Activities

Bats on Congress Avenue Bridge – Check out Austin’s urban bat colony. The bats fly out just before sunset. They can be viewed from the Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin-American Statesman park, or take a bat cruise with Lonestar Riverboat.
208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin | 512.327.1388
http://lonestarriverboat.com

Umlauf Sculpture Garden – Appreciate art and gardens? Enjoy this museum and outdoor sculpture garden centered on the artistic works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf.
605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin | 512.445.5582
https://www.umlaufsculpture.org

Lady Bird Lake – Lady Bird Lake is a reservoir on the Colorado River in Downtown Austin. Hike or Bike on the lake’s trail. Paddle boards and kayaks are also available for rent.
http://www.austintexas.gov/page/lady-bird-lake

HOPE Outdoor Gallery – Visit the community paint park in Downtown Austin.  Developed to provide muralists, street artists, arts education classes a place to display their large-scale projects. It is always changing and the only paint park of its kind in the US.
1101 Baylor Street, Austin | 9am – 7pm
http://hopecampaign.org/hopeprojects/hope-outdoor-gallery/

History

Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave, Austin | 512.463.0063
http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/prop/tc/tc/capitol.html

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave, Austin | 512.936.8746
http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/prop/tshm/tshm/museum.html

Live Music

The Mohawk – This outdoor music venue downtown hosts many different genres of music.
912 Red River St., Austin | 512.666.0877
http://mohawkaustin.com

The Broken Spoke – If you’re interested in authentic Texas two-stepping then this is the dance hall for you. 
3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin | 512.442.6189
http://www.brokenspokeaustintx.net

Continental Club – This classic Austin music hall on South Congress is a great place to go for country or blues.
1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin | 512.441.2444
http://www.continentalclub.com/Austin.html

Restaurants & Bars

La Barbecue – Sink your teeth into this Classic Austin BBQ.
Aztec Food Park, 1906 E Cesar Chavez, Austin | 512.605.9696
http://www.labarbecue.com/

Second Bar & Kitchen – Enjoy craft cocktails and farm to table New American.
200 Congress Ave, Austin | 512.827.2750
http://www.congressaustin.com/second

La Condesa – When in Texas, be sure to stop by and enjoy this Modern Mexican Street Food.
400 W 2nd St, Austin | 512.499.0300
https://www.lacondesa.com

Kemuri Tatsu-ya – Voted one of the best new restaurants found across America on Eater, Kemuri is Texas-influenced izakaya. The focus is on small plates and bites.
2713 E 2nd St | 512.893.5561
http://kemuri-tatsuya.com/

Rainey Street – Historic homes converted to bars and restaurants.
http://www.raineystreetbars.com/

6th Street – Likely Texas’ best known street, the seven blocks of 6th Street between Congress and IH 35 are certainly Austin’s entertainment center.
https://6street.com/

Warehouse District – Warehouses have been turned in to restaurants, bars, and shops. Be sure to check out the roaring 20’s inspired Music Lounge, Speakeasy.
https://www.austintexas.org/visit/meet-warehouse-district/