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Holly Jolly Hunt - Round Rock, TX

Holly Jolly Hunt - Round Rock, TX
Duration:
2 hours
From:
USD 20.00
Holly Jolly Hunt is a holiday scavenger hunt done on your smartphone, that brings your entire family and friends together for holiday cheer. During the adventure you'll be seeking out all the traditional, and even the non-traditional holiday items we all see this time of year. You'll use the app to get points for each item you find. The goal is to capture as many items as you can in order to score as many points as you can. Along the way you'll be asked to perform silly holiday themed tasks meant to bring laughter and smiles to everyone involved. Come play with us. Young or old, this is a scavenger hunt for everyone that enjoys this time of year. Holly Jolly Hunt is back for 2018 and we promise you will create holiday memories that you will not forget!

Zombie Scavengers Game - Austin, TX

Zombie Scavengers Game - Austin, TX
Duration:
1 hour
From:
USD 20.00
CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?<br>Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.<br>With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive. Using your smartphone, your team will be tasked with scavenging the city for food, supplies, weapons, and shelter. The more things you find, the more points you get and more likely you are to survive. Along the way, you will be asked to do a challenge or answer a trivia question in order to be rewarded virtual weapons to ward off the zombies. The area is crawling with relentless zombies, and rival colonies are moving in. If you get too relaxed, rival colonies will take what you worked hard to find. The goal is to find all of the items in hopes that you will survive the zombie apocalypse.

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Things to do in Austin if you have a Austin Bergstrom Airport Layover or Extended Austin Bergstrom Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Austin Bergstrom Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Austin.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Take in some music


AUS Airport is a great place to pass time on a layover. Past security, for the exclusive benefit of passengers, Austin Bergstrom Airport has 5 live music stages with more than 20 performances scheduled every week. If you find tourself here between a week 11:00-17:30, Monday-Friday, there is probably a concert going on.


Venues:


  • Earl Campbell's Sports Bar, Gate 13, 15:30 to 17:30, Monday - Friday 
  • Waterloo Records / Austin City Limits, Gate 13, 13:00 to 15:00, Friday 
  • The Saxon Pub and Grub, Gate 5, 15:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday 
  • Annie's Cafe & Bar, Gate 18, 13:00 to 15:00, Monday - Friday 
  • Ruta Maya, Gate 18, 11:00 to 13:00, Thursday and Friday

 

The schedule is subject to change, so check for updates: Live Music Schedule

Go for a Bike Ride


While the westside of Austin is hilly, streets mildly slope towards the river in the centre of town. you will find bike lanes on some major streets. Biking is possible year-round, and best October to April (during May to September, the higher temperatures mean greater humidity, which some may find uncomfortable). 


Options for getting a bike to ride:


  • If you are travelling with a bike, you are all set!
  • If you see one of the yellow bikes from the Yellow Bike Project, feel free to ride it to your destination and leave it for the next person (bikes are not locked, and you ride at your own risk)
  • Rent a bike from a local bike shop
  • Rent an electric bike (great for those hills!) - reserve an electric bike
  • Take an electric bike tour - some options below

Visit Lady Bird Lake


Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) is a reservoir on the Colorado River in downtown Austin, and it is used for both flood control and recreation. The lake's shoreline is home to the Auditorium Shores park and the Austin Hike and Bike Trail. You can rent a canoe or kayak, or explore the area on foot or by bicycle.


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Get Your Fill at the Whole Foods Flagship Store


Austin is home of the original Whole Foods grocery store, and the world headquarters. The Whole Foods flagship store is located downtown (W. 6th St. and Lamar), and is a destination in and of itself. The "mothership" (as locals call it) boasts six mini-restaurants. Headquarters are upstairs.

Stroll the Capitol


The Texas State Capitol is beautiful, wrapped in Texas pink granite. Texans take pride in the fact that their State Capitol building is a full 14 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The Texas State Capitol is welcoming, and open to the public 7 days a week. It's interesting to stroll the halls, peek into the legislature chambers, and look at the paintings and sculptures. Best of all, it's free!


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Ride the Train


The Austin Steam Train Association, runs tours aboard the Hill Country Flyer steam train in and around Texas Hill Country. The train makes a short 1/2 hour jaunt, as well as a 50 kilometre (30 miles) circuit. But, alas, it's not a steam train at the moment... it is been out of commission, undergoing refurbishment. The train currently uses a borrowed diesel engine. Weekends, March through December.

See the Austin Bats!


Austin Bats. Yes, that's right, bats. Austin's Congress Avenue bridge is home to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats, the largest urban bat colony in the world. The bats are active at dusk, between March and November. The best place to see the bats is near the Austin American Statesman's parking lot. You can also take a boat tour, or a Segway tour, to see them from underneath the bridge.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Austin Bergstrom Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Austin Attractions

Crazy Dash Walking Adventure - Austin, TX

Crazy Dash Walking Adventure - Austin, TXDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Crazy Dash is a digital adventure walking tour that takes you around the city to do silly tasks and see the sights using just an app on your smartphone. These sites could range from monuments and historical markers to sculptures and other important landmarks of the city. <br>The objective of the Crazy Dash is to have a blast with your friends and family, explore the city, learn a little, answer questions about your checkpoints, and complete crazy challenges. <br>After getting introduced to a remote guide via text message, you'll set out to 10 checkpoints around the city. At each checkpoint, you'll answer a question. Along the way, be prepared to perform crazy tasks! You won't be alone. Your remote Guide will monitor your progress  throughout the Dash. They may even give you challenges!<br>

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Scavenger Hunt in Operation City Quest of Austin, TX

Scavenger Hunt in Operation City Quest of Austin, TXDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone along with a remote guide to seek out 150+ items including monuments, statues, and unique points of interest.  Challenges and trivia from your guide makes Operation City Quest fun for the whole family. . This downtown adventure game is played for two hours while walking about 2 miles.

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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Killeen, TX

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Killeen, TXDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone along with a remote guide to seek out 150+ items including monuments, statues, and unique points of interest.  Challenges and trivia from your guide makes Operation City Quest fun for the whole family. This downtown adventure game is played for two hours while walking about 2 miles.<br>

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Clue-Gathering Adventure Game - Austin, TX

Clue-Gathering Adventure Game - Austin, TXDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
3Quest Challenge is a digital adventure game that takes you around the city to complete 3 Quests using your smartphone. <br>You'll start out at a Home Base, then the game will lead you on 3 Quests around the city. Each Quest has 3 checkpoints. At each checkpoint, you'll answer a question to collect a clue, and then perform a challenge. For each question you answer correctly, you score a point! After you've completed the Quests, you'll come back to your Home Base to solve your final puzzle using the clues you've collected, and get even more points by solving the final puzzle correctly!<br>The objective is to have fun, score the most points, and correctly solve the final puzzle! You can form teams, race your friends, or just have an afternoon of fun with family and friends. Oh, and remember that you are not alone; you have a guide that is just a call or text away that can help throughout your adventure!<br>

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Wacky Adventure Walk Game - Austin, TX

Wacky Adventure Walk Game - Austin, TXDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Wacky Walks is a unique walking game. It is similar to a board game in which the power, or control shifts from one player to another, and instead of a board, you'll be navigating the city streets with your smartphone to play. <br>The objective of the game is to have fun, learn some facts about the city, be a little wacky, and enjoy the company of whoever you are playing with. Wacky Walks will start out by designating who will be the first King or Queen (kind of like a Team Captain), but don't worry, that could soon change. You'll then go out on checkpoints throughout the city. <br>At each checkpoint, the players will need to answer a question about the checkpoint and the players, or “pawns” as we call them will perform a task for the King or Queen. <br>Wacky Walks is done completely on foot and usually takes about two hours to complete. But don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote/virtual guide that will be available in case you get stuck.

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Self-Guided Austin Scavenger Hunt

Self-Guided Austin Scavenger HuntDuration:
2 to 3 hours
From:
USD 11.00
Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues. Unlike other city-wide excursions, this one unshackles racers from the tyranny of official start times and concrete dates. Players simply click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and begin the scavenger hunt whenever they've got a spare two hours. During the process, players will hear fun stories and insights about historical sites while discovering hidden gems along the way.

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Austin Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Austin Scavenger Hunt AdventureDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 15.00
Turn Austin into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three hour city walking tour. Guided from your smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges, while learning local history. <br>Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together in order to be included in the same adventure.

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Private Winery Experience

Private Winery ExperienceDuration:
1 to 4 hrs
From:
USD 17.50
Flat Creek Estate is a premier Texas Hill Country Winery &amp; Vineyard offering a wide range of wine and culinary experiences.  Plan your special occasion today by reserving for one of our unique experiences.  From behind the scenes tastings and tours to winemaking classes and team building activities, the possibilities are endless.  Minimum 8 Guests.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2021