Austin is known for its great food, great live music venues, and overall rarity. The city is rapidly increasing in popularity as a place to live and visit, thanks to its fantastic culture and the friendliness of its inhabitants. There are few notable sights in Austin. Wonderspaces, which arrived in Austin during the Covid pandemic, offers 28,000 square feet of art installations to dazzle every corner of your mind, such as the Hoshi By NONOTAK studio (pictured above).
Tickets have sold out, so search the internet for a day and a time to go and spend a few hours leaving you speechless with this indoor activity that has plenty of space for social fun remotely, alone or with your crew. Austin Duck Adventures, one of the first tours to show visitors the city and the only land and water tour available, is one of the most popular tours in the city. The tour begins at the Austin Visitor Center, at the corner of 4th and Red River Streets, in downtown Austin. Go down 6th Street, up Congress, where you get great views of the Texas Capitol, and then continue to Lake Austin, where you drive directly into the water and float before returning. The tours run 7 days a week.
It wasn't until they finished the waterfront at Lady Bird Lake that they could go all the way without doing a few walks on the road. There is now a full 10.2-mile circuit along the water in downtown Austin. We love taking out our bikes when the weather is nice. At the heart of downtown Austin is the famous Congress Avenue Bridge, home to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats, the largest urban bat colony in North America.
If you're visiting Austin between late spring and early fall, be sure to find your place early to enjoy magnificent nighttime bat watching just as the sun sets over Lady Bird Lake. For an experience on the water, consider taking a boat cruise with Lone Star Riverboat or Capital Cruises. Do you want to celebrate Austin's unofficial mascot? Be sure to visit the Bat Fest, the biggest bat-watching party of the year. The tour itself is a mix of scary stories, the history of Austin and a deep dive into some intriguing stories behind some of Austin's most iconic buildings.
Visiting the Texas State Capitol, an exclusive Austin activity that usually lasts about an hour, is both fun and educational. Tipster Tours organizes free tours in Austin (from September to May), mostly on weekends, while Walking Tours of Austin offers some entertaining and detailed tours (including a ghost tour). This tour, one of the most unique experiences in Austin that keeps Austin a strange place, allows you to take your friends in a heave carriage converted into a limousine or a passenger van wrapped in spooky works of art to visit historic places and hear ghost stories that haunt these emblematic places. Austin is known for its incredible music, delicious restaurants and food trucks, excellent university, and vibrant tech scene.