Travel 15 Fun Things to do in Austin, Texas

15 Fun Things to do in Austin, Texas


Austin is the state capital of Texas, USA. The city is inland bound bordering hills and valleys around it. The place is known for its live music that inculcates country, blues and rock. The place is also surrounded by multiple parks where you can try hiking, biking, swimming and boating. But the city is not just it. If you are visit the city to explore more, we are here to help.

So here we come up with 15 amazing tourist attractions in Austin that you should definitely try when you visit the city.

1. Haunted ATX Tours

One of the unique things to explore in Austin in to get into spooky hearse limo or vans. This tour lets your and friends have an experience of a hearse converted into a limo with spooky art forms. The tour takes you to various historical locations and you can even enjoy horror takes while riding.

2. The Escape Room

This is number 1 escape room in Austin where you and your friends will get numerous cues to complete a mission and ultimately escape. They have many different adventures to choose from. Major ones include Gold Rush, Playground, Prison Break, and more.

3. Mount Bonnell

Considered as highest spot in the area, this point provides a wonderful view of the city. You can even see the Lake Austin and the surrounding hills. It is one of the main historic landmarks of Texas.

4. Congress Bridge Bats

This is one of the top listed activities of Austin. During the sunset, you can watch almost a million bats flying across the Congress Bridge. People come here just to watch these birds fly in a relentless manner.

5. Live Love Paddle Boats

Boating is one of the main attractions of Austin. The tourists come here, rent kayaks, paddleboats and canoes for sightseeing in the Lady Bird Lake. The downtown view of the city is amazing from the lake. And don’t forget, you will also get some exercise while enjoying.

6. Wine Tours

The arid weather and micro climates are best homes for vineyards, and so is Austin. You can explore some of the best vineyards of the region in Austin. The company Austin Wine Tours can set you up with amazing tours to the best vineyards around to make your evenings delightful.

7. Magic’s Theatre

The place is famous for its magic shows on Fridays and Saturdays. The place is also like a magic museum as it has collections of Harry Houdini’s magic shows.

8. The Range

Why not show off some aiming skills? The Range in Austin provides you with amazing experiences as soon as you walk in. The place provides you with rifles, pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and what not. Don’t worry about the safety. A safety officer will always be there to guide you.

9. Lake Travis Zip Lines

Who doesn’t want some adventure and thrill in their life? With the Zip lines in Lake Travis, you can zip across forest and water and across some of the best scenery of Austin.

10. Blanton Museum of Art

The museum is located at the University of Texas, Austin campus. If you are an art enthusiast then you should definitely visit this museum. It comprises of more than 18000 works, ranging from Renaissance to recent masterpieces by renowned artists.

11. Sixth Street

If you want to know why Austin is called the Live Music Capital of the World then you should definitely visit this place. Here you will discover some of the newest and youngest talents of Austin performing for people. It has now become a hub of Austin music scene.

12. LBJ Presidential Library

This place is not as boring as it sounds. The library is dedicated to the 36 presidents of the USA. It covers all the artefacts about presidents that you would expect including their papers, holiday cards, photographs and much more.

13. Mayfield Park and Preserve

If you are fond of seeing birds and animals at their natural habitats then this place is perfect for you. The place is primarily known for its vast population of peacocks and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

14. Barton Creek Greenbelt

The place comprises of two main waterfalls, Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls. You can go there with your friends, put up campfires and enjoy the night. The place is also known for rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and many other activities.

15. Inner Space Cavern

If you want to feel the prehistoric era within a busy metropolitan city, then this is the place to visit. Beneath one of the Texas’ busiest interstate highways lies natural cavern formed millions of years ago. The place is dimly lighted, best suited for the kind of experience that you would expect from such place.

Everything seems impossible until it is done. Writer @zestvine

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