Round Rock a family vacation destination

Friday night fireworks, splashing good times, splurge-worthy shopping and a one-of-a-kind hometown downtown are just a few of the reasons Round Rock has once again found itself being talked about as a destination for family fun!

A recent writeup published by About Travel dives into why our growing community should be considered when you’re looking for a low-stress, easy, fun-filled weekend trip that’ll have the kids singing your praises all summer long. And the best part? It’s all close to home, won’t cost you an arm and a leg and has plenty of opportunities for the grownups to kick up their feet and enjoy a little relaxation of their own!

Check out a few of the highlights:

  • treat the kids to a visit to the nearby Rock ’N River Water Park (3300 Palm Valley Boulevard, 512-671-2737). The newly expanded park is set to open by Memorial Day 2016. In addition to several water slides, the facility has tipping cones, water guns and a rock climbing wall bordering the water.
  • After a day of outdoor fun, the whole family will probably have worked up a big appetite. For casual, family-friendly dining in Round Rock, it’s hard to beat Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q (2400 North IH-35, 512-244-2936). In addition to top-notch brisket and sausage, the restaurant serves up a wildly popular version of creamed corn.
  • For a decadent morning treat, stop by Round Rock Donuts (106 West Liberty Avenue, 512-255-3629). Warning: the huge, cake-style donuts may cause a sugar rush or a sugar coma, depending on your physical constitution.
  • Although many children aren’t thrilled by the thought of bargain shopping, they’ll quickly warm to the idea with the promise of new shoes or clothing. At Round Rock Premium Outlets (4401 IH-35, 512-863-6688), the sheer number of stores may seem overwhelming at first. It helps to have a game plan.
  • An evening baseball game at the Dell Diamond is the perfect way to top off a fun day with the family. If you want to have a picnic, you can spread out on the lawn behind the outfield. The whole stadium is designed to provide a more intimate experience than major-league games.
  • The downtown historic district (starting at 100 East Main Street) includes remarkably well-preserved buildings completed in the late 1800s. The most famous building is the Old Broom Factory, which was once the site of one of the town’s largest employers.

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Want better roads? How about better parks? All you have to do is Shop the Rock. Seriously, head over to the outlets and buy those shoes, or venture downtown for lunch. It doesn’t matter if you are shopping, dining or getting a haircut your dollars are helping to pay it forward and build our community. What makes this possible? Sales tax. Though it may be the least sexy tax, it is the hardest working one. So next time you see a shirt you love, buy it. Your city will thank you.