Unique Austin Attractions

In and Around Austin


MusicLive Music

Austin offer over 250 live music venues, featuring a wide range of music genres. You're bound to find something suiting your taste in music.

View a guide to Austin music venues.

Lady Bird Lake

Enjoy time outside at Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy a portion or all of the 10-mile Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail. Or you can kayak, paddleboard or take a cruise with Capital Cruises or on the Lone Star Riverboat.
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Bat Watching

At sunset, from spring to fall you can watch thousands of bats fly out from the Congress Avenue Bridge, just a 10-minute walk from the Austin Convention Center. Learn more.


Barton Springs

Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming.  Learn more.


Neill CochranNeill-Cochran House Museum

Located near the campus of The University of Texas, the Neill-Cochran House Museum is one of few Antebellum buildings open to the public in Austin.  Learn more.


BlantonBlanton Museum of Art

Founded in 1963, the Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and holds the largest public collection in Central Texas. Learn more.


Gruene, Texas

Gruene, Texas (pronounced "green") is a Historic District located within the city of New Braunfels, about one hour from Austin. While there, visit Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas, the General Store, and coffee lovers can't miss the Coffee Haus. Learn more.


Lake TravisLake Travis

For thrilling and fun water sports and other recreational activities, head to Lake Travis. This 63.75 mile freshwater lake offers zipline adventures, sailing opportunities, obstacle courses, and much more! Learn more.

Resources courtesy of Visit Austin. NPA does not endorse or support any of the activities listed here. For use as informational purposes only.

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