Austin is a thriving employment epicenter and has become a popular place to both live and travel to. There is such a wide variety of activities in Austin that it is the perfect place to plan your next vacation.
- Austin Has A Rich History
Explore the history of Austin by taking a walking tour through the city. Tours are offered through Preservation Austin where you can stroll and see historical sites like Congress Ave., Old West Austin and iconic music venues like the Broken Spoke. There are also museums like the Austin History Center of the Elisabet Ney Museum and LBJ Presidential Library that are rich in history.
- State Capitol
Visit the Texas State Capitol building where you can get a guided tour of the historic state-building.
- Vibrant Arts Community
There is a vibrant arts scene in Austin and many ways to enjoy it. There are several museums like the Blanton Museum of Fine Art, the Mexic Arte-Museum, and the Harry Ransom Center. In the evenings you can take in a performance at the Austin Symphony or Ballet Austin.
- Wine Tasting In Hill Country
In the outer areas of Austin, known as Texas Hill Country, there is a popular wine community. There are several family-owned wineries, and you can spend the afternoon visiting Fredericksburg Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards and Chisholm Trail Winery, among others.
- Food, Food, And More Food!
Austin has such a wide variety of eateries that there are even tours dedicated just to exploring restaurants. There are tours offered through Austin Eats Good Tours and Austin Detours Food Tour. There are also many popular barbeque restaurants that you can tour in Texas BBQ Austin’s BBQ Crawl.
There are also popular districts known for their restaurants like South First/Bouldin Creek, Sixth Street and South Congress where there are places to enjoy a meal or grab a snack in between your touring of the city.
- Experience Nature
Again, heading to Texas Hill Country, there are endless outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, and even horseback riding are available at parks throughout the area like Garner State Park., Blue Hole Regional Park or the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Or, if water is more your taste, you can tube down the Guadalupe River, take a swim in Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve or fish at on Canyon Lake or Lake Buchanan.
Austin has a vibrant music scene, and there are historic music venues and well-known music festivals held throughout the year. Live music has been playing at The Continental Club and C-Boy’s Heart & Soul since the 1950s, which are still popular places to visit. One of the most popular music festivals is the Austin City Limits Festival, but there are also festivals held throughout the year like the Waterloo Music Festival, Pecan Street Festival and the Levitation Music Festival, among others.
- Think out of the Box
If you want to experience some of the more unique adventures in Austin, you can take a duck boat tour, go on a haunted house hearse tour, visit an escape room adventure or go cave exploring.