As locals adjust to the new normal of extended stay-at-home orders, weekend happenings continue to be at-home-friendly. So, instead of our usual event-focused guide, we’re sharing unique ways to stay connected to the city you love. Here are the top five things to do in Austin this weekend.
Thursday, April 2
Drop into an online Crux Climbing Center workout class
Crux Climbing Center has a new outlet for Austinites suffering from cabin fever. The local gym is now offering online workout classes focusing on a variety of areas, including yoga, HIIT, climbing, and circuit training. View the full class schedule and watch the workouts live online. All classes are free and open to the virtual public, and attendees are encouraged to show their Crux trainers a little love with tips via Venmo.
Friday, April 3
Send local blooms to a special someone
Brighten someone's day with a fresh bouquet from a local florist. Not only does your purchase help support an Austin business during this tough economic time, it’s also an easy way to spread some positivity without having to leave the house. Longtime Austin flower shop Freytag’s Florist is offering contactless bouquet delivery while its storefront is closed.
Donate blood to neighbors in need
As coronavirus cases continue to climb and more local residents are in need of medical care, there’s no better time to donate blood. Local organization We Are Blood donor centers and all mobile donor sites are taking strict social distancing measures to facilitate the process. Interested donors are required to make appointments to manage flow and avoid overcrowding.
Saturday, April 4
Take a day trip to a Texas state park
Many Texas state parks remain open with strict safety regulations for visitors to enjoy them responsibly. They are stocked with soap or hand sanitizer and have increased cleaning standards in restrooms and public areas to ensure you can enjoy the time outdoors worry-free. For state park status updates, visitors are encouraged to check the Texas State Parks Alert Map regularly.
Sunday, April 5
Gather provisions at a neighborhood mini-mart
Restaurants throughout the city are adapting to the current climate by opening mini-markets stocked with fresh produce, local meats, organic dairy, household provisions, and more. In addition to being a neighborhood alternative to traditional grocery stores, these spots offer no-touch, drive-thru, or curbside options in accordance with CDC guidelines to help make your shopping experience safe and stress-free.