Austin is like heaven on Earth for hikers, trail running enthusiasts, and for open water swimming. The city has warm weather nearly year-round, making recreational activities a favorite pastime for locals. With more than about 20,000 acres of parks in the city alone, you are certain to find routes that will take your breath away. The best place to see amazing colorful displays is the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. You get 10 miles of fall paradise.