Celebrate Your Friends with Galentine’s (& Palentine’s) Day

The (slightly unofficial) date to shower those in your life that warm your heart and make it full is February 13. We think friends are worth celebrating, and we LOVE the trend of an entire day dedicated to these platonic bonds! We’ve gathered some of our favorite gift ideas for a day of fun. Let us know how you celebrate in the comments!

A fun day of shopping and pampering might be the perfect way to start your day!

A sweet treat dropped off with a hug is a great way to show you care! Here is a list of great bakeries in Leander we think you will love!

Use our handy Leander Attraction Guide & Leander Dining Guide to find something unexpected to do in Leander or a new favorite food stop!

You can totally send your sweetie flowers on Valentines day as well, but flowers make a thoughtful gift for your friends.

Who says you can’t get friendship necklaces as adults? Splurge on yourself and your besties with a matching set. We are sure these local jewelers will be able to help you find just what you are looking for.

Central Texas Fall Bucket List

We are going to take the slightly cooler temperatures as a sign that fall has officially arrived! We are putting together our ultimate fall bucket list of must-do activities with a printable checklist at the end so that you can join us!

1. Visit the Texas Pumpkin Fest

Do all your favorite fall activities in one place! Rides, pumpkin pics, magic shows, pumpkin smashing, axe throwing, face painting, activities, find it all and more at the Texas Pumpkin Fest, now at their new larger location at the VFW in Leander.

2. Take the Ghosts and Legends Tour in Granbury, TX

Find out why they say that the Ghosts and Legends tour in Granbury, TX is the show where Texas history never left! While you are there, stop by the wineries and sample their fall treats!

3. Go on a Fall Family Scavenger Hike at Lakewood Park

Lakewood park has something for everyone and is the perfect place to collect leaves, take pictures and complete your very own Fall Photo Scavenger Hike. Be sure to see the newly opened Sculpture Garden!

4. Walk the “Tricks and Treats” Haunted Forest at Devine Lake Park on October 29th

The Leander Parks and Recreation and the Police Department invite you to enter the haunted forest…if you dare! But fear not! Everyone can wander the path and stop to get candy in the SPOOKTACULAR event. Stick around to watch Hotel Transylvania and take part in the costume contest!

5. Brave “Last Stop Haunt” and bring canned goods for HCCM

Bring your bravery (and canned goods to donate to Hill Country Community Ministries) to Last Stop Haunt! Get your fill of fright and fun and maybe pick up some candy too!

6. Don Your Lederhosen and Celebrate Oktoberfest in Fredricksburg, TX

Founded on its German heritage, you won’t find a better place to celebrate an authentic Oktoberfest event than in Fredricksburg! Make your plans now!

7. Attend An ACL Weekend

Nothing is more iconically Austin than the Austin City Limits Music Festival! Get in the spirit and keep Austin weird!

Let us know when you check an item off the list in the comments! And don’t forget to post your pictures and tag us on our social channels so we can go on your fall journey with you! You can also use the hashtags #leanderis and #visitleandertx in any of your posts and we might repost you!

Back to School Basics

Can you believe the 2022-2023 school year starts next week? Summer has flown by! We know the planning that goes into getting ready for a new school year, so we are helping to lighten that load. We reached out to everyone we knew and gathered our best finds here for you.

We also included these printable daily and weekly planner pages that will fit into any three-ring binder or folder to help you or your student get organized!

Training for Your Athlete

D1 Training

D1 Training in Cedar Park is offering a special for you or your student: 7 days for $7.

Whether your child is looking to make a competitive team or be a starter on their High School varsity team, this is their competitive edge… 

D1 Training Cedar Park

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Phoenix Athletics

Phoenix Athletics can’t wait to see you on Saturday, August 20 for their Back-To-School Bash with giveaways!

Back-To-School Haircuts and styles

Southern Sugar & Brow

Southern Sugar & Brow in Leander is offering specials to get you ready for a FABULOUS school year.

Get Your Lessons, Activities & Tutoring Set Up!

Learnlee tutoring

LearnLee knows how important a Homework routine is for a successful school year! Save your spot in their Homework Club, and get this school year off to a great start!

Sense & Color School of Music

Sense & Color School of Music has a great deal for your budding musicians! Get your first 45 minute lesson for $25 with no commitment.

Premier Martial ARts Leander

Premier Martial Arts Leander knows that martial arts have proven to add focus, concentration and discipline, all things that will aid your student in school and life! Reach out to them to find out which program will work for your family.


Invictus is offering tours several times in August. Reach out today to schedule yours!

Get those Smiles Ready!

Leander Orthodontics

Leander Orthodontics is offering a fantastic discount for back-to-school to get you or your student ready for all the photo moments.

Renken Dentistry of Crystal Falls

Renken Dentistry of Crystal Falls is offering a free consultation for Invisalign to get those pearly whites all straightened out!

Let Someone Else Get Dinner On The Table

Dream Dinners of Northwest Austin

Dream Dinners Meal Kits has a great idea, let them get dinner ready! Back to school means practices, extra curricular, homework and more. Take advantage of their meal prep starter pack, $99 for 6 medium meals or 3 large meals!

Sharks Burger

Sharks Burger is celebrating 5 years in Leander on August 19, which happens to be the Friday of the first week of school! Celebrate with them and take a night off food shopping, cooking and cleaning!

Get stress relief

Apex Sports Medicine

Apex Sports Medicine knows the importance of moving well and living well, it’s their specialty. Just in time to relieve back-to-school stress, this month get $15 off any length Massage Therapy session, 60, 90 or 120 minutes!