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Hot Spring
Nestled within Austin's extensive Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool represents one of the city's most popular recreational areas. Fed by under
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Government Building
At the time of its construction, Texas' Texas State Capitol was billed as the seventh largest building in the world. The massive Italian Rena
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Theme Park
SeaWorld , San Antonio
Discover the wondrous world of underwater creatures on over 100 hectares (250 acres at SeaWorld. One of the largest aquariums in the country,
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Duration: 2 hours
Austin’s favorite “bucket list tour” offers an excellent city overview in just 2 hours. Visit major landmarks, lesser-known gems that only a local would know about, real neighborhoods, and even a food truck! Your guide’s in-the-know commentary provides more insight than you could get elsewhere.You’ll learn all about Austin’s art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous residents, and how the locals “Keep Austin Weird." By the end of your tour, there is no doubt that you will know why people love Austin. Come as strangers, leave as friends!
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Home to the world's largest urban bat colony, Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching attracts visitors to the bats' haunt. During the daylight h
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Hiking Trail
Complete with 16 km (10 mi) of paths for foot and cycle traffic, Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail offers a scenic circuit in the heart of t
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Government Buildings · History Museums · Nightlife
From alternative festivals and live concerts, to theater plays and sporting events, there are plenty of interesting things to do in Austin. Texas State Capitol is arguably Austin's most visited attraction, but to learn the full story of the state--from the earliest Native American communities to the struggle for independence and the modern era--go to Bullock Texas State History Museum. One of the city's most popular recreational areas, Barton Springs Pool is a great destination for a family outing. The nearby Zilker Metropolitan Park is another hub of outdoor recreation. If you're a nature lover, don't miss the world's largest urban bat colony hanging under the arches of Congress Avenue Bridge.

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