Austin adventures: Things to do in Cedar Park and North Austin

Sunset view of Lake Travis with lots of things to do in Cedar Park

Although Cedar Park is often seen as a suburb of Austin, this thriving city north of downtown has a personality all its own. This area offers a family atmosphere and great schools. The Leander Independent School District is routinely ranked among the best in the state. In addition, Cedar Park and North Austin also offer some amazing attractions.

Our communities in Cedar Park are just minutes from the area’s best restaurants, museums, parks, trails and more. While you’re in town, be sure to check out some of our favorite things to do in Cedar Park and North Austin.

Man zip lining near Lake Travis as one of the things to do in Cedar Park

Jump into Lake Travis

The closest of several Hill Country lakes in the North Austin area, Lake Travis is your go-to destination to cool off on a hot summer day. Parks all around the lakeshore include places to go for a swim, launch a boat or take a canoe or kayak trip. Lake Travis is known for great fishing, too, with abundant bass, catfish and many other game fish in its waters. The lake is also home to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. Here, you have the opportunity to zoom over the water on the longest zipline in Texas.

Close-up view of steam train wheels

Ride the Austin steam trains

Thrilling visitors of all ages for many years, the Hill Country Flyer and Bertram Flyer are two vintage trains that tour the Hill Country and historic sites all over the Austin area. The Austin Steam Train Association holds special events throughout the year, including autumn rides on the Pumpkin Express and Thomas the Tank Engine rides for youngsters.

Concert at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park

See a game or concert at the H-E-B Center

This venue is home of two local favorite teams—the Texas Stars (hockey) and the Austin Spurs (basketball). The H-E-B Center in Cedar Park is also a legendary music venue that hosts concerts and other events.

silhouette of grass on night sky background

Visit the Texas Museum of Science and Technology

The Texas Museum of Science and Technology (TXMOST) has gained a reputation as one of the best Austin-area museums. It’s home to central Texas’ first planetarium and a seemingly endless lineup of ever-changing exhibits.

Bridge at Brushy Creek Trail in Cedar Park, Texas

Explore the Brushy Creek Trail

Stretching over nearly 7 miles in Cedar Park, the Brushy Creek Trail’s beautiful landscape is perfect for hiking, biking, jogging, dog-walking and sightseeing. The trail links six of the area’s best parks together. This combines everything from picnicking and disc golf to kayaking and rock climbing. Also, the Brushy Creek Trail practically goes through the back yards of several of our communities! It’s one of the reasons why Cedar Park is such a great place for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Sculpture at Cedar Park Sculpture Garden

Tour the Sculpture Garden

The Cedar Park Sculpture Garden is located right on Main Street. The stunning collection of sculptures and statues changes frequently throughout the year. The garden often features work by local Texas artists. All of the work are free to look at and admire, and some of which may be for sale!

Close-up of grapes growing at winery

Head out on the Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail

Showcasing several top notch local wineries, the Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail is a great way to explore Cedar Park. You’ll also experience the nearby back roads of the Texas Hill Country. Learn about the history of the local wineries, tour the vineyards, and of course sample some of the finest wines the Hill Country has to offer!

Here at MileStone, we’re committed to helping you find your dream home in Cedar Park and North Austin, as well as other Austin communities. Contact us today to learn more about life in the greater Austin area!

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