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Our Top 10 things to do in Austin, Texas

March 27th, 2019

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Austin is the music capital of the United States which is why it is the hub for this annual show, South by Southwest. Find your way to the Austin Convention Center and be prepared for entertainment. You can enjoy many of the new and upcoming artists and watch interesting independent films; it’s worth your while to go to this event!


Lady Bird Lake

This big beautiful lake is a popular spot for tourists and for locals. Not only are there kayaks, canoes and paddleboards but there are about 10 miles of trails surrounding the lake. This gives travelers an experience they will remember for a long time!


The Driskill Hotel

You don’t have to be staying at this hotel to enjoy it. This hotel offers live music, a swanky bar and decadent food choices. It has also been selected as the best cocktail bar in Austin! Sip on your choice of cocktail and listen to some local bands play at this vacation destination hotel.


Hamilton Pool

This is another outdoorsy type adventure spot, that anyone will love, seriously. It features a 45-foot waterfall and a cool and refreshing grotto for guests to swim in and enjoy the Texas heat. There are some rules and restrictions since this is a habitat protected area. Find those rules here and splash around in Hamilton Pool!


Polvos Mexican Restaurant

Texas has some of the best Mexican cuisine around. Find yourself a seat at Polvos Mexican Restaurant and you will not be disappointed. Order an ice-cold margarita and indulge on endless chips and salsa. Doesn’t that sound perfect?


Umlauf Sculpture Garden

This quaint garden area used to be filled with scattered ponds which were used by soldiers to practice their fly fishing in the late 1930's. It was abandoned for about four decades, when in the early 1990’s it was transformed into a sculpture garden. Stroll through these gardens and enjoy the historic sculptures.


University of Texas home football game

Gear up for some excitement at one of the biggest football schools in America. Cheer on the Longhorns with your burnt orange shirt, face paint and a big “T” hat. You will have a wild and loud experience at this game, but it makes good football!

Alamo Drafthouse

Voted the number one theater in America by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse is the place to grab a cold drink and watch a feature film. Be careful with your cell phone though, this theater does not tolerate cell phone use of any kind, they want the experience to be memorable and pleasurable by all audiences, so that is why they leave out any advertisements before your movie as well. Enjoy dinner and a movie at this theater on your next trip to Austin.


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Want to know all the history there is to know about the state of Texas? Then come on down to the Bullock Texas State History Museum named after the state's 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock. Buy your tickets online and be a Texas history buff after your tour.


The Liberty East Side King

This Asian fusion food truck will definitely cater to your taste buds. Top Chef winner Paul Qui started the East Side King and it has been a hit ever since. Gourmet food served outside of The Liberty Bar, makes for a perfect end to your day.

Austin proudly boasts its weirdness whenever possible, and you will appreciate how wonderful weird can be the minute you start exploring this booming Texas town! Be sure to spend a few days hoofing it around the downtown. You will make discoveries wherever you go, adding your own contributions to our top things to do in Austin. Who knows? You may love it so much that you decide to plant roots there like so many others have lately.

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