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Best Daytrips from Austin

Austin Steam Train
A 3-6 hour train ride through the Texas Hill Country through Bernet. Check out their website for themed rides throughout the year, including murder mystery, sweetheart, and Mardis Gras.
website: http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/

Fall Creek Vineyards (Tow)
(1.5 hour drive from Austin)
A Texas winery in the Texas Hill Country known for reasonably priced wines and generous tastings.
website: http://www.fcv.com/

Mount Bonnell
(In Austin city limits)
One of Austin's oldest city attractions and at 785 feet, is Austin's highest point within the Austin City Limits. Bring a picnic, wear comfortable shoes, and climb up the 100 stairs to the top for a great view of the city.
website: http://www.austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=287

San Antonio Zoo
(1.5 hour drive from Austin)
One of the largest zoos in the nation with over 3,500 animals and more than a million visitors each year.
website: http://www.sazoo-aq.org/

Schlitterbahn Waterpark
(45 minute - 1 hour drive from Austin)
Miles of tube chutes, endless rivers, uphill water coasters, waves for surfing, splashing, and relaxing, and kid-friendly water playgrounds. This park has something fun for everyone.
website: http://www.schlitterbahn.com/nb

Sea World (San Antonio)
(1.5 hour drive from Austin)
The world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment center, with shows, rides, exhibits, dining, and a lot of fun for all ages.
website: http://www.seaworld.com/sanantonio/

Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)
(1.5 hour drive from Austin)
Thrilling rides great for every age, world-class entertainment, and a water park, all make the 1.5 hour drive well worth it.
website: http://www.sixflags.com/fiestaTexas/