The Best Running Route in Downtown Austin

Austin, Texas, has a vibe like no other. Even though the city offers a laid-back, live-and-let-live approach to existence, there is an energetic and encouraging feeling in the air that residents and visitors embody full steam while there. As one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, it's no wonder that both travelers and new Austin-ites are flocking here at such a fast pace.

Austin is rife with opportunities to get outside, exercise and enjoy all the city has to offer. While there are numerous parks, trails and open spaces, you needn't look much further than the downtown area for spectacular views of native wildlife (bats, anyone?), historic buildings (Is the Driskill Hotel really haunted?) and a "lake" that's really a river.

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