Tax Day for 2018 falls on Tuesday, April 17. Individual tax returns are due to the IRS and it’s the last day to make an IRA contribution for 2017. Filing taxes often creates anxiety, but in Austin you can turn Tax Day in to a great day. Our city and its surrounding metro area offers residents an array of fun things to do year-round, and Tax Day weekend is no exception.
Each of our Springs apartments in the Austin area are suburban communities located close to amazing dining experiences, places to shop, entertainment, and outdoor activities. When you’re looking to unwind on Tax Day, our Springs apartments are just minutes from the action.
Fun Arts Exhibit
After filing taxes, enjoy some whimsy at the Fun Arts Exhibit. The free event is available on April 17 at the St. John’s Public Library on Blessing Avenue from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The central Austin library is about 15 miles from the Springs apartments. Come out to see a unique arts exhibit, one that showcases a form that blurs the line between fine art and illustration. After checking out the exhibit, indulge in a meal at a nearby restaurant like Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappasito’s Cantina, or the Chosun Galbi, a local Korean cook-your-own restaurant.
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Be a tourist in your own city and have an adventure doing it. The Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure is via the Urban Adventure Quest. It’s the perfect weekday outing, the scavenger hunt begins at the State Archives Library and ends at Lady Bird Lake. The route is a full two miles and takes approximately two to three hours to complete the circuit. The Austin adventure offers 18 challenges and features five points-of-interest that include the State Capitol Building and Frank Hot Dogs.
At the Harry Ransom Center, Vaudeville! Exhibition opened in January. It runs weekdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is free to the public. On Tax Day plan a visit to take in various exhibits that chronicle the story of the American entertainment known as vaudeville. It includes artifacts, documents, photographs, and more about entertainers like Mae West, George M. Cohan, Harry Houdini, W.C. Fields, and more. The Harry Ransom Center is located at the University of Texas at Austin, about 17 miles north of the Springs at Sunfield and 22 miles south of the Springs at Round Rock.
Bike Night at the Circuit of The Americas
Celebrate Tax Day with a few hours of biking fun. Hit the world-renowned Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for Bike Night on Tuesday, April 17 to experience the 20-turn racetrack. The track is open for cyclists from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., but preregistration is required and there is a fee.
Hit the Mall for Retail Therapy
If you’re more in the mood for a little retail therapy, head over to Lakeline Mall. This large indoor shopping center spans more than one million square feet and is home to more than 150 shops plus places to eat and be entertained. It’s located less than five miles from the Springs at Lakeline.
Perhaps you’d prefer to spend Tax Day unwinding at home. At the Springs Apartments, our resort-like amenities make this an ideal option. From lounging at the private pool to enjoying a workout in the fitness center or spending some quality time with your canine companion at the on-site dog park, we have it all.