Hippie Hollow Park

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Bearing the distinction of the only clothing-optional public park in the state of Texas, Hippie Hollow certainly isn’t for everyone. But if you’re comfortable letting it all go (and hanging out with others doing the same), this little stretch on Lake Travis provides a uniquely Austin experience. Established (probably unsurprisingly) in the post-Woodstock era, Hippie Hollow and its droves of devotees fought for decades to keep skinny-dipping here not only legal, but enthusiastically encouraged. Though it’s often touted as a nude beach, you shouldn't expect much sand, as the Hollow is actually a rocky slope with natural limestone steps leading down to the water.

Know before you go: It might seem obvious, but this isn’t the place for selfies. There’s a strict policy against unsolicited photography, and while nudity is allowed, lewd behavior is not. There’s also an $8 daily fee, and the gate is cash-only.

Where to eat/drink: If you’re already out on Lake Travis, you might as well pick a spot for post-birthday suit sunbathing with a water view. Oasis Texas Brewing Company is a great option right down the road, offering up live music alongside its award-winning craft beer. (Just don’t forget your shorts.)

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