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Austin is the state capital of Texas, the fourth most populous city in Texas and is one of the US’ fastest-growing cities. Austin is nestled in the middle of Texas attracting people from all over the US. Austin and the surrounding area is home to beautiful scenic views, natural and picturesque sights, an abundance of green spaces while also being the center of the hustle and bustle.

If you are planning to visit someplace undeniably cool, your stop has to be Austin. With its obscene amount of food trucks, swimming holes, and numerous festivals, you are sure to have a time that is not only cool but is also memorable.

Not to forget the city’s iconic live music scene that punches way above its weight, and is centered around country, rock, and blues. Ergo, the reason why Austin is given the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ nickname.

Austin has lots of exciting trips and fun-filled sites in store for you! Below is the list of top Austin sightseeing destinations, museums, tours, and other things to do in Austin, Texas!

Watch Austins World Famous Congress Bridge Bats

The city of Austin popular for the love of Mexican Free-Trailed Bats! These nocturnal animals fly in the sky at sunset. Resting in the heart of downtown Austin and is the home of the largest bat colony in the world! The population of the Mexican- Free Trailed Bats is estimated to be 1.5 million each year!

You can get nice, scenic views of the Mexican Free-Trailer Bats on evenings from May through September. Best of all it doesn’t cost a thing to view on top of the congress bridge itself. If you would like to get a view from below then you can look into getting a sightseeing boat tour. These tours are available from Star Riverboats and Capital Cruises, and the fees range from $5-$10! Find the best ways to view the Congress Bridge Bats in our in-depth article – How To Watch Congress Bridge Bats.

Austin Congress Bridge Bats

Catch A Tour Of Austin, Texas

Austin has tons to offer you for an unforgettable time. With so much to see and witness, time seems to be extremely short. However, there is a way to experience, if not all, then visit the most “must-visit” places in Austin. Many companies are giving the best tours around the city making sure that you have a great time!

If you are looking for a solo tour, book a tour with Austin Detours! The experience allows visiting art, music and architectural delights, learning about organic gardening, discovering urban winemaking, touring the UT campus, and so much more!

With Twisted Tours, you can experience what it feels like to be a part of the crowd. Experience trivia, cheerings, loads of music, prizes, birthdays, and the list goes on! Want to explore the beer scene? Book a tour with Austin Brewery Tours! You can visit three breweries in a span of 4 hours! If you are willing to visit someplace else, lots more companies are waiting to help you out!

Austin Detours

Take A Swim At Barton Springs Pool 

The jewel of Austin- Barton Springs Pool lies in Zilker Park! This recreational water pool is filled entirely with water from the natural lakes. You can enjoy the swim starting free of cost to $9!

A very interesting fact about the pool is that it is home to the endangered Barton Springs Salamander. Every Thursday, the pool is closed from 9 am – 7 pm for the cleaning of the pool. This allows the pool to stay maintained for the wildlife and the guests too! Don’t forget to take a swim here!

Barton Springs Pool

Get Some Sun At McKinney Falls State Park

Who doesn’t like the sun? The beautiful McKinney Falls State Park allows  C, hiking, a casual picnic, and camping! You can even fish or take a swim in the Onion Creek! There are also cabins at the park which can be rented for an overnight stay. Tour fees start from free of costs to $6 per day! The beautiful McKinney Falls State Park is a place you don’t want to miss being a part of!

McKinney Falls State Park

Have A Night Out At Rainey Street

Want to taste something explicitly amazing? The Rainey Street District in Auston is sure to leave you in awe! Take a night out and visit the Rainey Street. This residential-turned commercial row boasts bars in remolded bungalows, food trucks galore, and upscale eateries. You can also be a part of the “nightlife” in Rainey Street and don’t forget to visit the museums and take part in the activities there!


Visit South Congress Avenue

Looking for a casual hangout? The Ladybird Lake neighborhood is where you should go! South Congress Avenue is the stroll you definitely you to take! The place is a popular hangout for locals and oozes homespun character. South Congress narrates the story of Austin’s yesteryear through its eateries, boutiques, galleries, and music venues!

Austin, Texas Skyline

Watch The Sunset At Mount Bonnell

Nature’s most mesmerizing view, the sunset gets more beautiful when you watch it from Mount Bonnell! Located in Covert Park at 3800 Mount Bonnell RdAustinTexas 78731, Mount Bonnell offers the most stunning view of the sunset. The mountain is often considered the heights point in Austin, Texas at 775 feet and provides a sweeping view of the Colorado River. You can’t miss that! The fee charge ranges from absolutely free! Just have to make the climb up 106 steps up historical flagstone stairs to get to the top. 

Relax At Some Of Austin’s Great Parks

Is there any better way to soothe yourself than being surrounded by nature? The answer is no. Nothing can substitute a day spent in the sunshine with fresh air.

You can find plenty of greenery in Austin, Texas parks! Austin’s amazing parks should be on top of the list of things to do in Austin. So, take a break and visit an array of Austin’s beautiful parks, including the beautiful The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, Butler Metro Park, Domain Central Park, and many more!

Butler Metro Park Grounds Night Dusk Downtown City Skyline Austin TX

 Start An Adventure At Barton Creek Greenbelt

Need an adventurous touch to your trip? The Barton Creek Greenbelt is your road to a thrilling journey! You can have a great time at this beautiful place and enjoy climbing, hiking, and camping. Consisting of 12.68 miles of gorgeous trails with the main trail spanning about 7 miles. The greenbelt is considered as one of the top hiking trails in all of Texas!

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Get Some Fresh Air At Boardwalk On Lady Bird Lake

Feel the wind on your skin and take a walk at the Lady Bird Lake! This urban path meanders along the water’s edge, passing skyscrapers, neighborhoods, cultural attractions, and ball fields. The Trail provides a great view of the city skylines. The Trail is 10 miles long and is Austin’s most popular recreational area. It’s a walk to remember!

Boardwalk at lady Bird Lake

Dine At Some Of Austin’s Top Restaurants 

Who isn’t a food-a-holic? Then there are too many options you can choose from! Austin is known primarily for its exceptionally well-furnished and excellent quality food restaurants. Here a few restaurants you definitely need to visit:

·      Uchi

·      Olamaie

·      Franklin Barbecue

·      Jeffery’s

·      Odd Duck

·      Adiamo

This is just a small list. There are so many more restaurants that will relish your tastebuds and leave you hungry for more!

Franklin BBQ

Visit Austin Food Truck Parks

Austin is not only famous for fine dining, but the food trucks in Austin are also flavorful and surely something you wouldn’t want to miss out on! Here is a list of some foods that you need to savor;

·      Sugar Pine

·      The Peached Tortilla

·      Foreign & Domestic

·      Fonda San Miguel

·      Hopfields

The list goes on and on! When you visit Austin, make sure that you try out these Food Truck Parks, its like food is everywhere, and you are going to love it!

Austin food truck parks

Rent A Party Boat On Lake Austin Or Lake Travis

Need to get a little party going? Lake Travis and Lake Austin have the biggest fleet of party boats. Take a few friends with you and enjoy the picturesque view of the sunset, the blue skies, and the amazing wind. The boats come with a versatile layout that is perfect for any and every kind of event! You will have memories to cherish for a lifetime! Check out some of our top Austin Boat Rental companies


Visit Austin Local Breweries 

Did you say you want to visit breweries? Austin has so many of them! The city practically runs on craft beer! Austin offers a plethora of opportunities to get close and personal with your favorite beverages! To name a few, Bluebonnet Brewery, Save the World Brewing Company, Infamous Brewing Company, Circle Brewing Company, and so many others. Your tasting buds are sure to love the experience.

Austin Breweries

Shop Popular Austin Areas

Shopping. Who doesn’t like that! When you visit Austin, there are so many stores waiting for you to step in and shop! Austin has some of the best places to shop! Don’t forget to visit Allen Boots, 2nd Street District, The Domain, The Arboretum and many boutique shopping outlets. The malls are beautifully built, surrounded by greenery, and have everything that you need for the perfect shopping experience!

Austin Local Shopping

Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures

Can you think of anything better than a Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures? The answer is a big NO! Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures is a private island getaway to a revolutionary Floating Water Park located at 14529 Pocohontas Trail Volente, TX 78641. The park includes climbing walls, monkey bars, slides, balance beams, and bridges. You can test your skills and have a gloriously amazing time! The water park is not age-limited; there is something for everyone to enjoy!

The cost is $56 a person

Waterloo Adventures Park

Catch A Race Or Concert At Circuit Of Americas

If you are a car- fanatic, you wouldn’t want to miss a race! The thrill, the adrenalin rush is something that is going to give you chills! Austin has Circuit of the Americas grade 1 FIA-specification 3.426-mile motor racing track and facilities. The track is located within the ETJ of Austin, Texas.

The city, famously known as “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin holds concerts as well. From rock, blues, and country, Austin has live music concerts that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Austin Circuit Of Americas

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