Here are some of UP Realty's favorite things to do in August.
7/8/16-8/13/16 Zilker Summer Musical Zilker Hillside Theatre Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of "Shrek The Musical" Thursdays through SUndays beginning around 8:15 p.m. www.zilker.org
8/3/16 Blues on the Green Zilker Park Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly from May to August, Austin's largest free concert series will welcome groovy performances by local up-and-comers Sweet Spirit and The Suffers. www.kgsr.com
8/6/16 Lake Travis Hot Air Balloon Flyover Mansfield Dam Park, Lake Travis Watch dozens of picturesque hot air
Summer is still here and one of UP Realty's favorite things to do is golf!
Here are some MUST PLAY gold courses in Texas.
Barton Creek - Fazio Canyons (bartoncreek.com, 512-329-4653, $150-$250) Change is coming to Golf Magazine's top-ranked public course in Texas. This Tom Fazio design, which debuted in 2000, will be closed for three months this summer for renovation work (all greens are being rebuilt). What won't be changed is the downhill par-5 18th hole, one of the state's top finishers, where water comes into play twice. The course, located a short shuttle ride from Barton Creek Resort & Spa, is open only to resort guests.
Pine Dunes (pinedunes.com, 903-876-4336, $49-$79) Never heard of this course? You're not
Winter is for working hard, summer is for playing hard. Here are the top 10 vacation destinations across the world.
10. The Bahamas
While there is a risk of getting rained on during hurricane season, June generally sees mild weather, fewer crowds and significantly lower prices. While some resorts in the Out Islands close through November, New Providence and Paradise Island remain open year-round.
Best for: Families looking for a taste of laid-back island living.
Also offseason in the summer, Miami continues to draw visitors, especially Europeans and South Americans escaping winter. To keep cool in the blazing heat, you need only take a dip in the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay … or an infinity pool.
Austin has to be one of the most fun places to live! And yes, the summers are hot, but there are lots of great ways to beat the heat. Below is a list of some of our favorite places to go - both in and out of doors :) Enjoy! Discover Dinosaur Tracks in Leander
Check out the actual dinosaur tracks along a riverbed in Leander! A short hike off the road can bring you to some pretty clear tracks - not roped off or anything - just lying there smack in the middle of a creek bed! There is one set of fossilized dinosaur footprints on the downstream side of the bridge, and another on the opposite side of the creek.
Swim in Austin's natural springs and pools
Austin has a number of natural pools that…