In Round Rock, folks have a big as Texas appetite, and they are never disappointed. For breakfast there is Round Rock Doughnuts, which is worth finding. The doughnuts are fresh but be warned – they are not for the faint of heart—and you may well end up sharing what you have ordered – or wrapping it up for take home. Dieting is for tomorrow.
If it is Mexican food with flair that will satisfy that big as Texas hunger, try Chuy’s or La Cocina, both of which can get you in and out quickly and ready for that afternoon siesta. Or if you need to stay up try Café Java or the local Starbucks – nothing like a hot cup of coffee to perk up those heavy eyelids after a meal of Tex-Mex.
But you came for authentic Texas Barbeque? Well, towards dinnertime try Salt Lick Barbeque or any other of the ten grandest barbeque restaurants this side of the Pecos pardner. The names are enticing as the stuffed potatoes – Smokey Mos, Freebird’s World Burritos, or how about Tortuga Flats – Mexican Icehouse?
Entertainment, Sports & Nightlife in Round Rock
After breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can check out “Old Town” and the bustling shops, but more likely you will enjoy the trout running in the lakes or taking a drive out into the flat lands where the mistletoe is thick in the brush and the atlas and axis deer are plentiful. The skies are still, quiet and blue during the lazy afternoons and the nights are even better with the stars of Texas cascading over the gentle rolling hills.
For sports fans, don’t miss Round Rock Express, the minor league baseball field. And if fireworks rank high in your entertainment venue, there is a show every Friday night for you. All seats have a great view and the team will interact with the kiddos for photos and autographs. Great family fun for those on a budget and lots of room for the little tikes to wear themselves out so you can get some rest after a beer and a dog.
If baseball is not on your agenda, you may want to get over to Rock N River Family Aquatic Center for their lazy river, a big hit with the teenage crowd. A cool-off lazy river along with two big slides make this a must stop destination for those traveling with teens (or maybe just a resting place for a snooze and a Corona with Lime).
For those golf fans, Round Rock has two nice golf clubs and maybe the men could gain some green time while the women scampered over to the outlet mall for a great deal on Michael Kors or Halston?
Round Rock will keep your belly full of great Texas barbeque, your toes cool in the water park or the boating activities available and your children happy whether at the baseball park or the water park. Whether resting, relaxing, golfing or shopping, Round Rock has a heart as big as Texas and plenty of activities to soak your feet in the cool waters while simultaneously soaking up the cash in your wallet.