If travel plans stress you out, you might not want to hand over the money to fly across the globe. Maybe you don’t have the time to take a vacation this year. Never fear, you can have a staycation right here in Austin, Texas. Pretend you are a tourist for a little while and do what they might do. Your probably pass right by the The Thinkery and never bother to stop in. Why not take your kids there? They can learn something fun and new. Schedule time for the kids and enroll them in one of the Thinker’s educational summertime camps. It’s a great way for the kids to make friends and try something different. If the beauty of art is more your style, you could spend a few hours at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art. The exhibits change regularly and they features some famous artwork. Want to still be outdoors and also get your museum fix? Head on over to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum for a real treat. You can appreciate the works of Charles Umlauf. His talent is well known. It’s a perfect getaway and nearby there’s plenty of options for food. There’s hundreds of options to satisfy your taste buds in and around Austin. For all budgets and tastes, you’ll enjoy time exploring the diners or fine dining places in Austin. Many are kid friendly. There’s all different types of food, from Chinese and Italian to the cuisine that has made Austin famous. Try out the barbecue while you stroll the shops. Maybe visit the hiking trails, play golf or kayak in the many lakes. There’s so much to do, you can fill a whole vacation and never do anything twice.