The Texas State Capitol is the oldest surviving state office structure and a great place to learn about Texas history and the Texas Legislature.
Free Tours are available daily:
|Mon – Fri:||8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Sat:||9:30 am – 3:30 pm|
|Sun:||Noon – 3:30 pm|
Downtown Austin offers a variety of things to do for everyone. Endless list of restaurants, bars, music, museums and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Downtown Austin is hippie meets modern.
Barton Springs Pool is situated at the grounds of Zilker Park. It is a must-go-to place in the summer to cool off, with a 68 degree temperature all year round.
The Congress Avenue Bridge is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. You can see these bats emerge out of the bridge, covering the sky around sunset at no cost.
Austin is known for its incredible music scene. Many people from around the world travel to Austin just to attend these music events, and to get the full experience of Austin’s live music scene!
Here are some few listed below:
- SXSW- Annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival during the month of March. A great opportunity to see up-and-coming bands and films.
- ACL- Showcasing the music of Austin as well as other regional and national acts on 6 stages for 3 days in Zilker Park with a great view of Downtown Austin.
- Reggae Fest- 3 day event showcasing Reggae music at Auditorium Shores in mid-April supporting the capital food bank.
and many more….
6. Zilker Park
Zilker Park is a 351 acre, dog-friendly park situated in the heart of south Austin. The park offers many different types of fun outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, jogging, and many more. The park also serves as a hub for many special events such as ACL, SWSW, Reggae fest, Zilker Kite Festival and many more.
Hamilton Pool is an amazing swimming hole with its own waterfall located 30 miles of west Austin. It is a great place to bring family and friends for a swim and picnic on the hot Texas summer heat.
8. 6th street
The most famous, well know street in Austin. 6th street (formerly known as Pecan Street) serves as Austin’s heart of entertainment and nightlife scene. The old historical buildings are now used as bars, music venues, cafes, art galleries, etc. If you want to experience Austin’s crazy nightlife, 6th street is the place to go.
Looking for a unique tour experience? Austin Segway tour is a cool, new unique Austinite way to show you around town while riding a Segway.
10. Austin Duck Tour
Tour of Austin’s downtown and beautiful Lake Austin inside of an unsinkable, Hydra Terra vehicles. 75 minutes of sightseeing that includes Historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol Building, Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Governor’s Mansion, and Lake Austin.
To book your tickets now click here.
11. Get a Pedicab ride!
With Austin’s crazy nightlife, it can be tough to walk from one end of 6th street to the other especially if you are a girl wearing heels! No need to fear, pedicabs are available to take you around town! It is the easiest way to get around, avoiding the traffic, and the hassle of looking for parking. It is a unique experience you must try if you are visiting Austin.
12. Austin Zoo
Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo rescuing animals. It offers a different type of zoo experience where you can see the Animals that have been rescued. The Austin Zoo is one of the few non-profit zoo rescuing animals.
Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the world” and home to many well-known music venues. Thousands of people travel to Austin, for many special events like ACL, SXSW, Reggae fest, to see up and coming artist/bands. The Austin music scene is incomparable to any other, whatever genre of music you are feeling you will surely find it here in Austin any day.
Rent/bring any type of water sport fun! Only non-motorized water sports are permitted, so it sure is family and kid friendly!
The Austin Steam Train runs nearly every weekend of the year providing riders with a memorable journey on Austin’s greatest rail adventure in the Hill Country.
Austin has some of the best restaurants. With different variety of restaurants that caters to any taste. Best time to explore Austin’s restaurant is during Austin Restaurant Week, partake and dine at the finest restaurants throughout the city with a lower priced menu.
17. Alamo Drafthouse
The Alamo Drafthouse is a well-known movie theater which offers food and drink service inside, while enjoying a movie. This theater also host different types of events and showings of all-time favorite classics first run movies.
The Austin Farmers’ Market is a local non-profit organization that encourages individuals to make healthy food choices and to support local farmers. Healthy, Organic, and Fresh!
19. Lake Travis
If you are looking for a breath taking scenery and a relaxing atmosphere, visit Lake Travis. With unlimited outdoor and water sport activities everyone can participate.
20. South Congress
Eclectic, hip, fashionable, and funky all combined. Surrounded by numerous restaurants, shops and music venues.
21. Dell Diamond
The Dell Diamond is the home stadium of Round Rock Express, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Dell Diamond is not only a place to see a baseball game; they also offer variety of group outings for your special occasions.
Austin offers many free museums. Learn about History, Culture, Music, and Art! This is a fun activity for families to experience, explore and enjoy at no cost.
Austin is home to many fun festivals and special events all year round. There is always something celebrate and there is always something to do or go to.
Festivals and Events:
Keep Austin Weird 5K, Austin Fine Arts Festival, Austin Marathon, Zilker Kite Festival, Austin Film Festival, Trail of Lights, Hot Sauce Festivals and many more.
24. Mount Bonnell
Mount Bonnell is considered the highest point in Austin at 775 feet. It is a popular tourist destination to view the city of Austin, Lake Austin and surrounding hills.
Eeyore’s Birthday is a festival scheduled on the last Saturday of April in Austin’s Pease Park celebrating Eeyore’s birthday from Winnie the Pooh.This event is filled with fun things you can enjoy such as live music, drum circles, food and drinks which benefits local non-profit organizations. Attendants are encouraged to dress up in costumes.