, 2023-04-05 12:00:00,
Did you know that Round Rock is named after an actual round rock that settlers used to cross Brushy Creek in the 1850s, and you can still visit it today? If you didn’t, there are probably a few other surprises just waiting to be discovered on your next trip to Round Rock.
Only 15 miles north of Austin, the Sports Capital of Texas is home to one-of-a-kind attractions like America’s largest indoor waterpark and unique treats like an Instagram-worthy 14-inch-wide doughnut. On top of all that, it boasts spectacular shopping and dining and a calendar packed with must-attend events.
Here are just a few ideas for your next getaway:
Any time is a good time to visit, with Round Rock Market Days happening the first Saturday of each month and Music on Main Street occurring each Wednesday during the spring and fall.
From March 31-April 2, 2023, see stunning sugar creations from some of the world’s most talented bakers at That Takes The Cake. In April, travel back in time for Williamson Museum Pioneer Days and then celebrate the Juneteenth Festival before the July 4th Frontier Days Celebration.
Chalk Walk Arts Festival takes over in October and then it’s time for Dia de los Muertos and the annual Rockin’ Around The Holidays Bazaar, both in early November. Raise a glass to Beaujolais Nights on the third Thursday of November before it’s time for the Holiday Model Train Exhibit and Light Up The Lake in December.
Round Rock earned its Sports Capital of Texas title because of the world-class facilities located throughout the city, including Dell Diamond stadium where the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, play. Delicious dining, activities like a rock wall and a bungee trampoline, and family photo opps also await at Dell Diamond.
There are more than 2,270 acres of parks and open spaces for visitors to enjoy here. A variety of outdoor activities can be enjoyed at Old Settlers Park, the crown jewel of Round Rock’s park system. The 640-acre park features seven playgrounds, disc golf, cricket, 20 baseball fields, a five-field softball complex, soccer facilities, fishing at Bright Lake, football fields, 40 picnic areas, a remote-control airplane area, and much more.
Speciality parks include the Play For All Abilities Park and Dog Depot Dog Park. Hit Brushy Creek Trail for 20 miles of terrain to bike, run, or leisurely walk. And of course you’ll want to view theRound Rock at Chisholm Trail…
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