Although counseling is a good way to strengthen your relationship, there are many things that you can do to reconnect with your partner. There is no doubt that relationships take work – dedication, love, support, patience, and understanding. Therefore, it is extremely important that you show your partner just how much you love him or her. So, how can you show your significant other how committed you are? Well, by spending quality time with him or her. In fact, one of the best ways to remind yourself just how much you love your partner is by doing things with him or her – things you never tried before and things that you haven’t done in a long time.
What types of things? Well, today is your lucky day, because I have some valuable suggestions. You may not realize it, but Austin has a wealth of fun and relaxing activities that you can do together as a couple. So, regardless of whether you and your sweetheart are spending time absorbing the breathtaking views of the city, strolling through one of its popular parks, or simply walking hand-in-hand alongside a beautiful lake, there are plenty of ways to show the person you love just how important he or she is to you.
Listed below are some ways to reconnect with your significant other:
Want to spend quality time with your sweetheart, while enjoying the best view in town? If the answer is “YES,” grab your honey and head on over to Mt. Bonnell, also known as Covert Park. Why? Well, because it is an ideal spot for those looking to reconnect with each other and those newly in love. So, grab a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of beer, cheese and crackers, some sweet treats, and a cozy blanket, and make a trip to this beautiful park. There is one catch; however, and that is in order to witness this magnificent view, you have to climb a very long staircase. But, you can do it – together. I have faith in you.
And, if climbing just isn’t “your thing,” well, that is ok too! You can always stroll through the park hand-in-hand, marveling at the lush vegetation, colorful butterflies, and the sparkling lake. And, if you and your sweetheart want to do something a little more “active,” the park offers numerous hiking trails that you can explore at your own leisure. Oh, and in case you haven’t heard – Mt. Bonnell has been linked to relationship longevity. In fact, according to a local legend, many couples have fallen madly in love during their first visits, become engaged during their second visits, and gotten married during their third ones. Cool, huh? So, as you can see Mt. Bonnell offers a wide variety of activities that can and will rekindle the spark in your relationship.
Lady Bird Lake
Another great way to rekindle the fire in your relationship is by spending time at Lady Bird Lake, formerly Town Lake. At Lady Bird Lake you and your partner can take a hike on one of the Lake’s many trails (FYI – some of the trails are 10 miles long – Yikes!), or breathe in the fresh air as you peddle along the edges it. Or, if you are feeling more adventurous, you can jump in a canoe and start paddling, or try out kayaking for the first time. And, if you just want to soak in the atmosphere, well, then there are walking trails on both sides of Lady Bird Lake that are meant for talking and reconnecting with your sweetheart. And, guess what? Well, Lady Bird Lake provides an amazing view of Austin’s skyline. How cool is that?! Can it get any better? Why, yes it can! How? Well, nearby, there are a bunch of really cool restaurants, complete with outdoor patios, rockin live music, and fantastic food.
What restaurants are close to the Lake? Well, the Mexican restaurant, Chuy’s, is known for its mouthwatering chips and salsa, burritos, and margaritas, of course, and Shady Grove has the absolute best patio scene, complete with live music, and then there is Aussie’s Grill & Sport’s Bar , which has some of the best burgers, fries, milkshakes, beer, and volleyball around. Volleyball? Yep, you heard me right – volleyball. So, grab a ball and challenge your significant other to a friendly game of volleyball – what better way to have fun and reduce some of the stress and tension in your relationship? It is also a way to let your competitive natures run wild, but you didn’t hear that from me! Last, but definitely not least, check out a concert or sporting event at the Auditorium Shores, where you can grab a beer and a bag of popcorn, and then sit back and enjoy an exciting game of football, baseball, or soccer. Now that seems like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?
Austin Parks Foundation. (2015). Mt. Bonnell. Retrieved from http://www.austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=287
Lady Bird Lake. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.texasoutside.com/townlake.htm
Texas State Historical Association. (2015). Mt. Bonnell. Retrieved from https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjm28
Wikipedia. (2015). Austin. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Texas