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Austin

4.3
Government Buildings · History Museums · Entertainment Centers

Popular things to do in Austin

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Government Building
Texas State Capitol
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Bridge
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Bullock Texas State History Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
From alternative festivals and live concerts, to theater plays and sporting events, there are plenty of interesting things to do in Austin. Texas State Capitol is arguably Austin's most visited attraction, but to learn the full story of the state--from the earliest Native American communities to the struggle for independence and the modern era--go to Bullock Texas State History Museum. One of the city's most popular recreational areas, Barton Springs Pool is a great destination for a family outing. The nearby Zilker Metropolitan Park is another hub of outdoor recreation. If you're a nature lover, don't miss the world's largest urban bat colony hanging under the arches of Congress Avenue Bridge.

Side trips from Austin

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Theme Park
SeaWorld San Antonio
3.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Cave
Natural Bridge Caverns San Antonio
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Military Museum
National Museum of the Pacific War Fredericksburg
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
The Alamo San Antonio
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Austin

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Hot Spring
Barton Springs Pool
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Zilker Metropolitan Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Mount Bonnell
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Central Market
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Austin

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History Museum
LBJ Presidential Library
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
The Blanton Museum of Art
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Natural History Museum
Texas Memorial Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Austin

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Bike and Brew ATX
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Elisabet Ney Museum
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Biking Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Harry Ransom Center
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Austin

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Distillery Tour
Austin Brewery Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Brewery
St Elmo Brewing Company
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Independence Brewing Co
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
Hops & Grain Brewing
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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