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Things To Do
The Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and holds the largest public collection in Central Texas. Recognized for its modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings, and encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, the Blanton offers thought-provoking, visually arresting, and personally moving encounters with art.
Check Out The Domain
Set in a town square atmosphere, the city's newest retail development offers 700,000 square feet of restaurants and luxury fashion, including Austin's first Neiman-Marcus, Tiffany and Co., Barney's CO-OP, Louis Vuitton and Intermix.
Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail
Located in the heart of the city, this 10-mile off-road trail is Austin's crown jewel. Here, city officials and luminaries jog alongside locals - it's hard not to fall in love with the lush scenery and gorgeous skyline views.
Visit the Bat Bridge
From late spring to early fall, Austin becomes home to the largest urban bat population in North America. At sunset, get ready for an only-in-Austin-experience: getting a peek at these nocturnal residents as they fly out from underneath the famous Congress Avenue Bridge. Between 750,000 and 1.5 million bats fly out near dusk.
Explore the City
From guided walking tours of downtown to a 3-hour walking tour of Austin's best eateries, to adventures on the Austin Duck, there are many ways to see the city. Find the tour that best fits your personality here.
Austin History Center
The Austin History Center is free and open to the public. The Austin History Center collects, preserves and presents the historical materials that make up the unique story of Austin and Travis County. They provide rich collections, programming, exhibitions, expert staff support, a research facility and public meeting space.
iFly Austin Indoor Skydiving
iFLY Austin offers the most advanced wind tunnel technology in the world and was the first Indoor Skydiving Facility in Texas! Flyers learn human body-flight in our 14ft climate-controlled and re-circulating vertical tunnel.
Texas State Capitol
Standing a stately 309 feet and modeled after the nation's Capitol in Washington D.C., this is the nation's tallest capitol building. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers and constructed using red granite, the capitol took more than seven years to complete. It was finished in 1888, at a total cost of more than 3 million dollars, an extravagant price even by today's standards. The perfectly landscaped grounds reflect the languid pace of life under the Texas sun, inviting you for a quiet stroll or a lazy day under a tree.
Live music and music in many other forms is everywhere in Austin. Musicians play in everything from grocery stores to city council meetings. Mostly, you'll find Austin musicians at clubs, coffeehouses, bars, taquerias, auditoriums and concert halls.Austin's celebrated live music scene inevitably continues to change, and likewise stays the same. As venues come and go, two key factors somehow remain stable; an astonishing 250 or so places present live music here, and every style is represented.
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