Sports & Recreation
2017 Readers Poll
2017 Critics Picks

photo by Sandy Carson

Best Social Ride

“Always a great time and adventure with good people and good vibes.” – Alexander Starks

Social Cycling Austin

photo by Sandy Carson

Best Place to Tube

“Nothing beats a Saturday spent riding down the Comal with a beer tube.” Brian Ontiveros-Kersch

Texas Tubes
250 Meusebach
New Braunfels

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photo by Sarah Wolf

Best Place to Hang With Your Pet

“I like to walk my cat there.” – Kiki Whatley

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.

Best Swimming Pool/Hole

“Barton Springs is my favorite place in Texas.” Rebecca Lough

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr.

photo by Jana Birchum

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Best Sports Venue

“Hard to find another place where you can feel like you're intimately connected to 100,000 friends. There’s simply nothing like it.” Matt Lawson

Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
2100 San Jacinto

Best Bowling Alley

“Straight out of the Seventies. I love the celebrity signatures in the cafe. And the world’s best enchiladas. And the dirt-cheap drinks.” Ryan Walters

photo by Sandy Carson

photo by Sandy Carson

Best Golf

“If it doesn’t involve humping a dinosaur, it ain’t really golf.” – Jose Alba

Peter Pan Mini-Golf
1207 Barton Springs Rd.

Best Gym

“Hands down the best deal in Austin – you get a membership to their awesome bouldering gym and access to yoga/fitness classes, PLUS an insanely stacked CrossFit style workout facility.” Courtney Rhodes

Austin Bouldering Project
979 Springdale #150

photo by Sophia Stout

Best Exercise Class

“I’ve personally seen this change people’s lives. Not mine. But other people I know personally. Who hassle me to change my life. Fine, I’m joining.” – Adam Creighton

Camp Gladiator

Best Personal Trainer

“Erica will work your bod hard and give you a big ol’ dose of body positivity! Erica genuinely loves all bodies and will get you loving yours too!” – Lauren Laing

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

photo by Sandy Carson

Best Yoga

“I have cried in this studio more times than I can count. They keep the traditional standards and add a unique approach to the practice. Such an amazing studio that is deserving of all the praise they get.” Rachel Johnson

Black Swan Yoga
Black Swan Yoga Westgate, 4534 West Gate Blvd., 512/960-4026
1417 W. Anderson, 512/960-4026
403 Orchard, 512/960-4026

Best City Trail

“Pronounced ‘Town Lake.’” Wayne Decker

Lady Bird Lake

photo by Jana Birchum

Best Pro/Semi-Pro Sports Team

“Great family entertainment, reasonable cost, well run.” Albert Johnson

Round Rock Express
3400 E. Palm Valley
Round Rock

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