Top 10 Things To Do in Austin
1. Eat at Franklin Barbecue
In Texas, the home of barbecue, there is no better place to eat than Franklin Barbecue. It is absolutely delicious and you will be wanting to go back for more! There are long lines because of its amazing taste so get there early and enjoy!
2. Austin Bats
From early Spring until Late October/ Mid-November, you can see 1.5 million bats emerge out from under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge starting 20 minutes before sundown. There is a lawn right next to the bridge that gives the perfect viewpoint. It is amazing as you see them all fly out together!
A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You’ll be adventuring all over Austin and the surrounding areas solving clues that will have you exploring the city, including spots you likely haven't explored before! It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!
4. Texas State Capitol
Built in 1885, the Texas State Capitol is amazing! With free tours, you will get to know all the details one one of the biggest US Capitol buildings.
5. Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Nestled on 30 acres on University of Texas at Austin’s campus, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum gives you an exclusive look into LBJ and his wife. You can see a replica of the Oval Office, the key details in some of his biggest decisions and you can also learn a lot about what his wife did while LBJ was in office too!
6. Sixth Street
Looking to unwind and enjoy the night? Sixth Street is the perfect place! This historic street is now known as the party street. There is live music, restaurants and on certain nights, block parties! It is a must-see place in Austin!
7. University of Texas Game
Known as the home of football, Texas has always had great players but what better way to enjoy it than in Memorial Stadium watching the Longhorns. This massive stadium will show you some of the best football, crowds and game atmosphere you will ever experience!
8. South Congress
Not a lot of time but want to see it all? South Congress will show you a great view of the State Capitol, put you right above where the Austin Bats fly out and also provide you with great dining and shopping!
9. Mount Bonnell
Perched 800 feet over downtown Austin, Mount Bonnell gives you a different yet amazing view. You can get out of the hustle and bustle to really see it all and if you are lucky enough to be up there at sunset, it is magical.
10. Barton Springs Pool
On the grounds of Zilker Park, this 100 foot long pool, filled from natural springs, is the perfect place to escape the Texas heat! You can enjoy the beautiful park while taking in this unique swimming experience!