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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

    Fed by spring water, this nature made pool is a one of a kind. The water remains a refreshing 68 degrees regardless of the temperature. Be sure to take advantage ...

  • 2
    Zilker Metropolitan Park

    Zilker Metropolitan Park

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

    A great place to take a break from the bustling downtown. Large open space make this a great place to play soccer or frisbee.

  • 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

    The Capitol is amazing. It offers a great area to walk around in its grounds. The interior is also quite awe inspiring. Docent led tours are very informative!

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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

    This is Austin's main drag and a great place to wander down. I think I enjoyed the people watching more than anything else and there were some really great shops ...

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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

    Great place for unique shops, live music, and patio dining. I recommend grabbing a margarita in Guerro's Music Garden and heading up to live Jazz above the legendary continental club. ...

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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

    Great to do if you've never done it! Watch the bats leave their home under the Congress Ave. bridge just before sunset during the warm months. Can be crowded, so ...

  • 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!

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    Rainey Street

    Rainey Street

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

    Rainey street is by far my preferred option for a night out in the city. With lot's of food trucks, bars and restaurant and a great vibe so different from ...

  • 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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