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Monday Funday: Leap Day 2016 Edition

February 29, 2016

Today — Monday, February 29 — is Leap Day! While many of us will treat today like any other day, here at milk + honey, we’re taking our cue from Modern Family‘s Phil Dunphy’s book and using this “extra” day to do something special. Whether that means creating a fun day that your childhood would be envious of or taking a few minutes to breathe and relax, we’re sharing with you some our favorite ways to spend it.

 

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Needing a little stress relief from Mopac or the Katy Freeway? Let out your inner speed demon with a lap or 10 around the Go-Kart track.

Where to go in Austin: K1 Speed

Where to go in HoustonTrack 21

 

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Scared of heights? This Leap Day, tackle one of your biggest fears with a trapeze class! From swinging trapeze and ariel silks to bungee trapeze, you’ll spend the day moonlighting as a Cirque du Soleil performer.

Where to go in Austin: The Flying Trapeze

Where to go in Houston: Vault Houston

 

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Put on your walking shoes and go explore some of the great murals these cities have to offer. From memorial pieces to sweet love gestures, these works of art are a must-see!

Where to go in Austin:  You’re My Butter Half | HOPE Outdoor Gallery | Hi, How Are You 

Where to go in Houston:  Biscuit Paint Wall | Greeting from Houston | Thread Sunshine Wall

blog12345 Decompress with a yoga class. Strike a pose and unwind.

Where to go in Austin: Black Swan Yoga | Wanderlust | Core Power BFreeSukha

Where to go in Houston: Joy Yoga | Your Body Center | Yoga One | Revolution Studio | Pralaya Yoga

 

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Henry David Thoreau said it best, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Shake up your morning routine with a hike or stroll across some of these cities’ beautiful parks!

Where to go in AustinBarton Creek Greenbelt | Red Bud Isle

Where to go in Houston: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center | Hermann Park 

 

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It’s important to stop and smell the roses, and what better way place to do this than at a garden. Both Austin and Houston have many world-renown gardens, filled with stunning greenery and incredible sculptures.

Where to go in Austin: Zilker Botanical Garden | Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Where to go in Houston: Houston Botanic Garden | Bayou Bend Collection and Garden

 

Photo credits:

Track 21 Facebook
Flying Trapeze Facebook
Joy Yoga blog
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Facebook
Zilker Botanical Garden | Heather Cowper of heatheronhertravels

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