Papa John's is always consistent with fast, fresh pizza. They deliver in a very timely manner. I love the pepperoni, the rest of the family prefers the supreme. BOTH are good.
This children's museum is HUGE, with LOTs to do. We can go and easily spend the entire day there. I do wish the exhibits rotated out more frequently though.
The city of Austin offers a huge variety of swim lessons at EVERY swim level. You can find a class and time that will fit your needs. Instructors can be hit or miss, we had one who was really bad, and another who was GREAT!
PROS: prices, flexibility
I love the variety that this mall offers. You can go from Old Navy to Nordstroms and not have to drive! Plan to spend the day, there is a LOT to see. The food options are numerous as well!
The only problem with the Lake Austin Spa, is that there is TOO much to chose from! You could spend a month there and not get bored! I've figured out what I want for every birthday from now on!
I grew up in Illinois, very near world famous Chicago Pizza. This is the only thing I have missed since moving to Austin. Mangia is the closest I can get to home without buying a plane ticket.
Waterloo is a great place to go and take the kids. They have a huge outdoor yard, with a playscape. This helps alleviate the pain of the sometimes longer waits at lunch time. Very good food.
This is a great seafood restaurant here in Austin. The fish is very fresh, and always prepared JUST right. The wait staff is attentive and helpful in making selections.
We signed up our son for their after school program, thinking it would be a fun and active thing for him to do every day. Wrong. His teachers had too many kids in one room, requiring them to sit in their seats, and be quiet. This wasn't once, it was almost every day when I picked him up. He HATED it. Needless to say, we pulled him from the program.
If you have to get your Chevy fixed, you really should take it here. Ask for Sonya in the service department. She always deals fairly with you, and is honest and up front about necessary repairs.