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Biking and Kayaking in Austin

Courtesy of Live Love Paddle

Biking and Kayaking in Austin

This outdoorsy, family-friendly city sees winter mercury regularly hitting 90. The capital’s amped-up bike-trail system offers 193 miles of trails that crisscross the surrounding Hill Country, while Lance Armstrong’s shop Mellow Johnny’s rents kids and adult bikes, plus offers guided rides and clinics on traffic and bike maintenance. Or watch 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats on the Kayaking Bats tour (1.5 hours, $35) under the Congress Bridge.

Stay: Four Seasons Austin (from $250) has free bicycles, child-size robes, jogging strollers, and a s’mores fire pit.

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