Great Things To Do in Austin

Austin is situated on the banks of the Colorado River and is known for its variety of artistic venues, which feature live music and artistic exhibitions. Here are some fun things to do while you are in the city.

A view from the top of Mount Bonnell overlooking Lake Austin.

1. Mt Bonnell & Mayfield Park

Climb all 106 steps of Mt. Bonnell to enjoy the view and go see peacocks at the Mayfield Park.

3800 Mt. Bonnell Dr. / (512) 477-1566
Mayfield Park- 3505 W 35th St. / (512) 974-6700



Hamilton Pool grotto

2. Hamilton Pool

Take a friend to Hamilton Pool and experience the miracle of nature.

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Spring.
(512) 264-2740



A group watches bats fly out from the Congress Avenue bridge.

3. Congress Avenue Bridge

In the summer, watch millions of bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Congress Avenue Bridge
(512) 327 9721



Darrell K Royal stadium during a football game.

4. Memorial Stadium

Watch the UT Longhorns play at Memorial Stadium.

2139 San Jacinto Blvd.
(512) 477-6060



A swimmer prepares to jump off a diving board at Barton Springs pool.

5. Barton Springs

Swim in the constant 68 degrees, spring-fed Barton Springs.

2201 Barton Springs Rd.
(512) 867-3080



A view of the Texas State capitol at night.

6. State Capitol Building

Tour our historic State Capitol Building.

1100 Congress Ave.
(512) 463-4630



A view of the 360 Pennybacker Bridge spanning across Lake Austin.

7. Lake Austin

Go boating on Lake Austin.

Capital of Texas Highway
(Loop 360) Bridge



A view of the LBJ Library and fountain.

8. LBJ Library & Museum

Learn about the 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, at the LBJ Library & Museum.

2313 Red River St.
(512) 721-0200



A trail at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center surrounded by bluebonnets.

9. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center

Explore the grounds of the national Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center

4801 La Crosse Ave.
(512) 232-0100



A view of the Paramount theater at night.

10. The Paramount

Take in a show at one of Texas's oldest theatres, The Paramount.

713 Congress Avenue
(512) 472-5470



Two people dancing at the Broken Spoke.

11. Broken Spoke

Learn to dance the traditional Texas two-step at the Broken Spoke.

3201 S. Lamar Blvd.
(512) 442-6189



A view of the formations inside the Longhorn Caverns.

12. Longhorn Caverns

Explore the beauty of the Longhorn Caverns.

6211 Park Road 4 So., Burnet.
(512) 756-4680



A view of the Cathedral of Junk with various objects arranged into a structure.

13. Cathedral of Junk

Tour the weird Cathedral of Junk.

4422 Lareina Dr.
Private home. Call to verify: (512) 299-7413



A donkey wearing a lei next to a child at Eeyore's birthday.

14. Eeyores Birthday Party

Celebrate at Eeyores Birthday Party

Pease Park - 1100 Kingsbury St



A view of Graffiti park with a mural.

15. Baylor Street Art Wall

Take a picture at the Baylor Street Art Wall.

1100 Baylor St.