THE GREAT OUTDOORS:Bat Emergence
Austin is home to the world’s largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats, and from April to October you can watch them take flight at dusk from under the Congress bridge in downtown Austin.
Located in Central Austin, Zilker Park has plenty of room to stretch your legs. This park is home to a beautiful botanical garden, the famous Barton Springs Pool, a huge playscape, picnic areas and even an outdoor theatre. Take a ride on the miniature train, or tour the park’s Nature Center with hands-on exhibits for children.
One of Austin’s oldest tourist attractions. At 785 feet, the tallest natural landmark within the city limits.
One of Austin’s largest and oldest parks, Emma Long Metropolitan Park, otherwise known as City Park offers fishing, camping, swimming, boating, cliff diving, and picnicking. The park is three miles along Austin’s Lady Bird Lake shoreline.
Bull Creek Park
Beautiful scenery of Bull Creek, which feeds into Lady Bird Lake. Picnic, volleyball, and several hike-and-bike trails. Upstream from the park is a 100-acre greenbelt great for hikers and cyclists.
Mansfield Dam Park
On Lake Travis, this is a hot spot for camping, boating, scuba diving, swimming, and picnic tables with great views of the lake.
Along the north fork of the San Gabriel River, three parks offer boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking and camping.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES:Inner Space Cavern
Between Round Rock and Georgetown is the newest cave discovered in Texas. Travel down a cable car and view fascinating natural formations and Ice Age animal remains.
A working farm that teaches children what life was like for Texans over a hundred years ago, with several hands-on exhibits where children make old-fashioned toys and candy, harvest crops, or even milk cows.
Peter Pan Mini Golf
An Austin tradition since 1946, enjoy two 18-hole courses with a variety of characters, obstacles, and surprises.
LIVE MUSIC:The Broken Spoke
Texas’ most definitive dance hall with a huge dance floor and museum with country music artifacts like Bob Wills’ hat and pictures of country music legends performing onstage.
The Continental Club
A true Austin live music legend bringing bands to South Congress since 1957, with award-winning happy hours and music of all genre’s.
In Austin’s historic Warehouse District, Speakeasy has multiple stages with a variety of live music.
Well known as the first club on 6th street, Antone’s opened in 1975 and is one of the best live music venues in Austin, bringing big names and locals with live music every night of the week.
Known for great Texas BBQ and live music, attracting big names and local talent in all music genres.
Austin City Limits Live
Live from the Moody Theatre, this state-of-the-art venue features some of the greatest artists of all time, and is where the acclaimed PBS series “Austin City Limits” is filmed.
MUSEUMS AND SIGHTSEEING:Austin Museum of Art
Stroll along the stone pathway in the naturally landscaped gardens, and enjoy the museum, where even the building is an artifact. Built in 1916, the Mediterranean-style villa is home to many exhibits and the annual family art show.
The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
View a replica of Johnson’s Oval Office, a Vietnam War exhibit, and the personal effects and gifts the president received from other heads of state.
Texas State Capitol
A replica of the U.S. Capitol, only a little bit larger, the State Capitol building is an impressive site. View statues of well-known Texas heroes and portraits of the state’s governors.
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