Quality Inn & Suites Airport
2751 TX Hwy 71 East
Austin, TX 78617
Phone: (512) 385-1000
Fax: (512) 385-1060
2751 TX Hwy 71 East, Austin, TX, US, 78617
- Phone: (512) 385-1000
- Fax: (512) 385-1060
Located at a short distance from downtown Austin, this magnificent property is perfect for a day's picnic. Situated at Sherman Road, to the south of city, it also offers a rental space to hold your private or corporate event. A family-run business, Shady Springs Party Barn is surrounded by lush greenery, and proves as a perfect setting to host an intimate party or social gathering. Specializing in corporate picnics, the barn offers some amazing facilities, which mainly include use of the property and swimming pool. Delicious and wholesome food is also available at the barn, so you can be assured that your event is going to be a success.
Located on Nixon Lane in East Austin, the Huns Field is a football field. Home to the Huns Rugby Football Club, Hunsfield often hosts a number of matches and games throughout the year.
The McKinney Falls State Park, located in southeast Austin, at a short distance from the downtown area, is the ideal spot for a fun day out with family and friends. Whether you're into fitness and recreational sports, or just want to lounge about and have a leisurely day, this park is for you. This day park offers a number of activities such as hiking, biking, picnicking, as well as fishing and swimming in the Onion Creek. The park also has a 500 year old cypress tree that is worth a visit. The park visitor center can provide you with all the required information.
Four non-profit organizations sponsor the bingo games here, and all proceeds go for good causes: the Mexican-American Research Center, Huntington's Disease Association of Texas, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and Metropolitan Community Church of Austin. Four payout games are scheduled each day and players always have a chance to win the jackpot. A full volunteer staff, short order kitchen, spacious seating and computer access are all on the premises.
This is rock climbing perfected: no sun to burn your eyes or skin, and if you fall from fifteen feet up, you land on carpet foam. Austin Rock Gym is one of Austin's most modern indoor rock climbing facilities. Rent all the gear and get a day pass, call or check website for prices. Professional instruction classes are available for all ages and abilities. Also offered is a complete fitness area and gift shop, where you will find high quality fitness gear from Misty Mountain, Climb Tech and Sterling among others.
It seems odd that in a city the size of Austin, most of the tracks where people can walk, run laps, sprint, and/or perform crunches and push-ups are in high school gyms, which are usually locked behind high gates with barbed wire at the top. Thus, finding an exercise location of this nature is quite a discovery and should be lauded. One such place is the Lewis-Chen Family Field, the soccer stadium atop the hill in front of the St. Edward's University Main Building. There are benches and rings where you can do pull-ups and tri-dips, but the most notable aspect of the field is the breathtaking view of the downtown Austin skyline. Combine that with the endorphins and serotonin released with exercise, and that equals the perfect stress-reliever. -Freddie Obregon
This is not just a place where the Lady Longhorns wag their tail feathers! This $4.5 million softball complex has witnessed the Longhorns winning the regional softball championship. Located next to UT's Disch-Falk field, the complex hosts 11 home games (mostly double headers) during the season from February to April. It is advised that you purchase your tickets in advance.
The Gamblin Field at Texas School for the Deaf is the home to the Austin Outlaws, a Women's Football Team. The stadium is an athletic field that also hosts various sporting events like baseball, rugby, etc, and even fund-raising programs. In fact, it became famous after the shooting of popular TV series "Friday Night Lights" was held over here. Tickets for upcoming events can be booked in advance.
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center is the aquatics facility of the University of Texas at Austin with limited public access. Built in 1977, it was later named after alumnus Joe Jamail and his wife Lee, who are renowned benefactors. The main pool is nine feet (2.7 meters) deep and its state-of-the-art features make it one of the fastest pools in the country. It is available for recreation and educational classes in swimming and scuba-diving. This venue hosts an array of national sporting tournaments and championships.
The Waterloo Park in the heart of downtown is a beautiful 10.74 acre city park. A lovely and delightful space of green in the midst of concrete, it's like an oasis—lending it's sanctity to the people of the city. The Waller Creek runs through the middle of the park and there are trails for those who love hikes and treks. Besides serving the city people with serene calm from busy city life, the park also doubles as a site for concerts, festivals, and other special events throughout the year.
The Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail which circuits around the Lady Bird Lake in Austin, is the most popular spot for fitness enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The trail is 10.1 miles (16.3 kilometers) long and winds around the waters of the lake, providing one with panoramic views as it does so. The trail is quite easy, making it suitable for people of all ages and abilities, and pets are allowed on the trail as well. So walk alone, walk your dog, jog or cycle; this trail is suitable for it all.
This museum has grown into one of the most fabulous experiences for children in Austin. Find out about the development of children from birth to adolescence, climb a "time tower," and learn about everything from dinosaurs to computers. Special programs for children and their parents are regular parts of the museum's curriculum. Take tiny tots to the 2-and-under special explore time, or learn about multimedia with your teen. With excellent specialty programs and wonderful exhibits, this is a museum the whole family can enjoy.