Romantic Austin: After Dark

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Take a romantic stroll around Austin's famous Zilker Park, well-known for its preservation of diverse wildlife, but that's just the tip of the iceberg! See and learn everything noteworthy about this area -- from its famous trees to the Barton Springs Salamander, not to mention its very own theater! Zilker Park is sure to put some pep in your step.

Care to seize the day and sample some of Zilker Park's glorious fresh air?


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Discover Austin’s lesser-known literary past.

  • Learn about Zilker Park's "quiet network" dedicated to performing good deeds!

  • Find the main spot for impromptu drumming activities!

  • Stumble through what once was confirmed dinosaur territory!


Winter is finally here. An extended school vacation is in full swing, and in the middle of this, you found yourself hauling half your things to your mom’s back in Austin. You’d never be alone, and your sister said she'd never go to yours.

Your mom's the strict type and has placed a hard curfew while you stay at home. "Paula, here's the rules plain and simple: No parties, no boys in the house and you're to be back in the house at 7 PM every evening. No exceptions."
On the train to Austin, something happened. You met someone. A guy you really liked. A guy that wanted to do something old-school and have a date with you in Zilker Park after dark.
The problem: You're about as curious as you are concerned. Not to mention: 'after dark' definitely means after curfew.

Experience's route

Starting point Zilker Hillside Theater
2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746, USA
Finish point Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Azie Morton Rd, Austin, TX 78704, United States

Places you will visit


It will take you

33-63 mins

You will walk

4730 steps

Total distance

3.6 km

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  • Best for couples
  • Don’t enter the places, not part of the experience
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
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Randy Verhulst

22 Apr 2024
very nice trip troughout the gardens and alongside the river!

Heather Kirchhefer

16 Apr 2024


13 Apr 2024

Danielle Riley

12 Apr 2024
1st time at zilker and experiencing a true scavenger hunt. we love it…and look forward to doing it again!


11 Apr 2024
Amazing! what a really cool way to learn about history right here in Austin! Highly recommended if you want to change up exploring outside and history.

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