Things to do in Austin Texas

Austin, capital city of Texas state settled in 1835, is the 11th most populous city in US.

From being host to world-class music festivals to being the next technology hotspot, Austin, Texas, offers a wide-ranging variety of things to do for its residents and tourists all year round. However, if you’re new to the city or if you’re on a limited time schedule, your decision-paralysis may take a chunk of your valuable time away from you leaving you with more regrets than fond memories.

To help you get the most out of your time, we have compiled a quick hit-list of things to do around the city so you can leave with a great impression of the Austin life and with life-long memories of one of America’s fastest growing and most exciting cities. Although this is not quite an expansive list, these few must-do activities (in no particular order) will go a long way in creating incredible lifelong memories.

Dare to see the Congress Bridge Bats
Generally speaking; watching bats on a bridge is probably not very high up on many people’s bucket list. Much less when you are talking about watching TONS of bats. After all, Hollywood has done a great job of convincing us that bats are bloodsucking creatures of the night that will stop at nothing to turn you into one of them.

In reality, however, their diet consists mainly of eating either little flying insects or fruits. Terrifying, we know.

However, from March to October the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge offers a spectacle that’s so beyond anything you can find anywhere else in the world that you would have to be blind as a bat to not see what magnificent creatures these little furry, winged beings really are.

With over 1.5 million bats flying out from under the bridge right before sundown, the Congress Bridge Bats makes the top of our unique things-to-do-list in Austin, Texas.

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

For those looking to escape the daily hustle and bustle of city life, the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center offers the perfect opportunity to experience or re-discover nature. The preserve covers over 76 acres of land and offers its guests up-close experiences with true natural science across their two ecosystems: the grasslands and a limestone canyon.

A 40-ft waterfall backed by wondrous caves caps off this unforgettable experience and provides some of the most amazing screen-free fun for families, couples and adventurers.

Cruisin’ with Capital Cruises

What better way to get your feet wet with the Austin experience than cruising along the Colorado River and onto Lake Austin with Capital Cruises? They are the largest all-electric boat fleet on the Highland Lakes and offer a variety of cruises including lunch, dinner and even wedding cruises.

Their sightseeing tours offer stunning views of the city, Lady Bird Lake as well as the plethora of animals in their natural habitats. Want to take control of your own ship? Capital Cruise offers a variety of rental boats including Donut, Duffy and even Kayaks.

Don’t waste time in Austin, Texas by wondering what to do next and turn your next trip into an unforgettable experience by trying out these great activities.