1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Texas State Capital
You know the saying — everything is bigger (and better) in Texas. Well, the size of our Capitol is just further proof that the statement is accurate! Boasting a height of over 300 feet, the Texas Capitol is the 6th tallest state capitol building in the United States and it dwarfs the National Capitol in Washington D.C. by more than 15 feet. We’ve got everyone beat by gross square footage, too (2.25 acres). Also, just to stand out even more from the US Capital, the builders decided to use pink Texas granite....quiet a site.
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Barton Springs Pool
Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming. Over the years, Barton Springs Pool has drawn people from all walks of life, from legislators who have concocted state laws there to free-spirited, topless sunbathers who turned heads in the 1970s. Robert Redford learned to swim at the pool when he was five years old while visiting family in Austin. Today, Barton Springs still attracts a diverse crowd of people and has seen record setting numbers of visitors nearing 800,000 in recent years.
1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Let history inspire you as you connect with Texas stories told by ever-changing artifacts, rare documents, photographs, and special exhibits. Experience multi-sensory special effects films in the Texas Spirit Theater. Check out the latest blockbuster movies on the biggest screen in Texas in the IMAX® Theatre. Shop for distinctive gifts at the Museum Store and enjoy the eclectic menu and great view at the Story of Texas Café. Don't forget to snap a photo in front of the iconic bronze star on the Lone Star Plaza as a keepsake of your visit.
Rainey Street, Austin, TX, USA
A once sleepy street on the edge of the city, now one of the chillest and eclectic entertainment districts in town. The old bungalow homes have all been converted into unique bars with their own cool vibes. With the growth of the city many high rises and hotels have popped up as well adding additional character to this once forgotten corner of the city. You'll also find plenty of food options from the various restaurants and food trucks that call Rainy home.
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746, USA
Zilker Botanical Gardens
Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 26 acres nestled within Zilker Metropolitan Park in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, Zilker Botanical Garden is often called “the jewel in the heart of Austin”. Theme gardens such as the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Riparian Streambed, and Rose Garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds, while the Hartman Prehistoric Garden recreates a Cretaceous habitat filled with plants from the time of the dinosaurs. Featuring heritage live oaks set into a hillside, the Garden offers a lush, shady respite perfect for an urban get-away stroll.
1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
A beautiful city park not far from the Adina. Paralleling Shoal Creek west of downtown, the park is frequented by University of Texas at Austin students and formerly by disc golf enthusiasts. Every spring it plays host to the annual Eeyore's Birthday Party celebration, a favorite event for Austin's hippie subculture dating back to the 1960s.
6th Street, Austin, TX
Walk up and down the most famous street in Austin, Texas and you’ll understand why it’s called the Live Music Capital of the World®. A destination for locals and tourists alike, find rollicking bars, cheap drinks and live music alongside fabulous restaurants, dark speakeasies, world-class hotels and more on historic Sixth Street.
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Blanton Museum of Art
As the primary art collection for the city of Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art is a major resource for the community. With nearly 18,000 works in the collection, the Blanton showcases art from across the ages, from ancient greek pottery to abstract expressionism. With a year-round schedule of traveling exhibitions, art lovers are sure to discover new and old favorites at the Blanton.