Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Things to Do in Austin

University of Texas campus and sports. Tour the beautiful 40-acre campus and see the UT Tower, Main Mall and DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. The athletics program and facilities is one of the best in the nation. Buy tickets and come early to a football, basketball, baseball, or volleyball game.

South Congress. Check out the local shops and food trailers. First Thursdays (of each month) tents line the street with showcasing local vendors and many business stay open late.

Greenbelt. Go hiking or mountain biking and explore the Greenbelt.

Townlake. Also known as Ladybird Lake. Located downtown, this is the perfect place for running, kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding, and taking your pets.

Tubing. During the summer, drive south to New Braunfels to float the river.

Lake Travis. Spend the day at the lake and go Devil’s cove to hang out with other boats.

Mt. Bonnell. Hike up the steps at Mt. Bonnell and enjoy the view

Bats. Watch bats fly out from under the Congress bridge during sunset.

Zilker Park. Home of Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Kite Festival, Trail of lights, and Botanical Gardens.

Sixth Street. Looking to go out for a night on the town? Go bar hopping on Sixth Street. All the bars are right next to each other and within walking distance. Other nearby areas includes the Warehouse district which is fancier and more upscale and West Sixth which is popular among young alums.

Barton Springs. Go swimming or lay out at Barton Springs.

Alamo Drafthouse. On a rainy day, watch a movie, order a beer, and have dinner all at Alamo Drafthouse. Mulitlple locations in the Austin area.

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