Things To do in Austin, Texas

The attractions of Austin cater to all age groups. There Is a lot of green space to enjoy in Austin. You can bike in Zilker Metropolitan Park or swim in Barton Springs Pool to cool down. On rainy days you can opt for enjoying one of Austin’s great museums, like the Bullock Texas State History Museum. More of an art person? The Blanton Museum of Art should be your next go-to. End the day with fun and live music on Sixth Street. If you want to see everything quickly, sign up for a tour and get a guided view of it all. No matter how you decide to spend your time, you’re sure to enjoy what Austin, TX brings to the table!

Sate Capitol

Bring the kids along and add a bit of learning to your Austin visit. The State Capitol is free to enjoy for everyone. This place opened way back in 1888, and it’s actually fourteen feet taller than the White House! Much of the Capitol, including its Hall of Representatives and the governor’s receiving room,  look much like they did when the pink granite landmark of legislation first opened its doors.

The whole place had some major ongoing renovations starting the 1980’s, including the 667,00 square foot underground extension. Yes, you read that right. The state government of Austin, Texas has grown a lot since 1888! Many people believe this place to be the piece de resistance of all legislative buildings in the U.S. – but you be the judge. This is a great place to learn about Texas legislature and history, but be warned – the free admission means that it’s often crowded. Still, you won’t wanna miss this place.

Mount Bonnell

Another free activity that boasts spectacular Austin views, Mount Bonnell at Covert Park is a 5.1 linear park and a designated Texas Historic Landmark. It’s also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Basically, this spot isn’t going to jump up and disappear on ya. You can catch it any time you visit Austin, but we suggest sooner rather than later. This place has been a popular tourist attraction since the 1850’s – that’s before even the State Capitol was built! Now that’s saying something!

Zilker Metropolitan Park

It seems like no matter where you go in Texas, it’s always, always beautiful. Zilker Metropolitan Park is another example of this and is no different. The area that encompasses Zilker is considered one of the best places to live in Austin, and for good reason. You can find some of the most popular attractions in Austin, Texas here, including swimming holes, athletic fields, art museums and lots of open strolling space. You’ll want to give yourself more than a day to see all of what Zilker metropolitan Park has to offer. You can swim, canoe and even visit the Zilker Botanical Garden. Many popular city events take place in Zilker Metropolitan Park, so you can coordinate your trip with one of these. There’s always lots to do in Austin, TX!

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