Located only 25 minutes north of downtown Austin and Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Cedar Park TX offers a laid back, small town feel with big city amenities. Take a vintage train ride through rolling tree-lined hills, sip and savor a local craft brew, go on a shopping spree, or enjoy some live entertainment. There are so many fun things to do and even more to love about Cedar Park!
Cedar Park hasn’t always been the bustling city that it is today. Pioneers Hattie Cluck and her husband George W. Cluck were two of the founding members of Cedar Park. Hattie was one of the first women to brave the historic Chisholm Trail. It was on the trail in 1873 that the Clucks decided to purchase a large plot of land to build their homestead in what would eventually become Cedar Park. In their later years, the Clucks donated a portion of their land to the city with the contingency that it be used as parkland.
The city went through a few name changes over the years, and finally became “Cedar Park” in 1887. The namesake was simple enough, it came from the piney cedar trees that cloak the land in the area. With the addition of the rail stop built next to the parkland, Cedar Park became a major hub for welcoming visitors to the growing city. That same hospitality and pioneering spirit remains as Cedar Park continues to flourish as a treasured vacation destination. This is especially true if you love nature. Cedar Park has over 1,000 acres of gorgeous parks and 31 miles of trails!
Take in the natural beauty of Brushy Creek Lake Park or the newly opened Lakeline Park. Just two of the over 1,000 acres of gorgeous parks and 31 miles of trails in Cedar Park. Both parks offer numerous recreational opportunities such as kayaking, fishing, splash pads, and miles of hike and bike trails. Cedar Park provides convenient access to the northeast shore of the breathtaking Lake Travis, where you can spend a day enjoying outdoor fun and relaxation on the water.
Check out Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, featuring some of the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas, or Waterloo Adventures, a revolutionary floating waterpark and challenge course. After having fun in the sun, make your way into town for even more entertainment.
Check out the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park to catch chart-topping music acts, family friendly live performances, and professional sports like an Austin Spurs basketball game and Texas Stars hockey match. You can also climb aboard a vintage train at the Austin Steam Train for an excursion that will take you through the beautiful Hill Country to nearby Bertram. The train also offers special events and activities throughout the year. Enjoy some retail therapy at some of our major shopping centers or go to one of many boutique stores for some unique finds.
Choose from a variety of dining options in Cedar Park, and when you’re in the mood for a craft brew, check out some of Cedar Park’s local breweries. From natural outdoor attractions, live entertainment, shopping, and dining, there’s always a reason to stay for more in Cedar Park! Start planning your trip today.
Cedar Park, TX 78613