Austin's Park regales youngsters and adultsters alike with 50,000 square feet of indoor attractions and 22 acres of outdoor entertainment. While inside the park, zap your friends with a rousing, hair-removing round of laser tag, scale simulated peaks on the rock-climbing wall, or prepare to call in sick due to incurable Nintendo thumb from the video arcade. Al fresco entertainment includes mini golf, bumper boats, go-karts, and oversize teacups designed to teach etiquette by spinning small ones to orbital-escape velocity. To stay energized between montages of merriment, you and your clan can carbo-load at the all-you-can-eat pasta, salad, and pizza buffet.
Not since the last '80s-night happy hour has there been such a good chance to express your inner self under conditions of mild intoxication. With this Groupon, $20 gets you in to a Friday- or Saturday-night BYOB painting class at the North Austin location of Painting with a Twist, where you can paint, tipple, and converse in an artfully social atmosphere.
Sacred Streams has classes to suit every lifestyle, including bodhisattvas, those expecting regular babies, and those seeking increased flexibility and inner peace. For a fast, fat-burning ride of flowing poses, test-drive a vinyasa class, or dive downward-dog first into the slower, more-deliberate hatha practice. Those hoping to free up stored energy can opt for the rapidly moving kundalini practice, while those in need of a self-pampering can cozy up to a restorative class rife with pillows and blankets. Buy one for yourself, and gift the guys from your sewing circle or the ladies from your crocodile-wrestling club to join you on your journey across the yogaverse.