Spend a few days in one of the most livable towns in the U.S. Stroll the wide streets, sink a cold beer, and explore some of Texas’ prettiest state parks.
Round Rock is a fast-growing satellite city of Austin and is often named as one of the States’ most livable towns. It sounds cute and, well, it is cute. Round Rock is a classic small American town with a real community spirit and a staunch commitment to keeping things local.
Besides the iconic water tower presiding over things, the city has attractions galore. Kids will be all over the fun Rock’N River Water Park while the whole family can enjoy the 18 miles of great hiking and biking trails, which link together the parks and lakes that are spread out across the urban center. Old Settlers Park has plenty of open spaces for sports; head here to kick, throw, or bat a ball. Cheer on the local baseball team at Dell Diamond, a great family-friendly venue for a fun night out.
Other options for entertainment after dark include cantina bars, sports saloons, and live music venues. There’s little pretension here and you’ll be assured of a warm welcome, wherever you pull up a stool.
Round Rock has plenty of events going on year round, with family-friendly activities, parades, and even free summertime theater shows and concerts at the amphitheater at Centennial Plaza. For most of the year on Saturday there’s a weekly farmers market offering local produce, arts, and crafts. Shoppers are sure to enjoy the unique stores and independent brands that make up Round Rock’s retail experience. There is also outlet shopping for those bargain hunters in your party.
Think Round Rock has a lovely old-fashioned feel? You’d be right, but it’s nothing compared to the 10,000-year-old caves that can be found just north of the city. Visit the Inner Space Cavern and choose different levels of tours to explore easy-to-reach or harder-to-navigate spots along the ancient cave network.