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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

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Winter is for working hard, summer is for playing hard. Here are the top 10 vacation destinations across the world.  

10. The Bahamas

resort, palm trees, teal ocean, blue sky,

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.

9. Miami

downtown, walkway, Miami River, Florida

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.

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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.  Free.
Swim in Austin's natural springs and pools
Austin has a number of natural pools that…
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It's officially SUMMER!!

Time to pack up the kiddos and explore some of Austin's most popular events!  Here are some of UP Realty's favorites
for the month of July. Take a look...

Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up
Various Restaurants
Celebrate the cuisine of the Lone Star State. See website for a list of participating restaurants, which donate a portion of their week's proceeds to food banks across Texas.
www.gotexanrestaurantroundup.com

7/4/16
Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony
Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores)
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.
www.roadwayevents.com

7/4/16
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Hill Country Galleria

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Get wet! Central Texas' best natural swimming pools

Summer is here and it’s time to hit the water!! 
Central Texas has some of the best natural swimming pools around. All you need to do is get your iced cooler, SPF 50, and water floats  and head down to one of these local swimming holes and jump in! Here are the top 8 local natural pools to quench your swimming thirst all summer long, courtesy of Gracy Title and UP Realty Austin.

Barton Springs Natural Pool
2101 Barton Springs Rd, Austin | (512) 476-9044 | www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bartonsprings.htm

 

Cool, clear, and teeming with life, this 1,100 foot-long spring-fed pool is one of the largest non-chlorinated swimming pools in the country. The pool is on average 68 degrees year round. Limited

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Half the year has gone by! As we celebrate graduations and summer starts to heat up, it's time to start getting out and seeing what this great city has to offer! Every month there is something exciting going on and you can be part of the local scene just by getting out there and taking part in the festivities. Not sure what to do? Check out what's going on in Austin this June!  UP Realty loves to share our favorite spots...

6/2/16 - 6/5/16
X Games Austin
Circuit of The Americas
A festival that highlights the intersection of sports and lifestyle that exists in action sports, with more than 250 of the best action sports athletes competing for the most coveted medals in Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, Moto X and more.
www.xgames.espn.go.com

6/4/16
TX German Bier

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What's UP in MAY 2016

Is it May already? As the 2016 school year comes to a close and summer starts to heat up, it's time to start getting out and seeing what this great city has to offer. Every month there is something exciting going on and you can be part of the local scene just by getting out there and taking part in the festivities. Not sure what to do? Check out what's going on in Austin this May! 

Latino Music Month
Various Venues
The many Latino music genres are showcased during performances on the Plaza at Austin City Hall each Friday at noon. Other special events throughout the month are presented as well.  Here are some of our favorites...

5/4/16 - 5/8/16
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Various Locations
The festival showcases

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Just because SXSW has come and gone, doesn't mean the fun stops there.  April in Austin, TX brings a whole new month of fun events to our weird city that we love so much.  Here are some of our favorite events taking place in the upcoming weeks in April...

4/2/16 - 4/3/16
Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest
Austin Convention Center
The Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest is the largest expo of it’s kind in the Austin area. Whether you’re thinking about going gluten free or you’re a gluten free pro looking for new products and ideas, the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest has something for everyone.  With over 75 exhibitors, you’re sure to find tons of tasty food to sample that satisfy any appetite.  PLUS, your admission also gets you into any of the seminars and cooking

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March Madness!
Some of Austin's greatest events happen in the month of March including South By Southwest (SXSW).  We, at UP Realty, are happy to share some of our favorite March events!  

Are you a Race Car Fan?
Pirelli World Challenge 
Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6

From the standing start to the checkered flag, the Pirelli World Challenge comes on fierce and fast. Be there for the start of the 2016 season when race-prepped, production-based cars from Bentley, Cadillac, Ferrari, McLaren, Maserati, McLaren, Porsche, Audi and more hit the track at Circuit of The Americas. All classes (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB) will be racing as part of a series headliner event weekend.  
The 2016 Pirelli World Challenge offers fans the best sports car racing on

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What’s UP in February 2016?

2016 Has finally arrived and some of the greatest events and music festivals are right around the corner including the one and only South By South West (SXSW).  Here are some of our top picks for the month of February. 

FUMP Family Music Festival – February 6th
The FUMP Family Music Festival will celebrate its 13th year of providing fun family-friendly music, arts and crafts, games and more!
The festival serves as a fundraiser for FUMP, which provides affordable, top-notch preschool education for Austin families.
https://www.everfest.com/e/fump-family-music-festival-austin-tx 

Hot Rods and Hatters Festival & Car – February 6th, Lockhart, TX

Hot Rods and Hatters Festival & Car Show is an annually held event with a

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