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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
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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

Barton Springs Pool Tips (13)

Canoe or Kayak Trip in Austin

While in Austin, renting canoes or Kayaks on Barton Creek is worth a couple hours of your time. Being on the river is a different change of scenery from the hike & bike trail. Make sure to keep a...
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butterfly_girl
Apr 04, 2011

Natural Relaxation

I try and make a trip to Barton Springs every time i'm in Austin. The water stays at a year round 72 degrees because the natural spring which feeds the pool. I use the term "pool" very broadly when...
Murphman12
May 01, 2009

chill out with the beautiful people

It seems to me that most of the folks who go to Barton Springs are quite easy on the eye which makes for excellent people watching. It's really stunning here; completely different to any "pool" I've...
elise252
Oct 09, 2006

Chillin' at Barton Springs

Baton Springs is a huge natural springs right in the middle of town. The water is 65 degrees year round and is a great place to cool your heels in the hot summer months. Nudity is tolerated and the...
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klasher
Sep 25, 2006

Cool and Refreshing!

A must during the summer. One of the best places to spend a lazy afternoon swimming, sunning, and people watching. The entrance fee for the pool is $3.00. Be sure to get a hand stamp for re-entry if...
Starla2005
Jun 15, 2006

Cool Waters in a Cool City

Waiting around until the nightlife kicks in can be a long wait...especially in the summer. So why not wait in nice, cool waters, surrounded by skantily clad people soaking up the sun? There's nothing...
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richnewman
Jun 01, 2005

Taking a dip

Austin has a tendency to be extremely hot so one of the best watering holes is Barton Springs Pool. It's a natural aquifer that stays 68 degrees all year around. It can get crowded but you can take...
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Durallsquaw
Nov 06, 2004

Barton Springs - Pure Austin landmark

I'm sure most Austin pages already have this place, but what sort of Austinite would I be without including it? Here is a place for natural relaxation. The 'pool' is really a spring-fed stream which...
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yelli
Aug 17, 2004

Take an Icy swim on a Hot day!

If you come to Austin Barton Springs pool is a well known "must see". This is as close as Austin has to having a beach. In the hot summer months this place is packed with sunbathers, hippies,...
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butterfly_girl
Apr 18, 2004

Barton Springs - Beat the Heat

Awesome in size, a beautiful swimming "hole." Be prepared to swim in clear cold spring water. I like to go there when it is extremely hot. Once you put your toe into the water you will be grateful for...
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hadleybe
Aug 24, 2003

Go to Barton Springs. Barton...

Go to Barton Springs. Barton Springs stays cold year round (I think it's 68 degrees). Barton Springs has a pool that is fenced off from the springs itself, and you can also trek up the Greenbelt and...
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SinKitty
Aug 25, 2002

Barton Springs

Known for its crystal clear waters, that attract turtles and fish. Barton Springs is a great destination for a cool (68F) swim or kayaking.
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Nov 02, 2014
 
 
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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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Getting to Austin

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2201 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78746

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