From the article: Austin Attractions in the Heart of the City
Downtown Austin is full of attractions for all ages and interests. You can find a beautiful lake that is home to millions of bats, political buildings, top-notch museums, entertaining comedy and music clubs, unique boutiques, and more. What is your favorite downtown Austin attraction? Share with readers below!
2nd Street and City Hall
- I don't shop much in the 2nd Street district but it's fun to window shop and stroll through the area. And City Hall is a must-see. The outside is interesting but you need to go inside. I think a lot of people miss the inside because they think you have to be going there on business. Just walk in. Look around. Neat interior and there is always art on display.
- —Guest Amy
- Park near the Capitol then take a walk down Congress Avenue then come back up the other side. There are places to eat, places to shop (cool souvener shop). Depending on the time you'll find free live music shows here and there. And you might run into Leslie too.
- —Guest Shane Jeffries
- Not only should everyone visit the Capitol, do so multiple times. And history buffs, don't miss the basement. As a resident of Austin I visit regularly. The Capitol grounds are a great picnic area. Go after hours too for a quiet, peaceful and safe stroll through the grounds.
- —Guest Kelly