As much as we love being at the heart of the action, sometimes it's nice to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin. But that's one of the great things about living here — immaculate green spaces are just outside our city limits (not to mention the amazing parks and waterways we have within the city.
These pristine areas will have you feeling like you've gone on vacation — only you'll be just an hour from home. They're perfect for day trips, weekend getaways, or even just a Saturday morning walking the dog. Whatever your reason for venturing into the gorgeous natural spaces around Austin is, you'll know that it never gets old. Check these 7 amazing spots off your list and find yourself frequenting your favorites!