Pack your bags, grab a pumpkin-flavored drink, and head to Round Rock, Texas: the ultimate destination for a fun-filled fall getaway. Centrally located and based within a three-hour drive from four of the nation’s largest cities, visitors are flocking to Round Rock for its unique balance of Texas charm and big-city attractions. Here are the top five activities that will make you “fall” in love with Round Rock this season.
Dive in America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions makes a huge splash in Round Rock. Featuring America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, Kalahari is an authentically African-themed resort and the only of its kind in Texas. When you pull up to the resort you will be greeted by life-size animal sculptures as if you were on a safari. After you pose for a photo-op, it’s time to explore the 223,000 square-foot waterpark. Zoom down all of the 30 waterslides, and splash around in the 20 pools and whirlpools, the wave simulator, and more. With an additional indoor adventure park, award-winning dining, a luxurious spa, and unique shopping options, a visit to Round Rock’s Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will make your fall one to remember.
Embark On a Fall Foliage Hike
Marvel at the beautiful fall foliage with a hike in Round Rock. Featuring over 20 miles of hike and bike trails, choose a route and take in the sights of the trees changing color. Locals recommend exploring Brushy Creek Regional Trail and heading to Brushy Creek Crossing. You will see the red and orange hues of the trees along the creek and can even spot the round rock that the City was named after.
Dine on Seasonal Favorites
From Texas barbecue to farm-to-fork dishes, the Round Rock dining scene is heating up and is sure to add some flavor to your fall getaway. Enjoy fall-inspired bites and pastries from a local Round Rock coffee shop, or comfort food favorites from some of the best restaurants in the City. Pair your meal with a seasonal brew from one of Round Rock’s many breweries. For dessert make sure to try a famous donut or apple fritter at Round Rock Donuts. Attracting travelers near and far since 1926, this beloved bakery features a 14-inch Texas-size donut that is perfect for the entire family to enjoy.
Shop for Fall Decor
When you are looking for the perfect fall-scented candle for your home or to get a head start on your holiday shopping, Round Rock’s shopping opportunities will not disappoint. The Round Rock Premium Outlets are a hotspot for shoppers, featuring 125 designer and name brand outlets to browse. You will also find Texas-inspired gifts and other locally crafted goods at the boutiques dotted throughout historic Downtown Round Rock. If you are planning on bringing your dog on your fall getaway and shopping adventure, many of Round Rock’s retail shops are certified dog-friendly spots so your furry friends can join in on the fun.
Play in the Sports Capital of Texas
Round Rock is known as the Sports Capital of Texas and with the variety of sports activities to enjoy, and world-class sporting facilities, it is easy to understand why. Boasting 37 parks and 2270 acres of land there is plenty of space for recreational play. Breathe in the fresh autumn air and pass around a football or play a round of horseshoes at Round Rock’s largest park, Old Settlers Park. Round Rock is also home to pristine golf courses that offer picturesque views of the fall trees if you are wanting to practice your swing. And if you missed the opportunity to watch a baseball game at the Dell Diamond, you can still get your baseball fix at Round Rock’s Home Run Dugout. This innovative batting cage experience is located in the center field at Dell Diamond and is a must-try activity that all skill levels will enjoy.
For more ideas on all there is to see and do in Round Rock, take a look at the top 10 adventures you don’t want to miss during your visit. Go Round Rock!