How to experience Austin?
Feel the mood of the city
Hunt all kinds of neon signs
Paddle at the middle of the buildings
The Colorado River runs along the city center and gives you amazing views of the skyline from a different and original angle.There are a few canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals along the river. We recommend the ones by Zilker Park, a green area, very close from downtown where you can chill, do exercise, and swim in the river and natural springs pool! Don’t miss spotting out the turtles.
Austin has a lot to offer, it is the perfect mix between nature and urban. There are lots of trails around the city as well as parks and hills to climb up. We went on a hike along the Green Belt Trail, where you can do activities such as running, cycling, climbing, or swimming if there is water in the natural ocurrying pools along the river. There is no need to get extreme, you can go for a picnic or just to hang out.
We recommend to climb up Mt. Bonnell to see views of the river and skyline. Try to make it there for the sunset, it is a great spot.
Graffiti wall at Castle Hill
Meet the bats for sunset
A special phenomena happens seasonally, from March to November- a huge migration of Mexican bats fly from south of the border to live under Congress bridge, located on Congress Street, one of Austin’s busiest streets. From here, every day at sunset time, a colony of 1.5 million bats comes out from under the bridge to fly into the night to find food for themselves and their newborns. It is so impressive to watch, go early because it gets really crowded.
Eat eat eat !
The food scene in this city is crazy, so if you are a foodie like us,
be prepared to eat as much as you can.
tasty, very well served and good coffee!
quick and so delicious, fries here are a must!
and Magnolia Café. Maybe you can tell us about your experience there.
Try the famous fried pickles
and the endless locally brewed beers
Doesn’t sound right? We didn’t believed it and were very skeptical when we first heard about this, but after dipping that deep fried pickle in the special sauce and having the first juicy bite, we found the holy grail of bar food. Is there anything else we can say?
The beer scene in Austin is something special. You have so many good options, we have to say that we tried the finest beers ever during our stay there. Whatever your taste, you will find a beer that pleases you here. Go for beers from the local brewery, Austin Beerworks, there will be no mistake.
Go to downtown and Enjoy the bars
and live music on 6th St.
For the ultimate Texan experience go to the shop Texas Jack Wild West, be sure to buy your cowboy hat.
Taste Texan wines. Yes, there is wine in Texas and pretty good ones! We went to Becker Vineyards and had a wine tasting for $20 bucks which included 6 different wines and a souvenir glass.
To finish, we advise you take the time to visit Enchanted Rock for sunset and enjoy its 360° view of the forest. To get there you will have to drive 25 minutes from Fredericksburg.