Austin, the capital city of Texas is known for live music venues, scenic outdoor destinations, and museums. With spectacular views, Austin is popular tourist destination of Hill Country. Best places to visit are The Texas State Capitol, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Barton Springs Pool, Lady Bird Lake, Lake Travis, and McKinney Falls.
Located in downtown Austin, The three-story Texas State Capitol is free for visitors. Take free 30 minutes tour and learn about the history of the Capitol building or just walk the historic halls.
McKinney Falls State Park is known for the scenic upper and lower falls along Onion Creek. The park is home to historical Smith Rock Shelter used by Native Americans. Recreation activities at the park include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, birding and watching wildlife.
Zilker Metropolitan Park is a 351 acres metropolitan park of Austin. The park is home of popular recreation such as Nature and Science Center, Barton Spring Pool, Hillside Theater, and Botanical Gardens.
Located in Zilker Park, 3 acres Barton Springs Pool is a outdoor swimming pool that is filled with water from natural Barton Spring. The pool is a very popular year-round place as its temperature remains between 68 and 74 fahrenheit year round.
Located in Covert Park, Mount Bonnell is the highest point in Austin at 775 feet. It is a popular tourist destination that provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills.
Located near downtown Austin, Zilker Botanical Garden is a 28 acres garden within Zilker Metropolitan Park. It features several theme gardens including the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, The Riparian Streambed, The Hartman Prehistoric Garden, and The Mabel Davis Rose Garden.
The Bullock Museum located near Texas State Capitol is a history museum of the State of Texas. The museum features Texas artifacts spanning 4,000 years of history. The museum also hosts seasonal family activities and shows.
Located in University of Texas at Austin, LBJ Presidential Library is the library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States.
UMLAUF, is a museum and outdoor sculpture garden that exhibits the artistic work of American sculptor Charles Umlauf and other visual and performing artists.
Lady Bird Lake is a river-like reservoir that offers several recreational things to do including hike and bike, paddling, rowing, and fishing in the lake.