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3 Rainy Day Activities in Austin for Adventurous Souls

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We all love cuddling up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a rainy Saturday morning, but after multiple stormy weekends, those of us with active souls tend to get restless. Check out these three ideas for indoor adventures in Austin.

1. Indoor Skydiving

iFly Austin

Photo: Facebook/iFLY Austin

Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel, according to iFLY Indoor Skydiving Austin. “When you come to iFLY get ready to be blown away – literally,” the website says. “It’s thrilling. It’s amazing. Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you FLYING in the air. Super fun, super safe and super cool!” 

After visitors check in and sign a waiver, they can watch people flying from the flight deck viewing area. Everyone attends flight training where a certified flight instructor teaches proper body positioning for flying and explains hand signals the instructors will use while you’re in the air. “After flight training your instructor will take you to the gear up counter where you will receive your helmet, flight suit and goggles,” the website says. “our instructor will lead you to the flight chamber and will be with you during the entire flight experience, helping you enter the flight chamber (just lean in) and spotting you the entire time, to help you fly like a superhero.” Post flight, everybody gets a certificate, and pictures and videos from your flight are available for purchase. Flight package prices vary and start at about $70.

2. Escape Games

Escape Game Austin
Photo: Facebook/The Escape Game Austin

Escape rooms are like interactive puzzles for people who don’t want to sit still. You’ll be addicted after you experience the feeling of solving your first clue and getting a step closer to unlocking the mystery, and the door. It’s also a great activity for couples, families, work groups, friends or people trying to get to know each other better. The Escape Game Austin has four rooms/scenarios to choose from. Each is designed for two to eight players. The rooms include “Gold Rush,” The Heist,” “Prison Break,” and “Classified.” 

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