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Favorite Fall Activities #5: Get a bird’s eye view of Lake Travis at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures.  Fall is a great time to zipline because the weather is just about as perfect as it gets in Austin!

Favorite Fall Activities #5: Get a bird’s eye view of Lake Travis at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. Fall is a great time to zipline because the weather is just about as perfect as it gets in Austin!

Favorite Fall Activities #1: Visit a Pumpkin Patch/Corn maze! We highly recommend Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop & Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. Both are a short drive from Austin and offer pumpkin patches, mazes & other fun family activities.

Favorite Fall Activities #1: Visit a Pumpkin Patch/Corn maze! We highly recommend Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop & Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. Both are a short drive from Austin and offer pumpkin patches, mazes & other fun family activities.

Favorite Fall Activities #9: Eat your fill of Texas BBQ!  Some of our favorites include Franklin Barbecue in East Austin, Smitty's Market in Lockhart, and The Salt Lick (BBQ) in Driftwood. No matter which you choose, we guarantee you’ll leave full and happy!

Favorite Fall Activities #9: Eat your fill of Texas BBQ! Some of our favorites include Franklin Barbecue in East Austin, Smitty's Market in Lockhart, and The Salt Lick (BBQ) in Driftwood. No matter which you choose, we guarantee you’ll leave full and happy!

Favorite Fall Activities #8: Take a train ride on the Austin Steam Train.  Ride back in time in vintage passenger cars on a trip from Cedar Park into the Hill Country. Trains depart from Cedar Park on Saturdays and Sundays. Several different trips are offered, from the popular Hill Country Flyer to the seasonal North Pole Flyer, sure to be a hit with the kids.

Favorite Fall Activities #8: Take a train ride on the Austin Steam Train. Ride back in time in vintage passenger cars on a trip from Cedar Park into the Hill Country. Trains depart from Cedar Park on Saturdays and Sundays. Several different trips are offered, from the popular Hill Country Flyer to the seasonal North Pole Flyer, sure to be a hit with the kids.

36 Hours: Austin, Tex.    Slideshow: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/03/04/travel/04AUSTIN.html

36 Hours in Austin, Tex.

36 Hours: Austin, Tex. Slideshow: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/03/04/travel/04AUSTIN.html

Favorite Fall Activities #6: Bundle up and catch a Texas Stars home game at the Cedar Park Center.

Favorite Fall Activities #6: Bundle up and catch a Texas Stars home game at the Cedar Park Center.

Favorite Fall Activities #7: Relax at your favorite coffee shop with a seasonal beverage.  While we're partial to the Starbucks in our lobby, you can't go wrong with Mozart's Coffee Roasters or Caffé Medici.

Favorite Fall Activities #7: Relax at your favorite coffee shop with a seasonal beverage. While we're partial to the Starbucks in our lobby, you can't go wrong with Mozart's Coffee Roasters or Caffé Medici.

Favorite Fall Activities #3: Go back in time at Pioneer Farms Living History Park!  At Pioneer Farms, you’ll find five themed historic areas to explore: a Tonkawa Indian Encampment, a German Emigrant Farm, a Texian Farm, a Cotton Planter's Farm and a rural village called Sprinkle Corner.  Tip: Don't miss Haunted Trails, their Halloween-themed event which runs Fridays & Saturdays in October.

Favorite Fall Activities #3: Go back in time at Pioneer Farms Living History Park! At Pioneer Farms, you’ll find five themed historic areas to explore: a Tonkawa Indian Encampment, a German Emigrant Farm, a Texian Farm, a Cotton Planter's Farm and a rural village called Sprinkle Corner. Tip: Don't miss Haunted Trails, their Halloween-themed event which runs Fridays & Saturdays in October.

Favorite Fall Activities #2: Enjoy the bounty of the season at a farmers market!  HOPE Farmers Market, Barton Creek Farmers Market, and SFC Farmers Market Downtown are among our favorites.

Favorite Fall Activities #2: Enjoy the bounty of the season at a farmers market! HOPE Farmers Market, Barton Creek Farmers Market, and SFC Farmers Market Downtown are among our favorites.

Love the colors of fall? Lost Maples State Park is the best location in Central Texas to see the fall foliage. It’s a three-hour drive from Austin but well worth the trip!  Check the fall foliage report here for the best time to visit: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lost-maples/foliage-reports9

Love the colors of fall? Lost Maples State Park is the best location in Central Texas to see the fall foliage. It’s a three-hour drive from Austin but well worth the trip! Check the fall foliage report here for the best time to visit: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lost-maples/foliage-reports9

Crisp air, pretty leaves, sweaters & boots, football, pumpkins, and hot chocolate...It's Fall Y'all! Here are 100 things to see & do in Austin this season.

Crisp air, pretty leaves, sweaters & boots, football, pumpkins, and hot chocolate...It's Fall Y'all! Here are 100 things to see & do in Austin this season.

Before you head out of town visit Jo's Coffee, South Congress, a classic Austin pic!

Before you head out of town visit Jo's Coffee, South Congress, a classic Austin pic!

Lake Austin | Lake Austin runs through Westlake. It is a beautiful lake. It is constant level and is lined with high dollar homes. Wake-surfing, boating and skiing are popular on this lake.

Lake Austin | Lake Austin runs through Westlake. It is a beautiful lake. It is constant level and is lined with high dollar homes. Wake-surfing, boating and skiing are popular on this lake.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar - drinks and creative burgers

Hopdoddy Burger Bar - drinks and creative burgers