Things to do in Austin

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April 25-28, 2020

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MUSIC

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Austin is filled with music venues from classic live music joints to up-and-coming hot spots, much like the artists playing in them. There are more than 250 live music venues that feature everything from rock and blues to country and jazz every night of the week. A trip to Austin just isn't complete without a little live music. 

C-Boys Heart & Soul - 2008 S. Congress Ave.
Broken Spoke - 3201 S Lamar Blvd.
The Continental Club - 1315 S. Congress Ave.
The White Horse - 500 Comal St.

NIGHTLIFE


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 6th Street

Want to get down with the college crowd? Sixth Street is the place to be. Complete with drinks, dancing, and music, this entertainment district is so wild it shuts down street traffic Thursday - Saturday nights!





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East Austin

The East Austin Entertainment District truly embraces the meaning of "keep Austin weird." This hip crowd experiences the sounds, foods, and drinks of many cultures in a single night as they strut the streets past graffiti-style murals from food cart to bar to coffee house. 



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 Rainey Street

This unique entertainment district is lined with historic houses converted into bars with as much personality as the city itself. You'll find local brews, great food trucks and rousing games of backyard corn hole. Rainey street is perfect for the laid-back night of socializing with friends over live music. 



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Second Street District

Second Street boasts large selections of locally-owned shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in the heart of downtown. The nightlife is trendy and chic, luxurious and sophisticated; perfect for cocktail-sipping. 




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 South Congress

Revered by locals as "So Co," this entertainment district gets its funky, hipster flair from its only-in-Austin shopping, live music and cuisine; not to mention some of the most photographed and famous street art in the city!

SHOPPING / MUSEUMS


In the market for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at some of the country's most eclectic and eccentric boutiques? Look no further than Austin, TX! Austin embraces national brands as well as many independent designers, making the "go local" mentality as widely recognized as it's "live music capital of the world" mantra.  Stroll South Congress Ave, 2nd Street District Or take a trip to The Domain and explore the 700,000 square feet of fashion & luxury!

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Austin State Capitol

Built in 1853, the capitol building in Austin, TX stands 14 feet higher than the U.S. Capitol building. Although, not technically a museum, the capitol building is home to many memorials and historic artifacts. You can take tours of the building and the grounds from 8:30am - 4:30pm.  




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Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, tells the "Story of Texas" with three floors of interactive exhibits; special effects shows in the Texas Spirit Theater; and Austin's premier IMAX Theatre. 




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O. Henry Museum

The O. Henry Museum is the former Austin residence of William Sydney Porter, otherwise, known as O. Henry, the famed short story writer who authored such classics as The Gift of the Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief, and The Last Leaf. 






ADVENTURES IN AUSTIN


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Haunted ATX Tours

Haunted ATX offers the ONLY mobile haunted tour of Austin. You can choose between a public van tour or a private hearse limo tour. Both tours will visit historic Austin locations that are reportedly haunted or have experienced paranormal activity, including the Tavern, Clay Pit, Littlefield House, and more.



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Congress Bridge Bats

The Congress Ave bridge spans Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin and is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. The colony is estimated at 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats and each night from mid-March to early November the bats emerge from under the bridge to blanket the sky as they head out to forage for food. 

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 Austin Duck Adventures

One of Austin's top tours, Austin Duck Adventures offers an amphibious tour that includes tours of downtown Austin and beautiful Lake Austin in an Unsinkable, US coast guard inspected, Hydra Terra Vehicle. 75 minutes of sightseeing that includes Historic Sixth Street, the State Capital Building, Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Governor's Mansion, and Lake Austin. 


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Zip-Lining at Lake Travis

This World-Class Tour offers 5 Ziplines. The last three lines are the longest and Fastest Ziplines in Texas. Zipping across incredible Canyons and the beautiful Lake Travis, this experience offers unmatched thrills and chills!
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