Shake a leg or two and sway to the rhythm of country music in the city that has rightfully earned its title for being the ‘Live Music Capital Of The World’ that it truly deserves. On a bright sunny morning, the city of Austin shines in all its glory and reflects vibrant colours in contrast to the clear blue sky. With great love for music, an ever evolving food and drinking scene, local pubs, outdoor bars and a social life, Texas’s state capital is the rapidly growing cosmopolitan city with an easy going vibe. There are plenty of things to do while planning an Austin trip, the best of Austin happens outdoors and we’re here to give you a list of all the exciting adventures that you can endure on your Austin trip. Fill your itinerary with stunning parks, art installations, sculpture gardens, cowboy hats and chic restaurants. Put on your cowboy boots and shake a leg or two at the live jamming sessions and make the most of your trip to Austin.
7 Things To Do On Your Austin Trip
The best of Austin happens outdoors and there are no bad experiences in Austin, the city’s love for music and stunning gardens, there are plenty of things to do in the capital of Texas. Here’s a list of 7 things you can enjoy on your Austin trip.
1. Bat Fest On The Congress Bridge
Every evening hundreds of people gather on the Congress Bridge in Austin during sunset to witness a spectacle that is unique and extraordinary to the world and can only happen in Austin. Over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge almost every night during sunset and this incredible sight is worth waiting for. The experience is seasonal, usually from May to October as the bats migrate during this season. The flight lasts for about 45 minutes so you have plenty of time to click pictures and post it on your instagram feed for witnessing one of the most unusual things in the world. You can match this experience by something followed up with a drink at one of the social chambers in this part of the town as it’s extremely lively and you’ll have a great night.
2. Swimming In The Outdoor Pools
If you’re visiting Austin during the hotter months, spend the summer afternoons having a leisure swim in one of the outdoor pools. Take a dip in the Barton Springs pool and cool off your body. This massive body of man-made swimming pool is set in the outdoors and boasts plenty of spots to relax and unwind, bask in the sunlight and catch a respite from the hot temperatures during the summer. Or you could take a swim in the natural swimming pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. Escape the scorching heat and enjoy a leisurely swim in the waters of Austin.
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3. Live Music Sessions
Catch up with friends over a selection of craft beer or a cocktail and unwind while listening to live music. Try Whip In, it is an ideal place to hang out with friends, a casual setting that has an easy-going vibe, an expansive patio where the live music session often takes place. The cuisine served at Whip In is Indian with a Texas drawl, devour on barbecue chicken marinated in Indian spices. This gastropub is actually a former convenience store along the South Austin highway. Another place for music enthusiasts to check out in Austin is the Continental Club, red front doors and solid black exterior set the tone for this outdoor club. It attracts musicians from all kinds of genres with a diverse taste in music, the live music and the beer bottles keep flowing throughout the night.
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4. Two-Step Dancing
It’s time to put on your cowboy boots and shake a leg or two, flaunt your best dance moves and learn how to two-step at Broken Spoke right after you a hog a giant chicken fried steak. This place is all about letting your hair down loose and swinging in with your buddies on the dance floor. Two-step to country music which is the most Texan thing to do ever, there are dance classes that start at 8pm on most nights. You can grab a quick bite of the Spoke’s famous chicken-fried steak and kill your hunger pangs after all that tireless two-step toe-tapping.
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5. Boating On Lake Travis
Calling all water sports enthusiasts to go visit Lake Travis and indulge in a variety of water sport activities such as kayaking, boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding and more. Austin might not have a beach of its own, but it does have a pretty serene lake that boasts all the luxury yachts and houseboats for party goers and party bargers to spend their summer indulging in. Lake Travis is the spot to spend your time at if you fancy the outdoors and enjoy water sports.
6. Sculpture Garden: Take A Stroll
Situated next to Zilker Park, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden is a quiet small garden that focuses on the artistic works of the maerican sculptor Charles Umlauf. Marvel at these masterpieces as you stroll along the quiet trails of the garden and the walkway featuring these sculptures. Get inspired by the artwork and spend some alone time in the serenity of the garden surrounded by lush greenery.
7. Watch A Football Game
The University of Texas is a must visit in the city of Austin and you can’t leave this Texas state without watching a game of football. If you happen to be here during the football season then go tailgating and watch the game with your friends and cheer on your favourite team.
Get into the Texas state of mind on as you endure many exciting things and adventures on your Austin trip. Follow these list of places and things to do in Austin that make sure you have a promising trip with lots of memories to leave behind and cherish for a lifetime. The Live Music Capital Of The World, Austin, has a lot to offer and the best of Austin happens in the outdoors. Make sure you add these things to your itinerary and tell us about your experience of holidaying in Austin later.
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