Things to Do in Cedar Park
Cheer on a professional sports game, hop aboard a vintage train, or make a splash. These are just a few of the things to do in Cedar Park, Texas - a friendly and growing city just North of Austin and nestled among the Texas Hill Country. Cedar Park’s attractions, shopping and dining will fill your days with plenty of fun. Plan your trip to Cedar Park by checking out our list of can’t-miss things to see and do.
Cheer on The Home Team
Cedar Park is home to two professional minor league sports teams. The Austin Spurs basketball team and the Texas Stars hockey team play their home games at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, the city’s premier sports and entertainment arena. Both teams are affiliated with the top-flight teams that share their names: the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Stars. Regular season games for both teams start in October and end in April, so if you happen to be in Cedar Park during this time, then it’s well worth a visit. If you’re not, don’t worry. The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park also hosts numerous concerts throughout the year, so you can always catch a show regardless of the time of year.
You’re gliding dozens of feet above a lush oak forest with the gloriously blue water and jagged limestone cliffs of Lake Travis in view. Does it get any better than this? If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker, check out the zip line tour at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. During the three-hour tour, you’ll soar on five zip lines and traverse challenging hiking trails. The tour’s main attraction is a zip line placed on a 20-story-tall cliff that runs about 2,800 feet, making it the longest zip line in Texas. Lake Travis Zip Line Adventures season operates March 1 through December 2.
Make a Splash
Splash in to the Splash Shack for year round fun out of the sun. The Splash Shack is an indoor, micro-waterpark designed for the young and young at heart to slide, spray and play all day. The-first-of-its-kind waterpark houses an 8,000 square foot, 30-foot-tall interactive water play structure with 6 large slides, 2 small slides, tipping buckets and a splash pad. Plus, with a temperature set to 82 degrees, it feels like summer even in the middle of winter. So leave the sunscreen behind and soak up the summer vibes all year long at this indoor water park.
Shop 'Til You Drop
There’s nothing better than getting in some retail therapy and Cedar Park has some great places to get your shopping done. Cedar Park has two major shopping centers; The Parke and 1890 Ranch that have big-name department stores, restaurants, salons, fitness centers and more. If you’re looking to shop for a local and unique item that you can’t find anywhere else, Cedar Park also has many boutique and specialty shops dotted throughout the city. If that isn’t enough shopping for you, we’re just three miles away from Lakeline Mall, Lakeline Plaza & H Mart. With so many options, shopping in Cedar Park should definitely be on the itinerary when you visit.
Ride The Rails
Is there anything more delightful than touring the countryside in a vintage train? Hop aboard the Austin Steam Train Association’s round-trip train tours through the Hill Country to the historic towns of Burnet or Bertram. They also hold annual events such as such as, A Day Out with Thomas, which offers children and their families the unique opportunity to ride with Thomas the Tank Engine or The North Pole Flyer, which is a holiday treat for the whole family.
The Austin Steam Train Association also has special themed train rides like the Super Hero Flyer, the Princess Flyer, brunch trains and much more. Family-friendly fun and a one-of-a-kind adventure make this train tour in Cedar Park a must-do. All aboard!
Cedar Park, TX 78613