Austin is one of the best US cities to live in. It’s a nice place for people who love doing fun things like taking hikes or enjoying amazing landmarks. Austin is the state capital and is home to numerous attractions. It is the location of the Formula 1’s Circuit of the Americas raceway. It’s also a music hub and If you want to meet some of the top artists in the US, Austin is the place to be. Here are some of the fun things you can do in Austin.
Visit the State Capitol
The Texas State Capitol building is a National Historic Landmark. If you are in Austin, you should visit this remarkable building and experience its beauty live. Some of the things to see include the red granite that shines brightly, the gigantic brass door hinges and the top of the amazing dome. There is also a gift shop and a cafeteria. The wonderfully landscaped gardens and a free guided tour of the 17 surrounding monuments are a real treat.
Hike to Mount Bonnell
This is one of the most beautiful spots to watch the sunset from. It is an amazing place and you can find many scenic spots here to enjoy the breathtaking views. You can meander past the engagement proposals and find a nice area to relax in what is the highest spot in the town. All the hiking here is free and if you want to propose, many people enjoy popping the question at the highest point in town as it is so beautiful and romantic here.
Break out of prison at the Escape Game
This is located downtown next to Austin Visitor Center and it is a popular spot in Austin. You can go with family and friends and brainstorm together to find clues to help you overcome challenges to complete a mission and ultimately escape. There are five different adventures to choose from at the Escape Game from The Heist, Classified, Playground and the best of all –Prison Break.
The Dinosaur Park
This is a short 30 minute drive to Cedar Creek which is southeast of Austin. The Dinosaur Park is ready to thrill and amaze the whole family. Take the family around the park and meet the dinosaurs. They range from 2ft tall to one that is a gigantic 85ft long. There are fossil digs so the children can dig, excavate and find dinosaur treasures. It is a great place for family fun, especially for the kids.
Enjoy the world famous Congress Bridge Bats
Viewing the Congress Bridge Bats is one of the most popular tourist activities in Austin. It is a spectacle to watch and the views are breathtaking. Watch as many as 1.5 million bats scatter in the sky during their nighty departure from under the Congress Bridge in their relentless pursuit of eating mosquitoes.
The bats can be viewed from a number of different venues, including an electric paddle wheel boat cruise, a Lone Star Riverboat tour, and a Kayak Bat Watching Tour.