Things to Do

5 Highly Recommended Things To Do in Highland Lakes

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The Highland Lakes is a chain of some of the best lakes in Texas — Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake. Beautiful scenery,  clear water, good fishing, restaurants, party coves, resorts, golf courses, and more await visitors in this watery oasis. Take the following activities for example.

1. Escape the mundane of everyday life in Highland Lakes…literally.

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Photo: escapehaus.com

“Escape Haus is a live-action Escape the Room Game located in New Braunfels, Texas. You and your friends, or some awesome strangers, will be placed in a room and given 60 minutes to find the clues and solve the puzzles that will allow you to escape. To accomplish this, you will need to use observation, communication, and critical thinking skills. When the countdown starts, you will find yourself transported to a place where your inner Sherlock can awaken,” according to their website.

2. Go spelunking at Longhorn Caverns.

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Photo: deartexas.com

Longhorn Cavern was established in 1932 and has been providing residents and visitors of the Texas Hill Country a spectacular underground and above ground experience.  To learn more about the Longhorn Cavern State Park and tours visit their website.

3. Attend the Bluebonnet Festival.

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Photo: everfest.com

During the second weekend in April, the Bluebonnet Festival brings over 30,000 people annually to Burnet, Texas. Each year, new activities are added to keep the festival exciting for first-time visitors as well as returning festival fans. Learn more about the festival at bluebonnetfestival.org.

4. Ride the Rails.

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Photo: austinsteamtrain.org

“This 66 mile round trip excursion journeys through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. Relax and enjoy our historic cars as the train returns to Cedar Park in the afternoon. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 6 hours round trip with a 2 hour layover,” as stated by the website.

5. Visit Sweet Berry Farm.

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Photo: sweetberryfarm.com

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