Things To Do in Austin with a Baby
An outdoor-lover’s escape with plenty of kid-friendly things to do, Austin is a popular destination to call home or pop in for a family vacation. As the state capital of Texas, Austin has a little bit of everything, from museums to shopping villages with southern charm and mouth-watering food. If you plan to travel with your baby, planning ahead can make for a more enjoyable vacation.
It can help to plan activities and outings around your baby’s established routine if they have one, but as a parent, you know by now that plans can change quickly with a baby. Keep your options flexible and be ready to pivot if needed. Most importantly, enjoy the time with your baby and family, even in the moments when things might not be going exactly as you planned.
Here are some things to do with a baby in Austin, Texas, and ways to make traveling with a baby easier.
Your Guide for Things To Do in Austin with a Baby
Take a stroll around The Domain
The Domain offers a little bit of everything, from trendy boutiques and colorful art walls to modern housing and restaurants. With peaceful landscapes and spaces to sit back and just enjoy, The Domain is a fun and laid-back place to enjoy with your baby. As you stroll the sidewalks, you can window shop, people watch, or just enjoy the culture of Austin. The Domain has quickly become a hot spot for tourists and residents as it continues to grow with things to do.
While you can use a stroller at The Domain, it may be more enjoyable with a baby carrier for active parents. With a memory foam-lined seat for baby and built-in lumbar support for the wearer, the Tushbaby hip carrier is ideal for long days on the go. It straps high and tight above your natural waist to evenly distribute baby’s weight, and offers four carry positions to allow baby to interact with their surroundings.
Life with a baby is busy, and finding ways to relax is important for your health and well-being. Plants can naturally improve mood, reduce stress, and promote cleaner air. With over 279 acres of gardens, the Austin Wildflower Center is a relaxing escape for residents and visitors, with remarkable diversity and breathtaking beauty that can inspire creativity while showcasing the city of Austin’s wildflowers.
Hike around Lady Bird Lake
For active parents who love the outdoors, hiking can be a favorite activity, even with a baby. Nestled in the heart of Austin, Lady Bird Lake offers an urban path that hikers of all skill levels can trek with a baby. Take in views of the city's skyscrapers and the water’s edge as you and your baby enjoy in the cultural city of Austin.
Babywearing while hiking is one of the best ways to keep your baby safe and close while staying comfortable and mobile. For relaxing paths such as Lady Bird Lake, the Tushbaby is one of the best baby carriers for hiking with a baby. If they get hungry along the way, Tushbaby can seamlessly transition to feeding support and back again, without ever having to take it off or even stop to feed
Located in Covert Park, Mount Bonnell is a more intense hike than Lady Bird Lake. For our thrill-seeking hikers, this might be a better option, as Mount Bonnell is one of the highest points in Austin. While you can enjoy panoramic views on this hike, it’s still generally easy, hence why it’s on our list of things to do in Austin with a baby.
We always recommend babywearing while hiking. Babywearing can be hands-free or not, but if you’re hiking, you may want to opt for hands-free babywearing. Secure your baby in your Tushbaby with our first-of-its-kind Snug attachment for simple, hands-free babywearing. This carrier combo provides the same back-saving *relief* and storage of our award-wining hip carrier with the hands-free flexibility of babywearing—the ultimate 2-in-1.
Because adults love relaxation and kids love to play, Almost Grown Cafe offers the best of both worlds. Enjoy a fun atmosphere with salads, sandwiches, coffee, and an ice cream parlor, combined with designated play areas, interactive learning experiences, and more. For that one day of vacation when you just need to relax a little, this can be the perfect activity. You and your baby can connect with other families too, as you’re probably all there doing the same thing.
Before going, check tickets and special events as there is usually a small fee for entry. To help you travel a little lighter, pack your Totebaby with the essentials and head out— this sleek vegan leather tote combines style and functionality to help you ditch the bulky diaper bag at home. It comes with a removable organizer, changing pad, and divider pocket—perfectly designed to store a Tushbaby.
Tushbaby can make it easier to tour Austin with a baby
While Tushbaby began with our best-selling hip seat carrier, we’ve carried out our mission to make life with a baby easier. We now offer a full collection of products, all designed with safety, durability, and functionality in mind - and style too, of course.
For babies ages 0-3, the Tushbaby is the one baby carrier that does it all. As you may know, shopping is a bit harder nowadays, and budgets may be a bit tighter too. Finding products like Tushbaby that can grow with your baby offers value and convenience, too. And with Tushbaby, you can travel lighter while promoting more bonding time with your baby as you keep them close.While Austin may be known for keeping it weird, that’s really just code word for keeping it cool.Explore the playful city of Austin with your baby in tow. . .shop Tushbaby today!