Things to do While in Austin

Things to do in Austin ....

  1. See live music in the Live Music Capitol of the World .
  2. Take in the theatre (Zachary Scott, Paramount Theatre, Alamo Drafthouse).
  3. Go two-steppin’ at the Broken Spoke or salsa dancing at Miguel’s La Bodega.
  4. Get outdoors!
    1. Jog or rent bikes on the hike and bike trail ~ http://bartonspringsbikerental.com/
    2. Rent kayaks/canoes at town lake ~ http://www.rowingdock.com/
    3. Hike/mountain bike/rock climb on the Barton Creek Greenbelt ~ http://www.texasoutside.com/bartongreenbelt.htm
  5. Visit museums (Thinkery - Austin Children’s MuseumThe Contemporary Austin - ArtThe Blanton Museum of ArtLBJ Presidential LibraryBob Bullock Texas State History MuseumKathy Womack GalleryHarry Ransom MuseumMexic-Arte Museum).
  6. Tour the State Capitol of Texas – a landmark of the Lone Star state.
  7. Visit gardens: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower CenterZilker Botanical GardenUmlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.
  8. Take a day trip to the hill country (Fredericksburg, Wimberley, Enchanted Rock) ~ http://www.texashillcountry.com/
  9. Eat! Eat!! Eat!!!
  10. Lots of barbeque (Rudy’s, The Green Mesquite, Salt Lick).
  11. Lots of Tex Mex (Chuy’s, Guerro’s, Maudies, Maria’s Taco Express).
  12. Fine Latin American influenced comida (El Sol y La Luna, Manuel’s, Fonda San Miguel, Curra’s, Habana Restaurant,).
  13. 24-HOUR DINERS – Cheap & Good (Magnolia Café, Kerby Lane).
  14. Coffee shop hopping: Bring a book and hit locally owned coffee houses (Spider House, Jo’s on Congress, Mozart’s on Lake Austin, Little City,  Austin Java).
  15. Visit Town Lake’s Bat Colony – North America’s largest bat colony (1.5 million) live under the Congress street bridge!!! See them fly at sunset through October.
  16. Shop locally-owned boutiques at 6th and Lamar (West 6th), Guadalupe St. (“The Drag”), SoCo (South Congress St.) or high-end shops at The Arboretum.
  17. Visit the University of Texas at Austin – UT Tower, The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, LBJ Library & Museum ~ http://www.utexas.edu/
  18. See sunset and salsa dance at the Oasis on Lake Travis.
  19. Swim in the constant 68 degree water of Barton Springs Pool, an artesian spring fed swimming hole in Zilker Park ~ http://www.texasoutside.com/bartonpool.htm
  20. Ascend all 99 steps to the top of Mount Bonnell for a breathtaking view of both the city and the hill country.

 

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