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Best of Austin Small Group Guided Tour
"This intimate small group tour is the only tour in town where you get out of the van several times for a guided tour. This differs from a Double Decker tour where you are dropped off. This tour allows you to pop into the most important places for just a stop at our famous graffiti park take a photo in front of the Austin postcard and enjoy a sweet treat at the food trucks!You'll learn about art music culture food
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Heart of Austin Bicycle Tour
"The two hour tour starts at 9:00am and it is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation before hitting the road. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for biking and it is suggested to bring a bottle of wate stopping to talk about it's long storied history and it's connection to the formation of Texas. On the way to the University you'll stop at one of the last remaining moon towers that lit up the night in the late 1800's and that was made famous in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Upon arrival on campus you will visit the Tower made famous by the Charles Whitman mass shooting before heading to see the Santa Rita oil well and talk about how oil played a roll in the university's history. The tour will then head to Sholtz's beer garden where you will learn you will coast through the State Capital grounds stopping to talk about Texas' inception and Austin's role in it.You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the h
From $49.00
 
Heart of Austin Bicycle Tour
"The two hour tour starts at 9:00am and it is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation before hitting the road. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for biking and it is suggested to bring a bottle of wate stopping to talk about it's long storied history and it's connection to the formation of Texas. On the way to the University you'll stop at one of the last remaining moon towers that lit up the night in the late 1800's and that was made famous in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Upon arrival on campus you will visit the Tower made famous by the Charles Whitman mass shooting before heading to see the Santa Rita oil well and talk about how oil played a roll in the university's history. The tour will then head to Sholtz's beer garden where you will learn you will coast through the State Capital grounds stopping to talk about Texas' inception and Austin's role in it.You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the h
From $49.00

Lakes & Water Tips (16)

If you are willing to drive a...

If you are willing to drive a ways out of town, you can visit Hamilton's Pool--off 71 West of Austin on Hamilton's Pool Road. It is a natural cave whose top fell in at some point and it is now a...
casciam
Aug 24, 2002

The Lakes

There are some beautiful lakes close to Austin where they often hold concerts (The Backyard) Morissey and my favourite David Bowie have performed here.
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deeper_blue
May 26, 2007

Enjoy the water!

There are so many area lakes, rivers and creeks. Get outside and enjoy! The picture in this photo is of Reimer's Ranch at sunset on the Pedernales River.
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butterfly_girl
Mar 13, 2005

Living By The Lake

The houses along the lake were amazing. Just being able to look down into a peep of them was really amazing..
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keeweechic
Dec 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Austin

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Austin Visitor Center

A good place to stop first is the Austin/State Capitol Visitors Center located in the state capitol complex. I parked my car and decided to walk around downtown Austin and the parking area was right...
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The Driskill

The Driskill Hotel is Austin's most famous and classiest hotel. If you're like me you probably can't afford to stay there but that shouldn't stop you from going in to have a look at the beautiful...
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The Paramount Theatre

This theater was completed in 1915 using a design by Chicago architects, Eberson, Fugard and Knapp and was originally called the "Majestic". It was remodeled and renamed the "Paramount" in the 1930s....
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O. Henry Museum

William Sydney Porter was born in Greensboro, N.C. in 1862. He moved to a ranch near Cotulla, Texas in 1882 and to Austin, Texas in 1884. Porter was a pharmacist, a draftsman, a bank teller, and a...
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Texas Capitol & Capitol Building

There are several other monuments and memorials located on Capitol Square. Some of them include a nice monument dedicated to Tejanos (Texans of Mexican Descent) and their contributions to the culture...
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French Legation Museum

I was a little surprised to hear about a French connection in Austin so I decided to stop by the French Legation Museum. Turns out that French connection wasn't such a great one since it was the home...
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