It is important to remember in Kyle that your group’s primary focus is serving the city. However, you should not at all feel guilty for taking some time each day to see a site or two. It may be the first time for many in your group to visit the city, and some of them may not have another opportunity to visit again. It also is an integral part of understanding how the city works and the people who live here.


It can sometimes be hard to come by when looking for lodging, and often the mission schedule is so busy that it makes it hard for you to find time to cook. We have found that one of the best solutions has been to budget your trip around a cereal bar (continental-style breakfast), pack a sack lunch to eat on the go, and then give cash to participants at night.

We typically budgeted $10-$15 per person for the evening meals (Sunday-Thursday on a typical trip). Individuals who wanted to spend more supplemented with their own money. We always had thrifty members eat for closer to $5 and pocket their savings! The following is a list of affordable places and activities that we have used on previous trips for evening meals. Information and menus are easily accessible online. 

Things to do and places to eat in Austin

There are many things to do in Austin. Austin enjoys on average 222 days of sunshine each year so there are many things to do outside. You can click here to discover the variety of options.

Here are a few ideas for your team:

  • Paddle boarding
  • K-1 Speed Austin
  • Cota Karting
  • Cidercade
  • Lake Travis Zipline
  • Walk South Congress
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park
  • Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures
  • Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge
  • Bullock Museum
  • Capital of Texas
  • Murals for Photos

Things to do and places to eat in San Marcos/Kyle

While Kyle is a growing city and may not offer as many activities, the nearby city of San Marcos has several enjoyable local attractions for you and your team to explore. Click here to discover some other activities you can take your team to do.

  • Evo Entertainment
  • Doc's Drive-In Theatre
  • Go Kayaking at the San Marcos River
  • Shop at Premium Outlets

Things to do and places to eat in New Braunfels

New Braunfels is a rapidly growing suburban city with a charming blend of idyllic surroundings and metropolitan amenities. Renowned for its rich German-Texan heritage, the city attracts a significant number of visitors, particularly during the summer, who are drawn to its cold-spring rivers and diverse attractions, ranging from natural and historic sites to entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities.

  • Explore Landa Park
  • Comal River
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels
  • Gruene Historic District
  • Texas Ski Ranch
  • Natural Bridge Caverns

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