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

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

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.

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


Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave, Austin | 512.463.0063

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave, Austin | 512.936.8746

Live Music

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

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

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

Restaurants & Bars

La Barbecue – Sink your teeth into this Classic Austin BBQ.
Aztec Food Park, 1906 E Cesar Chavez, Austin | 512.605.9696

Second Bar & Kitchen – Enjoy craft cocktails and farm to table New American.
200 Congress Ave, Austin | 512.827.2750

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

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

Rainey Street – Historic homes converted to bars and restaurants.

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

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.