From the lush paths of Zilker Botanical Garden to the towering Texas State Capitol to swimming holes in the Hill Country, Austin is packed with places that blend history, art, and nature in unique ways. Whether you're into checking out cool art, stepping back in history, or enjoying the great outdoors, get ready to discover what makes Austin stand out and why you don't want to miss these 27 things to do in Austin!Read MoreTrails To Tunes: 27 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Austin For Unforgettable Good Times
While nothing makes you appreciate Austin swimming pools like the Texas summer heat, lots of people like to swim year round. The City of Austin keeps five public swimming pools open all through the year. Three of these Austin swimming pools are heated. And one of them sits over an underground hot water spring!Read MoreDive In Anytime: 5 Austin Swimming Pools Open Year Round
Austin candy store Lammes Candies was founded in 1885 within walking distance of the Texas state Capitol building and is still owned and operated by the Lammes family. The candy factory may be on Airport Boulevard now, but Lammes chocolate candies are still Austin favorites.Read MoreAustin Candy Store Lammes Candies Has Tempted Austinites Since 1885
Located in the central Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood, the Elisabet Ney Museum tells at least part of the story of artist Elisabet Ney. Known throughout Europe for her sculptures in the mid 1800’s, Ney mysteriously dropped out of sight for a number of years to then reappear in Texas, where she revitalized her career on a national level at age 60. Admission to the limestone castle that served as her Austin studio and home is free.Read MoreElisabet Ney Museum: Work of Unconventional Artist Seen By Countless Texans
Zilker Botanical Garden Austin is centrally located and a great way to spend a couple of hours exploring themed gardens, koi ponds and scenic overlooks of downtown Austin. This Austin Botanical Garden is also close to Barton Springs, the Austin Nature Center & Science Center, and Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Once you find parking or get dropped off, all of the Austin attractions in Zilker Metropolitan Park are within reasonable walking distance.Read MoreFind Your Zen at Zilker Botanical Garden Austin
Boggy Creek Farm Offers Mix Of History And Locally Grown Food You Won’t Find Anywhere Else In Austin
Open four days a week and located in East Austin a short distance from Downtown Austin, the farmhouse at Boggy Creek Farmers Market dates back to the Republic of Texas and is one of the oldest structures existing in Austin. Most of the food available at Boggy Creek Farmers Market is grown on the farm.Read MoreBoggy Creek Farm Offers Mix Of History And Locally Grown Food You Won’t Find Anywhere Else In Austin
Hamilton Pool is a natural pool located about 30 miles west of Austin. This hill country swimming hole is so well known that Hamilton Pool reservations must be made in advance. Hamilton Pool reservations are required every day of the week.Read MoreHamilton Pool Reservations: Enjoy This Popular Swimming Hole By Planning Ahead!