Top 17 Things to do in Austin, Texas

Come visit Austin! Expedia makes it easy to book Austin tours and find the best attractions. We have a broad selection of things to do in Austin for you to browse through and learn about all the most popular activities. It’s easy to find all the must-see Austin sights by looking though our list of all the most popular Austin attractions.

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2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Cruise through the streets of Austin over 2 days, exploring the most famous sights and landmarks of this eclectic capital city on a hop-on hop-off bus. Learn about Texas' past at intriguing museums, stop off at bustling shopping districts, and... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$20
per person

Austin Aquarium
Looking for fun family things to do in the Austin area? Enjoy up-close views of jellyfish, sharks, and reptiles at the Austin Aquarium. With a variety of aquatic life and even interactive experiences like feeding stingrays, the aquarium introduces children... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per person

Bats & Ghosts Haunted Segway Tour
Ride into an evening of spooky sightseeing as you cruise the old streets of Austin after the sun goes down. From a Segway, hear chilling stories about the city’s past from an experienced guide who knows the favorite haunts of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$75
per person

Circuit of the Americas Helicopter Tour by Austin Helicopters
Hover over long straightaways and hairpin turns to scope out the challenging racetrack at the Circuit of the Americas, just outside Austin's bustling downtown. From your lofty vantage point in a nimble helicopter, check out the renowned Formula 1 track... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

12 minutes

Free cancellation

$100
per person

City Highlights Tour by Austin Detours
Embark on an adventure to some of Austin’s major landmarks, quaint neighborhoods, and hidden gems that only the locals can show you. Ride through town in a comfortable van, and even get a tasty treat from one of Austin's signature... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$38
per person

City Lights Night Tour
Cruise around Austin's bustling streets in an eclectic and authentic double-decker bus. Just like the ones used in England, your open-air ride whisks you around town after the sun has gone down. Along the way, listen to intriguing commentary from... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$30
per person

Downtown Helicopter Tour by Austin Helicopters
Soar above the eclectic streets of Austin on this high-flying adventure that takes you past deep blue lakes, over winding rivers, and above famous city sights and landmarks. As you fly, listen to your experienced pilot and guide as they... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

12 minutes

Free cancellation

$100
per person

Executive Segway Tour
Sweep through the city in serious style—atop a nimble Segway. Get a glimpse of Austin’s historic past, rocking present, and bright future as you make your way through downtown, led by a knowledgeable guide who offers fascinating and historic commentary... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$64
per person

Fun Run Segway Tour
Zip around the eclectic streets of Austin as you explore famous landmarks and historic sites on this unique Segway tour. With an experienced guide to lead you, find out what makes this Texas gem a little different. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$42
per person

Indoor Skydiving Experience by iFLY
Experience all the plummeting, free fall, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, so you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush... Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour

Free cancellation

$60
per person

Lake Travis & Hill Country Helicopter Tour by Austin Helicopters
Cruise over rugged hills and limestone cliffs, enjoy views of winding lakes that sparkle in the sun, and catch glimpses of Austin's stunning skyline from the wide viewing windows of a nimble helicopter. Team up with an experienced pilot and... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

33 minutes

Free cancellation

$282
per person

Live Music Crawl by Austin Detours
Austin is known for its thriving music scene, with over 270 live music venues located downtown or nestled in the neighborhoods of the hip and funky Texas capital. Discover a range of different styles of music with a passionate local... Read More

Categories: Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$54
per person

Ride It Segway Tour
Step onto a modern Segway and roll into the heart of Austin to spend a day exploring the city’s can’t-miss attractions. Let your experienced local guide lead the way as you glide by historic buildings and hear intriguing stories about... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$53
per person

Shared Shuttle: Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Austin–Bergstrom International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Austin–Bergstrom International Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$17
per person

Smartphone-Guided City Scavenger Hunt
Embark on an interactive tour of Austin and discover the city while following hints and completing unique challenges. See landmarks and historical locations like Sixth Street, Lady Bird Lake, and the Driskill Hotel as you solve clues that lead you... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$15
per person

Sports Lovers Helicopter Tour by Austin Helicopters
Take to the skies above Austin and get bird's-eye views of the city's beloved stadiums and renowned racetracks on this high-flying helicopter adventure specifically geared toward sports fans. Check out the gridiron home to the Texas Longhorns and admire the... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

20 minutes

Free cancellation

$177
per person

Ultimate City Highlights Helicopter Tour by Austin Helicopters
Soar through the skies above Austin to check out the city's pristine waterways, eclectic neighborhoods, and beloved sports venues. From your window seat in a nimble helicopter, snap photos of urban landscapes and chat with your experienced guide about all... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$402
per person

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