Sustainable Ecotourism Guide To Round Rock, Texas

Go green when you go to Round Rock! Sustainable ecotourism is #Trendy and for a good reason! It’s so important to find eco-friendly ways to travel and reduce your carbon footprint while you explore. Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of sustainable travel, let’s break it down. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), sustainable tourism means considering economic, social, and environmental impacts, ensuring it benefits visitors, the industry, the environment, and local communities. A vital aspect of this is Ecotourism, which involves responsible travel to natural areas, conserving the environment, supporting local well-being, and promoting eco-education. Now that you’ve got the deets on sustainable ecotourism, here are some practical ways to apply this knowledge during your Round Rock stay!

Explore Round Rock’s Natural Beauty

Ready to be an eco-explorer? Discover nature’s playground and embrace Round Rock’s outdoor scene. There is beauty around every corner! We have scenic parks, winding trails, and lush urban outdoor landscapes.

Pro planet tip: Leave no trace behind! Take only memories and leave only footprints.

Choose Eco-Friendly Accommodations

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Are you looking for planet-friendly lodging in Round Rock? We found some spots! According to Staze, The Avid, Holiday Inn Austin North Round Rock, Staybridge Suites, and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Austin Round Rock TX are some of the top sustainable hotels. These hotels are on a mission to reduce waste, lower carbon emissions, conserve water, and offer a sustainable stay!


Chose Farm-To-Table Dining

Enjoy locally sourced and sustainably produced meals at farm-to-table restaurants in Round Rock. Support local farmers and reduce your carbon footprint!

Blue Corn Harvest: Blue Corn Harvest has fresh farm, locally sourced food! Their menu has zesty options like Blue Corn Pork Taquitos and Verde Chicken Enchiladas to satisfy your taste buds and stomach!

Jack Allen’s Kitchen: Jack Allen’s Kitchen is a Texas treasure serving southern comfort food with a spin. They work with local farmers and ranchers to bring quality dishes to your table.

Whiskey Cake: This restaurant serves classic comfort foods with ingredients sourced from local farms. Their dishes are fresh, flavorful, and taste like home.

Salt Traders: At Salt Traders, they are passionate about Texas and sustainable seafood! They work closely with fishermen, mongers, and farms to ensure their dishes are fresh and high quality.

Shop Local

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When in Round Rock, shop small and visit our local farmer’s markets and shops! Immerse yourself in the genuine Round Rock experience as you discover our “Made in Round Rock” gems. Shop like a local and bring home a gift to remember your sustainable stay. Click here for a complete list of local spots.

Take public transportation

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Cutting your carbon footprint is a breeze with public transportation! Hop on our eco-friendly public transit options during your visit! Whether it’s our bus network or on-demand ride-sharing, we’ve got options aplenty! Click here for more transit information.

Celebrate Earth Day

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Get ready to celebrate Earth Day in style at the 2024 Earth Day Festival, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department! Gather at the Rabb Pavillion (3300 E Palm Valley Blvd) on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, for a day packed with eco-friendly fun! This free festival welcomes all ages and aims to bring the community together while raising awareness about caring for our planet.

We hope you have a tree-mendous time in Round Rock! If you are looking for more activities in our city, check out our Top 10 Things To Do. Celebrate every day like it’s Earth Day!