Things to do in Austin

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When deciding what things to do in Austin, always start with live music. Tickets for Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater are worth some adva... Read More

When deciding what things to do in Austin, always start with live music. Tickets for Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater are worth some advance planning and effort—you’ll see an award-winning act in an intimate setting. The city is abundant in outdoor space, from the Barton Springs Pool on the grounds of Zilker Park to the hiking trail at Lady Bird Lake. Austin’s not short on attractions, be it the LBJ Library and Museum or the State Capitol, so prepare to get out and about during your visit.

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  • Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse
    Alamo Drafthouse

    The Alamo isn’t your average movie theater. Along with blockbuster hits, they play  oldies and indies, and serve food and drinks during the show.... Read More

  • Barton Springs Pool in Austin Alamy
    Barton Springs Pool

    This three-acre watering hole has lifeguards and diving boards just like a swimming pool, but its 68-degree waters are fed by underground springs. Don't... Read More

  • Blanton Museum of Art in Austin Getty Images
    Blanton Museum of Art

    The permanent collection includes works by Romare Bearden, Mark Rothko and Thomas Hart Benton. Don’t miss Luis Jimenez’s massive sculpture Progress II ... Read More

  • Deep Eddy Pool in Austin Alamy
    Deep Eddy Pool

    The city's oldest man-made swimming pool originated as a natural swimming hole, but a century ago it was encased in concrete for Deep Eddy Bathing Beach... Read More

  • Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in Austin Courtesy of The Trail Foundation
    Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

    Lady Bird Johnson left her mark on America as First Lady in the 1960s, and later in the Texas capital after she led a campaign to clean up Town Lake and... Read More

  • Laguna Gloria Historic Landmark in Austin The Contemporary Austin/Brian Fitzsimmons
    Laguna Gloria

    Formerly a private estate, this Art Deco house set on 12 waterfront acres features rotating and permanent collections on its lush grounds on Lake Austin... Read More

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    LBJ Presidential Library

    The magnitude of President Johnson's impact is felt when standing in the Great Hall inside the LBJ Presidential Library: more than 45 million pages, an... Read More

  • Long Center Performing Arts Venue in Austin Courtesy of Long Center
    Long Center for the Performing Arts

    The overwhelming majority of performances at Austin's creative centerpiece highlight local artists: opera singers, symphony musicians, ballet dancers.... Read More

  • Mount Bonnell in Austin Alamy
    Mount Bonnell

    Mount Bonnell, a municipal park located on the western edge of the city above Town Lake, is one of the highest points in the area at 775 feet, making it... Read More

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    Paramount Theatre

    Built in 1915, the grand dame of Congress Avenue has hosted a roster of Hollywood elite over the past century: from Orson Wells, Harry Houdini, and... Read More

  • Texas Hill Country Wineries in Austin Courtesy of Texas Hill Country Wineries
    Texas Hill Country Wineries

    When the weather is sunny, nothing tops a day of tastings along the Highway 290 wine trail. Book a local shuttle or limousine to guide a trip between... Read More

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    Violet Crown Cinema

    Sitting in the front row is no longer a hindrance to the movie-going experience at this locally owned theater, where oversize chairs have the added... Read More

  • Waller Creek in Austin Courtesy of Austin Parks and Recreation Department
    Waller Creek

    For years, this creek—which runs from north campus through downtown and into Lady Bird Lake—has been subject to severe flooding. But a new, well-funded... Read More

  • Weather Up Bar in Austin Courtesy of Weather Up Austin
    Weather Up, Austin

    This New York transplant is housed in a wood-paneled house and has a sprawling lawn dotted with vintage furnishings. Settle in with a potent Revolution,... Read More

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