If you’re looking for great places to see in the ever-popular tourist destination of Austin, Texas, keep reading for some great tips.
The State Capitol.
What list would be complete without this wonderful tourist attraction adding to it? This formidable echo of its more famous Washington cousin is one of the oldest offices surviving in the world. If you’re into the history of politics, interested in the Texas Legislature or just are a history buff, you have to add this one to your must-see list. Free tours run daily, but be sure to check the hours.
Baylor street art wall.
If you’re looking for an experience that’s a little different, this one’s for you. Rising from the ashes of a lapsed condo project, this unique wall began to attract the best of Austin’s street artists. Ever evolving and changing, don’t forget to check back in with this unique face of modern Austin when you come back, too! If you’re brave, take to the top of the wall for an exquisite view.
Something for the hungry.
Antonelli’s cheese classes may not sound like a riot a minute- but you’d be mistaken. Come explore all things cheese with this fun activity for everyone. Whether you’re a cheese aficionado is irrelevant- you’ll have a blast. From tons of samples to stories and history of the art of cheesemaking, this one’s a great evening. You can bring in your own wine for a corking fee.
The Austin One World Theatre
The austin one world theatre is a seminal entertainment venue on the Austin landscape. From major concerts like Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and Nickelback, to conferencing and wedding venue options, the unique and spectacular One World Theatre has everything you could possibly want from your entertainment during your stay in the city.
Rocket’s Electrics for bike tours.
This is no ordinary bike hiring joint. These electric powered bikes allow you to skip the peddling and enjoy the sites. Whether you choose to take advantage of one of their unique tours, or simply hire one to explore the city on your own or with friends, it’s a great way to see the sites in comfort and style.
Go batty on Congress Avenue.
Austin’s Congress Bridge hosts North America’s largest urban colony of these tiny and precious little creatures. Home to around 1.5 million Mexican Free Tail bats, you’ll be able to watch their antics from Spring to Fall. This majestic site is utterly unmissable, and best enjoyed from the water itself. Boat tours on the river are available, up to an including for large parties and conferences.
For the brave at heart- Skydiving.
iFly offers indoor skydiving for those looking for the thrill without the dangers of bailing out of a plane at high altitude. With friendly, well trained staff to make sure you get the technique just right, your experience with their wind tunnel simulation is bound to get the adrenaline pumping.
No matter what your flavor of fun, Austin has something for everyone to enjoy!