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4 Fantastic Things to Do in November

Enjoy an outdoor concert, hike a trail or sip some local craft brew. These are just some of the things you can do in Cedar Park this November. Check out our top 5 things to do below.

We encourage you to stay informed of the latest travel advisories before visiting and know what to expect so you can have a fun and healthy trip. Locations featured in this article are subject to state and local government guidelines for helping the community stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on local guidelines, please go to our travel advisories page.

1. Drive-in concerts

We’ve been missing live music this year and Love & Lightstream along with Haute Spot Venue has thought of a perfect way to get your live music fix while safe and staying socially distant. They are hosting Drive In concerts featuring local Austin musicians. What’s even better about this concert series is that proceeds of the events go to help support the Austin live music industry through non-profit organizations. Concerts are also live-streamed, so you can enjoy the show from the comfort of home as well.

  • Know before you go! Read about the Haute Spot Venue’s health & safety measures HERE
  • Get your tickets at loveandlightstream.com

The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park is also hosting a Tailgate Series of shows and concerts. So load up your car, truck, or SUV and bring your coolers and grills for a socially distant tailgate events. Coming up in November is the very funny comedian Felipe Esparza on November 21.

  • Know before you go! Read about H-E-B Center health & safety measures HERE
  • Get your tickets at hebcenter.com

2. ALL ABOARD A VINTAGE TRAIN RIDE

Hop on board a vintage train with the Austin Steam Train Association. Hop on board their Hill Country Flyer, where you will wind through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. During your two hour layover in Burnet,  you can enjoy lunch on your own, a leisurely stroll around the historic town square and a Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting).

In late November, get into the holiday spirit with The North Pole Flyer. This limited edition holiday themed train ride will have hot cocoa, elves, and the big man himself, Santa Claus, will make an appearance. To keep things safe and socially distant, space is limited and reservations are required. Private train car compartments are available for booking too. ***Please note: The North Pole Flyer is 2 hours and departs from the historic 1912 Bertram Depot in Bertram, TX. 

  • Know before you go! Read about the Austin Steam Train Association’s COVID-19 health & safety measures HERE
  • Make your reservations by calling (512) 402-3830 or by going to austinsteamtrain.org

3. tap into a good brew

Cedar Park breweries are tapping into the fall season with some tasty brews. Whitestone Brewery, Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co and Southpaw Brewing all have seasonal beers and flights to sample. Each taproom has outdoor or semi-outdoor seating areas with plenty of space to be socially distant. If you can’t stay awhile, you can still order beer-to-go online.

  • Check out our list of breweries HERE

4. hit the trails

Cooler fall temperatures make for the perfect day trip to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Located about 30 minutes away from Cedar Park (in Marble Falls), this refuge is home to over 350 songbirds and has over 8 miles of hiking trails spread across the reserve. Enjoy the stunning vistas and the natural beauty of the Hill Country with a great day hike. Remember to check local conditions and call ahead for current park information.

  • Go to the Balcones Canyonlands website HERE
Balcones Canyonlands by Jason Frels Photography

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