet Mall’s service and repair department. We’ll get you back on the road in no time!

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