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Unforgettable things to do and see

You’ll discover a fascinating blend of things to do in Austin, with the buzzing live music scene, world-class sightseeing and incredible outdoor activities. Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs and Deep Eddy will entice you with their splendour.

Explore the vibrant bars, clubs and pubs of Sixth Street. Absorb the fascinating culture at Austin’s museums and enjoy some serious retail therapy whilst shopping. The city will certainly live up to its reputation as ‘live music capital of the world’ – you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 200 venues that play gigs for every genre, from jazz to country and punk.

Austin race track.
Austin’s world-class race track

Minutes from downtown Austin, the Circuit of the Americas plays host to some of the world’s most prodigious motorsports - including Formula One and MotoGP. Music concerts draw huge crowds here at Austin360 Ampitheater, a renowned venue where major artists strut their stuff. Or see a 360-degree panorama of the track from the glass-bottomed observation tower.

Shopping in Austin.
Go shopping in Austin

The Domain Century Oaks Terrace is home to over 100 shops and restaurants, half of which are exclusive within the market. Stock up on music at Waterloo Records or pick up traditional Texan footwear, cowboy style, at Allen’s Boots. The colour-coded areas at Emeralds, a mini department store exclusively for women, make shopping a little too easy.

Nightlife in Austin.
Incredible nights out

For a lively night out, head to Pete’s Duelling Piano Bar or soak up the retro atmosphere of Donn’s Depotand as the live artists take to the stage. MoMo’s has a great rooftop patio with an eclectic mix of music while Highball club has a bowling alley, amusements and karaoke.

Sightseeing in Austin.
See the sights of Austin

Austin boasts fantastic and unique sightseeing, from the millions of bats that reside under the Congress Avenue Bridge to the sunset-red granite of the Texas State Capitol building. Visit the historic buildings and library at the University of Texas or admire the prints, drawings and contemporary art artworks at The Blanton Museum of Art.

Austin’s music scene.
Embrace the vibrant live music scene

Make a request at Pete’s Duelling Piano Bar or head to Emo’s, a punk and indie hotspot. The Elephant Room is an intimate jazz club with a cool vibe, while Continental Club, a 1950’s-era lounge, has a lively dance floor. Happy hour at Momo’s is always popular, as is Antone’s which has attracted the best of the blues since 1975.

Outdoor activities in Austin.
Outdoor adventures on your doorstep

Take an ice cold dip in Barton Springs Pool or head downstream, grab a map and hire a canoe to explore on the water at Zilker Park. Visit haunted buildings and streets on a 90-minute Austin ghost tour. Or see the diversity of Westcave Preserve, a fragile ecosystem that can only accommodate 30 visitors a day.

Experiences in Austin

Book exciting Austin experiences at the same time as your holiday

Small-Group tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country
Small-Group tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country.

Experience Austin's urban scene, hip shopping districts and beautiful natural scenery. You'll learn about all the sites, from your knowledgeable guide, on this fully-narrated one hour thirty minute tour. Travel through historic downtown Austin and pass more than 40 top sites including Lady Bird Lake, the Texas Capitol, the haunted Driskill Hotel, the University of Texas, Moonlight Tower, Mayfield Park and Lake Austin. Cruise down Congress Avenue and venture through old East Austin and explore 6th Street, the lively entertainment district.

Tour Austin and Texas Hill Country
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