11. Enjoy some time with Mother Nature at the Greenbelt
In Austin, an oasis is mere minutes away. The Greenbelt offers hiking, rock climbing, and tubing, making it the most amazing and affordable outdoor experience imaginable.
12. Show off your keg-stand skills on game day
While going to a UT football game might not be free, parking lot antics often are. Wander around, search out some sponsored tents, Google your way to an open-to-the-public event, or befriend undergrads with beer.
The mission of ANSC (located at the edge of Zilker Park) is to “increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment,” and the center features educational exhibits, workshops, and, most importantly, a dino pit in which you can dig for dinosaur fossils... which, let’s be real, we’re all excited about.
An amazing, constantly evolving collection of legal outdoor graffiti, the HOPE Outdoor Gallery epitomizes Austin’s creative culture and offers a way to enjoy incredible art in a totally unstuffy setting.