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10 Quiet Escapes in Austin’s Hyde Park by The Culture Trip

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Park Boulevard Overlook

When the library or local park are too crowded, try the secluded river outlook on Park Boulevard. Between two homes lies a stretch of green grass and a bench that overlook a quiet stream, perfect for reading a book or having some alone time to think.© Florin Gorgan/Flickr

Quack’s

Quack’s is open from 6:30am-11:00 pm daily and has been churning out espresso and homemade sweets for the past thirty years. Just a hop skip and jump from the famed Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s fries, Quack’s bakery offers patio seating and baked goods to wash down those house fries. The business quotes themselves as the reincarnation of Captain Quackenbushes Intergalactic Dessert Company and Espresso Café, a bakery that used to exist on the drag once upon a time.Quack’s, 411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX, USA© Rachel Kramer Bussel/Flickr

Art studios

From the artist’s market on 23rd and fair market downtown to the houses in Hyde Park, local artists like Denise Fulton run a studio out of their own homes. Discover something new without having to navigate those — crowds. If you’re looking for some souvenirs, the handmade jewelry stands offer one-of-a-kind pieces. Some artists will even paint views of the city right in front of you!© Dana Beveridge/Flickr© Dana Beveridge/Flickr

Hancock Recreation Center

While Austin has a swing and Latin dance community, there is a small dance community growing in hyde park — contra dancing. Each Wednesday the Hancock recreation center holds a contra dance with complementary lessons. Contra dancing is a form of dance in which there is a caller who dictates each dance and then the crowd repeats it until there is a pattern.Hancock Recreation Center, 1000 E 41st Street, Austin, TX, USA

Elizabeth Ney Museum

The Elisabet Ney Museum offers a wide collection of art created by the 19th century architect Elisabet Ney. This isn’t just any old museum, the museum also hosts specific educational programs, lectures and special events dedicated to informing the public about Ney and her works. The museum is open to the public from 12p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.Elizabey Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX, USA
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Adams House

While Hyde Park is home to many historic houses, there is one that offers a little something extra – a bed and breakfast. Adams House was built in 1911, gained historical landmark status in 2010, and has received The Austin Chronicle‘s “Best of Austin” award in the years 2000 and 12-14. Owned by the University of Texas at Austin graduate known by the name of Liz, Adams House is open for breakfast every day of the week. It’s perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to stay in a historic home without having to buy one!Adams House, 4300 Avenue G, Austin, TX, USAPhoto Courtesy of Adam's HousePhoto Courtesy of Adam’s House

Blue Moon GlassWorks

This establishment offers a ‘special set of skills’ with their glass blowing classes. Austinites can learn how to work with stained glass, or get as serious as taking ‘flameworking’ and ‘encaustics.’ If that’s not interesting enough, Blue Moon offers four other types of classes and also rents out their studio.Blue Moon GlassWorks, 108 W 43rd St, Austin, TX, USA© Jeff Kubina/Flickr© Jeff Kubina/Flickr

Shipe Park

While Zilker can be loads of fun, it can be quite a trek after navigating parking on a beautiful day. Shipe is a community park run by neighborhood volunteers. While the pool is open only in summer, they provide basketball and tennis courts as well many fields for playing catch or Frisbee and a soft-gravel playground for the kids. Discover a mini-Zilker with all the beauty and none of the hustle and bustle.Shipe Park, 4400 Avenue G, Austin, TX, USA© Kari Sullivan/Flickr© Kari Sullivan/Flickr

Avenue B Grocery

HEB is one of the oldest grocery chains at 101 years old but Avenue B Grocery is a close second. The market first opened its doors in 1909 and is currently on its tenth owner. While they carry a selection of grocery items they are more popularly known for their sandwiches like the “King Combo” and “Queen B”. Hours are from 9a.m. to 6p.m. Monday through Saturday.Avenue B Grocery, 4403 Avenue B, Austin, TX, USA
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