Located along famous Barton Springs Road, the Shady Grove provides tourists with a great place to have a meal. Guests are welcome to bring dogs or a lawn chair for the nights with live music. The chicken fried steak is a popular option that pairs well with sides such as green chile rice or jalepeno lime coleslaw. After eating, walk down the Lady Bird Lake trail to the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue to pay tribute to one of Austin’s most beloved musicians.

TIP: Open Sun-Thur 11am-10pm, and Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. 
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These immaculately kept gardens feature a variety of native and non-native plants. Stroll through the gardens either on a date or with your family. This peaceful setting is kid friendly and there is even a garden with several dinosaur statues. Young children will be delighted by the Woodland Faerie Trail which has faerie homes designed by local artists.

TIP: Children are welcome to dress up for a day at the Woodland Faerie Trail. Open Fri-Wed 9am-6pm (last entry 5:30) and Thurs 9am-8pm (last entry 7:30).


Popular with kids and adults alike, this unique mini golf course features colorful loops, dinosaurs, windmills, and Peter Pan himself. The course is BYOB and there are picnic tables available for groups.

TIP: Open Mon-Thur 9am-12am, Fri-Sat 9am-1am, Sun 9am-12am. 


All located within 5000 ft of 1624 Barton Springs Rd.