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Top 10 Things to Do in Austin

Barton Springs: The three-acre spring-fed pool stays at 68 degrees year round.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: The story of Texas is told through films and exhibits; home to Austin’s only IMAX theater.

Texas State Capitol: Built in 1886, the Texas State Capitol is the largest state capitol in the country.

Sixth Street and Warehouse Entertainment District: Popular, trendy areas of downtown Austin known for clubs, live music and unique restaurants.

Congress Avenue Bats: Home to the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in the country.

Highland Lakes: Seven lakes, including nearby Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake, offer canoeing, boating and jet skiing.

South Congress (SoCo): Home to eclectic shops and retro clothing stores and the very popular First Thursday event each month.

Zilker Park: The 350-acre park just minutes from campus is home to the Austin Nature and Science Center, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Zilker Hillside Theatre and the Zilker Zephyr — a train that travels around the perimeter of the park.

Mount Bonnell: A must-see for any Austin visitor, this popular tourist spot offers the best views of Austin and the Hill Country.


Hike and Bike Trail: One of the finest hiking and biking trails in the country, the 10-mile trail offers wide paths for bike riding, walking or running.

Courtesy Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau