Things to Do

Things to Do in Austin

FAIRMONT AUSTIN

Fairmont Spa
(Conference attendees receive 10% off their services!)

Pool
Located on the 7th floor terrace, the Fairmont Austin offers hotel guests a seasonally heated pool. 

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Food

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

Bird Bird Biscuit

Contigo

Franklin Barbecue

Kemuri Tatsu-ya

Odd Duck

The Peached Tortilla

Picnik

Veracruz All Natural

Voodoo Doughnut

 

TOURS

Looking for a guided Austin experience?  Find the tour that’s right for you by contacting one of the companies below:

Austin Detours

Austin Wine Tours

Live Love Paddle

RYDE

Twisted Texas Tour

Your Biker Gang

HIGHLIGHTS

Barton Springs Municipal Pool
Located in Zilker Park, Barton Springs Municipal Pool is the perfect place to soak up some sun and take in the Austin skyline. The pool averages 68-70 degrees year-round.

Congress Bridge Bats
The Congress Avenue Bridge bats is a must-see attraction for Austin visitors. Head out to the Congress Bridge and surrounding area around sunset to watch the nearly 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in search of dinner. If you’re looking for a truly memorable experience, check out one of the boat or kayak bat tours.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes, the University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is committed to the conservation of native plants and was officially designated the State Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas in 2017. After exploring the grounds and the more than 900 species of native Texas plants, head over to the Wildflower Café for a refreshing beverage or lunch.

LBJ Presidential Library
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum (LBJ Presidential Library) is the presidential library of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. It is located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Exhibits include The Legacy Gallery, a look at the impact of LBJ’s presidency; November 22, 1963, the day JFK was assassinated and LBJ became the 36th President of the United States; and Motown: The Sound of Young America.

Texas State Capitol
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986, the Texas State Capitol is can’t-miss-Austin-attraction. Specialty, Guided, and Self-Guided tours are available. 

Additional "Things to Do" & Restaurant Articles

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