Visiting Austin: The Best Things To Do in The Texas Capital

Austin, in central Texas is one of the best places to visit in the United States. It’s world-renowned for its music scene, hosting festivals such as Austin City Limits Music Festival and boasting over 250 live music venues. 

There’s far more to Austin than the live music. Here are 20 of the best things to do in Austin to help you plan your visit to this eclectic town.  

The Cathedral of Junk is the epitome of “keep Austin weird.” Owner Vince Hannemann has been collecting random items for his Austin cathedral since the 1980s.

The Cathedral of Junk

Zilker Park may lack the size of the historic Central Park in New York City, but it’s just as important to Austin. Located on the southwest side, Zilker sits on over 300 acres of park and provides spectacular city views.

Zilker Park

A visit to Austin, Texas, would be incomplete if you don’t take advantage of the BBQ scene. A variety of local restaurants serve up delicious BBQ Texas Style

Texas BBQ

They say, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and in this case, that’s true. The Austin State Capitol building is bigger than the United States Capitol building!

The State Capital

Have you ever witnessed a million bats taking flight at sunset? This awe-inspiring spectacle takes place underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge every night.

The Austin Bat Show

When Visiting, follow the top rule: Keep Austin Weird! Be yourself in this ecclectic city

Keep Austin Weird