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.
Congress Avenue Bats: Austin is 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, retro clothing stores, a wide variety of restaurants, 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.