Fun Things to Do in Austin, Texas
From Ana Cantú, former About.com Guide
As the capitol of Texas, a major college town and a growing media mecca, there is plenty to explore in Austin. Learn which Austin attractions you should be sure not to miss!
- Must-See Attractions in Downtown Austin
- Driving Tour of the University of Texas
- The Texas Capitol Building
- Free Things to Do in Austin
Sports and Outdoors
If you love the great outdoors, you're in luck. Austin is blessed with natural springs, rolling hills, and a gorgeous lake that cuts through the city. This makes Austin an amazing city for hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, and even disc golf!
Festivals and Events
Austin has many annual festivals and events each year. Whether you love music, film, kites or even Eeyore, there is an event you will enjoy.
Movies, Music and Arts
Austin has a vibrant arts community. If you love theater, opera, and film, you will have plenty to do!
Museums and Galleries
History, art, culture, science and more are explored in Austin's top-notch museums.
- Austin Children's Museum
- Image Gallery of Blanton Museum
- Texas State History Museum
- Visit Museums for Free
Austin is a shopper's paradise! The city caters to every budget, as it offers everything from high-end designer boutiques to funky vintage and thrift stores.