The State Capitol, which provides free tours to the public, is praised by visitors as one of the most impressive state legislative buildings in the United States. It is one of the featured stops on Best tours In Austin. The 16 Best Austin Tours | Travel | US News
Mount Bonnell, a Historic Landmark of Texas and on the National Register of Historic places, is free to visitors. Here a visitor has incredible view of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills, on a 775-foot-high outcrop.
Austin Brewery Tour is a four-hour outing which visits all the breweries in Austin where a visitor will learn about Texas beer culture. This tour allows for tastings at each brewery.
Zilker Metropolitan Park is filled with Austin’s most popular attractions including are museums, swimming holes, athletic fields, and places to canoe and kayak. The park is accessible by public transportation and admission is free.
So Co District is a well-known shopping district five miles from downtown Austin that features boutique or retro clothing.
Blanton Museum of Art, headquartered at the University of Texas Austin campus, is one of the largest university art museums in the United States. It houses over 18,000 works of art from the Renaissance and a large collection of contemporary Latin American Art.
Bullock Texas State History Museum is home to the history of Texas including the original Goddess of Liberty statue, the space suit of astronaut Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 mission), and in excess of 500 artifacts. It also houses the largest IMAX screen in Texas. More than 9 million people have visited the Museum since it opening in 2001.
Sixth Street is the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Shops restaurants, bars and live music joints are located here including Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar and Esther’s Follies.
Austin Bats. The largest bat colony in North America is housed in Austin at Congress Avenue Bridge. (1.5 million bats). Visitors come from all over to watch the bats make their nightly mass exodus.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was created as a center to educate botanists, or would-be botanists regarding the benefits of planting and nurturing certain plants. It is the largest research library in the United States for native plant studies. Visitors come from all over the country to see and study the 970 species of Texan flora.