Things to Do in Austin

Austin, TX

You may know what to do in Houston, but what about Austin? This proudly unique city prides itself on its beautiful scenery, phenomenal arts scene, and of course, it’s wonderfully weird community. So when you’re thinking of things to do in Austin, why not check out a few unexpected gems that you might not find in the average guidebook?

Congress Bridge Bats

Bet you never expected “bat watching” to be on a list of things to do in Austin, but the Congress Bridge bats are an unexpected attraction to visitors from San Antonio to Sugarland. Following a renovation in the 1980s, the Congress Avenue Bridge became a hotspot for Mexican free-tailed bats and Austin nature-lovers have flocked to the area ever since for a chance to see the show. Stop by around sunset to grab a good spot and watch as hundreds to thousands of bats emerge to fly over Lady Bird Lake. Don’t forget to look east!

Live Love Paddle

Speaking of Congress Bridge bats, you can also get a great view when you rent a kayak or paddle boat from Live Love Paddle on Lady Bird Lake! In addition to their bat watching tours, you can also get an urban kayak tour of Austin to learn local history and see downtown Austin from the water. Austin was listed as one of the top 10 urban kayaking places in the country by USA Today, so why not experience the magic for yourself? If you’d prefer to carve your own path, Live Love Paddle also offers single and tandem boats to explore the water at your own pace!

Texas State Tubes

While Live Love Paddle offers a great way to get active while enjoying the sights and sounds of Austin, sometimes you just want to relax and float by. That’s where Texas State Tubes comes in. Offering both public and private tubing trips, this tubing company specializes in easygoing float trips down the San Marcos River. Bring food, snacks, and of course, plenty of sunscreen to accompany you while breezily floating down the river over your 3-hour tour.

Find Out More About Austin

Ready to head out and explore the many amazing things to do in Austin? Before you plan that trip with Texas State Tubes or Live Love Paddle, be sure that you know how to get there! Read up on our tips for driving in Austin traffic and contact us at Aston Martin Houston for more local advice!

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7000 Katy Rd.
Houston, TX, 77024 US
Aston Martin Houston 29.783246, -95.442392.