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.
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 Houston: Track 21
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
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
Decompress with a yoga class. Strike a pose and unwind.
Where to go in Austin: Black Swan Yoga | Wanderlust | Core Power | BFree | Sukha
Where to go in Houston: Joy Yoga | Your Body Center | Yoga One | Revolution Studio | Pralaya Yoga
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 Austin: Barton Creek Greenbelt | Red Bud Isle
Where to go in Houston: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center | Hermann Park
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
Track 21 Facebook
Flying Trapeze Facebook
Joy Yoga blog
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Facebook
Zilker Botanical Garden | Heather Cowper of heatheronhertravels