Places to visit in Austin

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Places to Visit in Austin

There's lots to explore in Austin. Paddleboard in Lady Bird Lake, visit Texas' State Capitol, and bar hop through Rainey Street. Bat watching is on from May till September.

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Top Attractions in Austin

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What travellers are saying

  • Vivian H
    2 contributions
    It is fabulous, being the largest in Usa everytime i walk by it makes me feel like it's the first time watching it. It wad rebuild after the great capitol fire in 1881.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Vivian H
    2 contributions
    A comprehensive museum about LBJ’s life and his term as President. There were some interactive exhibits about the Vietnam war too. My favorite was the Oval Office at the top floor. One of the guides told us that Lady Bird Johnson worked in this very museum well into her 90s
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • drmader
    Orinda, CA2,178 contributions
    Wonderful natural feeling pool area w ample parking, city views, clear water , easy steps and changing areas .
    So crowded in summer but you can scone year round . We like coming here when it’s quieter during week. Water is amazingly clean and warm
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Travel8ww
    Rochester, MN8 contributions
    We have been visiting this area more than several times over the last 10 years. Fantastic walking trails around the lake and great bird watching sites.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • FarAway19033189487
    3 contributions
    Great experience, not too crowded and Imax Theatre made the experience well worth it. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • janet y
    4 contributions
    This was my favorite experience in Austin! What a beautiful hotel!!! All of the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The coffee shop was adorable and everything was beautiful and delicious! The bar and lounge open at 2pm- it would be a great place to have a glass of wine. I wish we stayed overnight!
    Written 11 December 2023
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  • Cappie G
    San Diego, United States191 contributions
    I love walking up to the entrance, we were greeted with the beautiful sounds of the windchimes. The building are wonderful, the walk was nice, but probably better in the spring.
    Written 1 December 2023
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  • Michael B
    Portland, OR10 contributions
    Zilker Park around Lady Bird Lake is a shady, beautiful area just south of downtown. I have lived in Austin 45 years, and walk the 3 mi. loop from Mopac bridge to the pedestrian bridge many many times. Have explored more all the way around the lake on my e-bike recently. Zilker Park will add value to your life and feed your Soul.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • D B
    La Grange, IL105 contributions
    We did t see the bats emerge but were not surprised. It is a bit late in the season and the bats begin to migrate south. Also, they emerge quite a bit after dark and we had another engagement. The next day we walked under their bridge and could hear the bats chirpy and click g and definitely could smell their presence. Do t be disappointed, it was still a beautiful evening and sunset.
    Written 2 October 2023
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  • Barb P
    Madison, WI179 contributions
    Amazing views. A bit of a hike up stairs but worth it. Then trails around the top to get different views. Very peaceful place also.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Lee A
    Philadelphia, PA304 contributions
    We were recommended to stroll along the shops and sites of Austin's South Congress Avenue and we were not disappointed. It was fun to pop into the funky shops (and we did support the local economy) and see the murals. We had a nice snack break at Perla's and enjoyed sitting in the courtyard on a beautiful day.
    Written 8 December 2023
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  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
    I intentionally wanted to stay in the SoCo District, so I booked my Airbnb as close to the area as possible, and ended up in the nearby neighborhood of Galindo. The Galindo area borders west of South 1st Street and south of West Oltorf Street, which was a nice area to stay. I found that Travis Heights and Bouldin Creek are the neighborhoods that have the best of the SoCo District, with all the great diners in the area, along with many unique shops and of course, lots of cool murals. Be sure you visit the “Greetings from Austin” mural that is located on South 1st Street and West Annie Street, in the neighborhood of Bouldin Creek.
    Written 22 November 2023
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