Best of Austin List

Recommendations by NAMC members:

Please see our recommendations for parks, playscapes, kid’s activities, eateries for kids and for date nights, libraries and storytimes, pediatricians, OBGYN, dentists, and kids haircuts.  Keep checking back as we continue to update our list!

Anderson Mill West Park - intersection of Dagama and El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Canyon Creek Trailhead Park - Boulder Lane, Austin TX 78726

Central Market - North Lamar

Champion Park - 3820 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park 78613

Mueller Park

Play for All Abilities - Round Rock

Rattan Creek Park - Tamayo Drive, Jollyville 78729

Robinson Park - Humphrey Dr. (off Anderson Mill Rd) Jollyville 78729

Springwoods Park - 9117 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78729

Zilker Park


Splash Pads
Brushy Creek Park

Champion Park - weekends only

Quarry Park

Robin Bledsoe Splash Pad


Bounce Houses & Indoor Playscapes
Inflatable Wonderland in Lakeline Mall


Pump it Up

Safari Champ

Y.M.C.A. - Northwest Branch


Kid Friendly Restaurants
Boathouse Grill

Carino's Italian Restaurant

Central Market - North Lamar



El Arroyo 

Firehouse Subs

Kerbey Lane Cafe

Lone Star Grille

Mesa Rosa

Phil's Icehouse


Torchy's Tacos


Date Night Restaurants

Andiamo Ristorante


Chez Nous

Chez Zee

Eddie V's

Estancia Churrascaria 

Fonda San Miguel

Hudson's on the Bend


Roaring Fork





Ice Cream Places
Amy's Ice Cream
Freddy's Frozen Custard
Marble Slab
Rita's - McNeil and Parmer


Cupcakes / Desserts
Anne's Kitchen Cakes

Baked by Amy’s


Gigi's Cupcakes

Hey Cupcake

Melting Pot

Steeping Room - Domain

Upper Crust Bakery



Austin Public Library - Milwood branch

Austin Public Library - Spicewood Springs branch

Cedar Park Library

Leander Library

Round Rock Library

Wells Branch Community Library


Austin Public Library - Milwood branch
Austin Public Library - Spicewood Springs branch

Barnes & Noble - Homestead/Lakeline location

Cedar Park Library

Round Rock Library Baby Storytime

Wells Branch Community Library


Kid Activities
Austin Nature and Science Center

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary

Ceramics Bayou 

Chapparal Ice

Fire Pit Ceramics

Foodie Kids Austin

Main Event

The Thinkery [formerly Children’s Museum]

Toybrary Toy Store + Activities




The Bethany School

Challenger School

First Foundations


Hope Presbyterian

Spicewood Country School

St. Mark's - Mom's Day Out


Jardin de Ninos



Websites for Local Events
Austin 360
Austin Family
Do512 Family
Free Fun in Austin
Little Austinite
Macaroni Kid Austin
Mr. Johnny's


Austin Diagnostic Clinic North [ADC] (512) 901-4016

Dr. Jill Nichols

Dr. Howard

Dr. Cepeda

Dr. Vandana Rawal

Austin Regional Clinic [ARC]  (512) 346-6611

Dr. Paige Suffredini

Dr. Deborah Bryant

Dr. Nancy Owens

Cedar Park Pedi & Family Medicine (512) 366-2777

Hill Country Pediatrics (512) 241-1370

Lone Star Pediatrics (512) 833-7334

North Austin Pediatrics (512) 259-0900 - Dr. Erica Sharp

Northwest Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine (512) 338-8500 - Dr. Benhammine 

Pediatric Center of Round Rock (512) 733-5437— Dr. Katalenas or Dr. Jacomides

Treehouse Pediatrics (512) 255-8868


Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility (512) 451- 8211 Dr. Robert Cowan

Austin Regional Clinic (512) 338-8181 Dr. Steven Soloman

Nurture OBGYN (512) 994-2662 - Dr. Andrea Campaigne 

Oak Wood Women's Center (512) 244-3698 - Dr. Michel

OBGYN Group of Austin (512) 454-5721 - Dr. MJ Braunstein

OBGYN North (512) 425-3825 - Dr. Christina Sebestyen

Renissance Women's Group (512) 339-6626

Dr. Melanie Collins 

Dr. Montalvo

Dr. Laurette Smith

St. Davids Woman’s Center [ADC] (512) 901-4063 

Dr. Wendy Cutler

Dr. Angela Meyer

Dr. Stephanie McNeilis

Dr. Allison Devine

Pediatric Dentist
Austin's Children's Dentistry (512) 716-1500 

Dr. Melanson. 

Dr. Danny Watts 

Dr. Daniel Johnson

Groovy Molar Kids (512)349-9500 Dr. Brad Singleton 

Little Smiles (512) 218-1500— Dr. Jenny

Rising Stars (512) 266-7200

Texas Tooth Fairies (512) 401-8888 Dr. Singletary

KAOS Kids Salon (512) 331-1500

Milk & Honey Arboretum (512) 236-1115 - Adrienne

New Image Salon (512) 257-8593— Jessica

Pig Tails & Crewcuts (512) 259-4353


Zig Zag Salon (512) 467-9774  - Katie Astoria