Family Friendly trip plan


Whether you are staying for a 3-day weekend or you’ve got a 5-day family vacation, there is so much to see and do in Cedar Park. Make the most of your time here by checking out all the fun, family friendly activities in and around the city.

DAY 1

Get ready to have some family fun in Cedar Park. Start the day off with some silver dollar pancakes or a breakfast special at locally owned Gloria’s Café.

Next, head to Champion Park for some exploration. Champion Park offers a large play area with castings of dinosaur bones for kids to discover, a splash pad and climbing boulders. Or take a stroll through Cedar Park’s Sculpture Garden and view some art by Texas based artists in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Introduce the family to Tex-Mex cuisine at Blue Corn Harvest or Chuy’s. Don’t forget to order chips and queso! Then head to Sweet Shack Candy Shop to stock up on a vast array of candies and sodas. While perusing the candy aisles, have a visit with Joke-bot, Sweet Shack’s joke telling robot.

DAY 2

Start your Cedar Park family adventure by grabbing breakfast at Morning Sunshine Breakfast Treats. Their fluffy and freshly baked donuts will be a hit with the kids. They also offer kolaches, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast tacos and freshly brewed coffee.

Now let’s ride the rails at the Austin Steam Train. The Austin Steam Train Association provides train rides on beautifully restored locomotives through the Hill Country for a great day trip for the family. They also have themed train rides such as the Princess Flyer, SuperHero Train, and the North Pole Flyer on select dates. Make sure to purchase tickets in advance for these excursions as they sell out fast.

Enjoy a family meal at Mandola’s Italian Kitchen. This restaurant serves great Italian food complete with an Italian bakery serving Italian cookies, pastries and gelato. There’s also a kid’s playground next to the patio.

DAY 3

Have an American style breakfast at 1431 Café. Enjoy some comfort food like biscuits and gravy, or fried chicken and waffles. For the truly adventurous eater, try their chicken fried bacon.

Work off that Texas sized breakfast at Brushy Creek Lake Park. Facilities at the park include a playground, water playscape, hike and bike trail, nature trail, sand volleyball courts, canoe/kayak launch, fishing pier, wildlife observation area, labyrinth, and much more. After all that outdoor time, take the kids to Titan Moon Comics for comics, games, and novelties.

End your trip with a tasty treat from Scoop & Score Ice Cream & Coffee Parlor. They serve an ice cream “taco” in a homemade waffle cone. Enough said.