Austin February 14, 2019
7 Amazing Natural Wonders Hiding In Plain Sight Around Austin — No Hiking Required
You don’t have to break a sweat in order to soak up Austin’s beauty. Stunning nature preserves, breathtaking caverns, and shimmering lakes are hiding in plain sight. Visit these seven astonishing natural wonders in Austin — no hiking required.
1. Krause Springs
Take a breezy trip to Spicewood and enjoy the serene beauty of Krause Springs. In the warmer months, this place is the perfect swimming hole. You'll love pitching your tent under the magnificent trees. Krause Springs is located at 424 Co Rd 404.
2. Lady Bird Lake
You don't have to go far to see Lady Bird Lake's magnificent waters. This wonderful landmark is visible from nearly every angle of the city. Whether you're here to gape at the shimmering sight or kayak along the shore, Lady Bird Lake is certain to dazzle you.
3. Barton Springs
When people mention Austin, they undoubtedly bring up Barton Springs Pool. This natural swimming hole is always glimmering and gorgeous.
4. Congress Avenue Bats
From March to October, millions of Mexican Free-tailed bats make their majestic flight from under the South Congress Bridge. As they flap into the sunset, the tiny mammals form a "cloud." Austinites love waiting by the edge of the lake in order to see them.
5. Deep Eddy Pool
There's no shortage of spring-fed pools in Austin. If you haven't visited Deep Eddy, then you're missing out. This lovely oasis is a bit warmer than Barton Springs, and it's especially popular in the summertime. Deep Eddy Pool is located at 401 Deep Eddy Drive.
Want to learn more? Check out our feature article
6. Spring Lake
Head down to San Marcos, Texas and enjoy the breathtaking views from Spring Lake. At the Meadows Center, you can embark on an enchanting glass-bottom boat tour. Your friendly guide will tell you all about the different wildlife in the area, and you'll get to see the fish up close! You can pick up tickets at 201 San Marcos Springs Drive.
This outing will definitely bring out the adventurer in you. To learn more, read our feature article
7. Natural Bridge Caverns
After leaving the Meadows Center, keep driving south to San Antonio and visit Natural Bridge Caverns. Plunge to the depths of the largest commercial cave in Texas. The whimsical shadows and gorgeous limestone will blow you away. Natural Bridge Caverns is located at 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd.
What’s your favorite natural wonder in Austin?