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    Barton Springs Pool

    Barton Springs Pool

    Ranked #1 overall in Austin things to do
    341 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Pool
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    Great family swimming pool. Super cold . great place to bring pets and have a family bbq or picnic

  • 2
    Zilker Metropolitan Park

    Zilker Metropolitan Park

    Ranked #2 overall in Austin things to do
    268 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesAdventure

    A nice escape from the city. So green and perfect on a nice day. Cute dogs everywhere, easy to get to the ladybird lake path, and there are volleyball courts. ...

  • 3
    Texas State Capitol

    Texas State Capitol

    Ranked #3 overall in Austin things to do
    265 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Historic Site, Capitol Building
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    One of the largest State Capitols, a replica of the Nation's Capitol in D.C., open to the public for free !

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    6th Street

    6th Street

    Ranked #4 overall in Austin things to do
    216 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Landmark
    Popular withNightlifeStudentsTrendsters

    It's that street full of bars that every city has. The selection of restaurant food was basically pizza, Mexican, or burgers.

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    Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

    Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

    Ranked #5 overall in Austin things to do
    183 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    A wonderful body of water in the center of the city. Paddle boarding and kayak/canoeing are the most often activities around Lady Bird Lake and I do suggest trying them ...

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    South Congress Avenue

    South Congress Avenue

    Ranked #6 overall in Austin things to do
    140 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Neighborhood
    Popular withFoodiesArtsyTrendsters

    Very easy to get to this area by bike, and then if you don't want to bike back, just put your bike on the front of a bus.

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    South Congress Bridge Bat

    South Congress Bridge Bat

    Ranked #7 overall in Austin things to do
    143 reviews
    Outdoors, Historic Site, Bridge, Landmark, Sailing
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    Twice a year you will see the bats take flight at sunset. Check the schedule online and prepare to be amazed by these local residents.

  • 8
    Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

    Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

    Ranked #8 overall in Austin things to do
    92 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Performing Arts, Music Venue, Theater
    Popular withNightlifeTrendstersArtsy

    Great place to see a concert. Amazing sound system tuned specially for the room. Not a bad seat in the house!

  • 9
    Rainey Street

    Rainey Street

    Ranked #9 overall in Austin things to do
    87 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Neighborhood
    Popular withNightlifeFoodiesTrendsters

    Just a different experience as compared to West 6th. There is a great sausage place that has really loud, but great, brass bands that play during their brunches on Sundays ...

  • 10
    Continental Club

    Continental Club

    Ranked #10 overall in Austin things to do
    86 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Music Venue, Nightclub
    Popular withNightlifeTrendstersHistory

    Tuesday nights in the Gallery is my favorite place. This is where the locals go. See an intimate set with James McMurtry and some amazing jazz with Ephraim Owens every ...

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