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Best Austin hotel for kids in March

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Best Austin hotel for kids in March

We are going to be in Austin March 29 & 30th with our 2 sons, 2 and 8. Where would you recommend we stay? (We will have a car) Also, any recommendations on must-see or must-do activities? Thank you!

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1. Re: Best Austin hotel for kids in March

Are you coming to town for a special event or activity? If so, that may dictate where you stay. Otherwise, look for something downtown. Embassy Suites is typically good for families as it provides more space and separate sleeping areas.

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2. Re: Best Austin hotel for kids in March

We like the Embassy Suites on South Congress by Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake). Free parking, free snacks and drinks in the evening, and a great cooked to order breakfast which also includes cereals, pastries, etc which is included in the rate. Walking distance to a few places to eat, including Aussie's which is nothing special in the food department but has some sand volleyball courts that are always busy and the kids might like to see.

One kind of different thing to see if you will be around the University of Texas campus is the turtle pond. Fascinating to watch the turtles. Also have a look at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. At Zilker Park you could see the Austin Nature and Science Center and have a ride on the Zilker Zepher Miniature Train. Check out the bats flying out from under the Congress St. Bridge (just by the Embassy Suites) either from the bridge or a Capital Cruise. There are Duck Tours, and you can rent kayaks to see Lady Bird Lake. You can rent canoes at Zilker Park. Check the UT baseball team schedule to see if they will be playing while you are there or the Texas Rangers farm team, the Round Rock Express, which plays at the Dell Diamond north of Austin.

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3. Re: Best Austin hotel for kids in March

Are the bat around in late March?

Also - Austin's children's museum https://thinkeryaustin.org/

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4. Re: Best Austin hotel for kids in March

Octoboy--wasn't sure if late March would be a bit too early for the bats, but wanted to make the OP aware of the possibility so she could check on it if interested.

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Thank you for the suggestions!

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