Top 31 Things to do in Austin, Texas

The city of Austin is hands down the most eclectic community in the state of Texas. Located in the center of the state, it straddles the American Southwest as well as the Old South. Arts and culture are both well-represented here, and visitors will find no lack of things to do in Austin - particularly if they love the live music scene. The official slogan of the city of Austin is the Live Music Capitol of the World, and the city boasts more live music venues than any other city in the United States. Recorded live at the Moody Theater, the television show "Austin City Limits" is the oldest-running musical oriented television program in the country. If you're seeking unforgettable Austin activities, attending this program will remain a fond memory for the rest of your life.

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 adult

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

$15
per adult

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 adult

Capital City Tour with Barbecue Tastings
On this immersive tour through the eclectic capital of Texas, drive down funky neighborhood streets, learn about the city's diverse music history, and enjoy savory bites of barbecue. Wander into the vibrant shops that line South Congress and Sixth Street... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$81
per adult

Circuit of the Americas Helicopter Tour
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 adult

City Highlights Tour
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

$33
per adult

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 adult

Downtown Helicopter Tour
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 adult

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

$57
per adult

Flyboarding on Lake Buchanan
Head out on an aquatic adventure that combines the exhilaration of flying with the wet-and-wild fun of an extreme watersport. Propelled by powerful jets of water, your flyboard adventure allows you to soar, swoop, dive, and spin above the surface... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$3,990
per adult

Flyboarding on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson
Head out on an aquatic adventure that combines the exhilaration of flying with the wet-and-wild fun of an extreme watersport. Propelled by powerful jets of water, your flyboard adventure allows you to soar, swoop, dive, and spin above the surface... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$3,990
per adult

Flyboarding on Lake Travis
Channel your inner superhero and take flight during an exciting flyboarding session at beautiful Lake Travis. With an expert guide walking you through the lesson, cover the basics and then pick up more complicated techniques as you blast off from... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$3,990
per adult

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

$38
per adult

Historic Downtown Pedicab Tour
Get ready for a unique, pedal-powered tour of historic Downtown that shows you the city's best landmarks on an eco-friendly ride. With your own personal driver to show you around on a breezy pedicab ride, this fun and informative outing... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$46
per adult

Indoor Skydiving Experience
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, Attractions

1 hour

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

Kayak Rental at Lady Bird Lake
Paddle through the waters of Lady Bird Lake, scoping out views of downtown Austin's skyline, visiting quiet islands, and cruising past parks that line this sealed section of the Colorado River. Along the way, explore secluded beaches perfect for a... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours

Free cancellation

$25
per adult

Kayaking Tour of Congress Avenue Bridge with Bats
Embark on a kayak tour along the mighty Colorado River and marvel at the Congress Avenue Bridge, which is home to the world's largest urban colony of bats. A professional guide, lots of fascinating commentary, and epic city views make... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Jet Ski Rental or Tour
Zip around the shores of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson on a high-powered jet ski, following an experienced guide on a guided tour or checking out the area on your own with a 1- or 2-day rental. With a rental, choose... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$3,695
per adult

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 adult

Lake Travis Jet Ski Rental or Tour
Lake Travis—a reservoir on the Colorado River near Austin—is perfect for zipping around on a jet ski. Rent your own 3-person or single-rider stand-up jet ski to explore the scenery, jump wakes, and speed from beach to beach. If you'd... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$3,695
per adult

Lockhart & Central Texas Barbecue Tour
See how the city of Lockhart got its reputation as the barbecue capital of the world on this one-of-a-kind tour to discover the great tastes of Central Texas. With some tender brisket and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, you're taking a mouthwatering... Read More

$104
per adult

Pedicab Brewery Tour of East Austin
If you like beer, this tour of Austin's newest microbreweries is the perfect introduction to the tastes of Texas' capital city. Get to know the impressive and still-growing scene that's nurtured the beers of East Austin, tour the facilities, and... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$46
per adult

Race Ride at Driveway Austin
Buckle up and hang on for a thrilling ride around one of Texas' most celebrated racetracks. With a professional driver at the helm, feel what it's like to blast around wide bends, zoom down long straightaways, and zip around tight... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

1 hour

$96
per adult

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

$48
per adult

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

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$17
per adult

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

$38
per adult

Sports Lovers Helicopter Tour
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 adult

Supercar Driving Experience at Driveway Austin Motorsports
Get behind the wheel of a high-powered supercar and scream around the track at Driveway Austin. Choose between a Lamborghini Superleggera, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Porsche 911 Carrera S, or Nissan GT-R and blast between wide bends and long straightaways as... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions

12 minutes

$264
per adult

Texas Hill Country & LBJ Tour
Cruise through the rolling, tree-flecked landscapes of Texas Hill Country to check out the former home of a US President, explore colorful towns made famous by country musicians, and stop in at an award-winning winery. Visit LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg, and... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$109
per adult

Ultimate City Highlights Helicopter Tour
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 adult

Urban Kayaking Tour
Explore the waters of Lady Bird Lake on this urban kayaking tour in the heart of Austin. Cruise under the spans of the Congress Avenue Bridge, look for Mexican Free-tailed bat colonies chasing down their dinner, and enjoy sweeping views... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

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