Understanding that stress can have serious consequences for your health, the Health Resource Network dedicated April as Stress Awareness Month, designating April 16 as National Stress Awareness Day.
Fortunately, if you're living at Springs at Lakeline or Springs at Round Rock, you're conveniently located near a number of places to blow off steam and relax. Here are our top five picks for the best places to reduce stress in Austin:
1. Live Love Paddle
1610 E Riverside Dr, Austin
When you're living in Austin, you have the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake right at your fingertips. If you're a water enthusiast or just want a place to clear your mind, Live Love Paddle rents kayaks, paddleboards and canoes for an affordable price. Explore the water on your own or experience Austin by water with a kayak tour, such as the Congress Bridge Bat Tour or a Full Moon Kayaking and Live Music Tour.
2. Scoot Inn
1308 E 4th St, Austin
We've talked about this place before when we mentioned the best small music venues in Austin. One of the best ways to let your stress melt away is to take in a live music show, and Scoot Inn's casual backyard setting provides a laid-back concert experience. Pair that with a po boy from Vic and Al's food truck parked out front and you'll completely forget what you were so stressed about to begin with.
3. Wanderlust YOGA Austin
206 E 4th St, Austin
The motto of Wanderlust YOGA is yoga first, music always. The combination of yoga and music will help your body and mind to release tension and help you find your happy place. The studio welcomes yogis of all levels and a number of workshops to address your every need. While you can find traditional yoga classes here, Wanderlust also offers a unique menu including Candlelight Vinyasa and a Sunday Soul Service.
4. River Place Nature Trail
8820 Big View Dr, Austin
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and become one with nature by taking a hike along the River Place Nature Trail. The trees provide a nice canopy to shield you from the sun, and the tranquil scenery and sounds of trickling water will give you the feeling of serenity. The trail spans over several miles and requires that hikers be in good physical condition as there are a lot of stairs.
5. Great Nails & Spa
2911 S 1st St, Austin
If you're feeling stressed, a manicure and pedicure at Great Nails & Spa will offer some much needed relief every time. Between the spa's cleanliness, comfortable massage chairs and calming music, you'll leave Great Nails & Spa feeling like a new person.
Where are your favorite places to reduce stress around Austin? Leave your feedback in our comments section below!