Fun Things to Do in Austin Texas

Posted by Kent Redding on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 5:33pm

By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Are you searching for fun things to do in Austin Texas? If so, there’s a wide variety of fun things to do that anyone can enjoy all year long including the following.

#1 – Swim in Barton Springs Pool

Open most days from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, but closed on Thursdays for cleaning, Barton Springs Pool is a three-acre pool that’s located within Zilker Park. What’s great about this pool is that it’s perfect for year-round swimming since the average water temperature is 70 degrees.

#2 – Go Hike the Barton Creek Green Belt

It’s considered to be the 7th best hiking trail in Texas, and it’s easy to see why, because, the Barton Creek Greenbelt offers close to 8 miles of trails that stretch from Zilker Park all the way to Austin’s Westlake subdivision and it’s open daily from 5:00 am so get here early if you’re in the mood for a hike, run or nature walk.

#3 – Watch the Bats on the Congress Street Bridge

The Austin bats are one of the most well-known attractions that tourists come to Austin for every single year. If you haven’t watched the bats yet come to the Congress Street Bridge at dusk from March through early November to watch them leave from under the bridge around 7:45 PM in search of food.

#4 – Go Turtle Watching at Austin’s Turtle Pond

Got kids who love turtles? If so, you should go turtle watching at Austin’s turtle pond. Located at the LBJ Presidential Library, the turtle pond features a wide variety of snapping turtles so bring your camera and be ready to enjoy another iconic Austin attraction.

#5 – Visit Lady Bird Lake

If you love kayaking, canoeing, biking, hiking or walking, Lady Bird Lake in Austin Texas is another great spot for you to get your workout in while enjoying nature. Besides all of the fun you can have on the water Lady Bird lake also has great trails too and it’s a perfect destination for hiking, walking and biking.

#6 – Tour the State Capitol

Located at 1100 Congress Ave in Austin, the State Capital should be an essential trip for history buffs and for anyone who wants to sneak a peek into one of the most iconic buildings in Texas.

#7 – Go Mural Hunting

Last of all, but most important is for you to go hunting for murals in Austin, and there’s a wide variety to choose from, including the “How Small Are You?” mural, to the “I love you so much” mural. After checking out the murals in Austin head over to Castle Hill to view the excellent graffiti art painted by artists from around the world since it’s a safe space for graffiti artists to work without having to look over their shoulders for the police.

Learn More about Fun Things to Do In Austin

To learn more about fun things to do in Austin, or to view homes for sale, contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online.

 

 

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