Zilker Metropolitan Park
Zilker Park is where ACL happens, where a great Zilker Christmas Light Show is, where the Stevie Ray Vaughn bronze is. Close enough to Casa Willow and Holly Neighborhood. Google what is happening at Zilker when you come.
Walk around town lake or take a blanket and a picnic down to Zilker park. It is Austin’s version of Central Park.
Barton Springs Pool, Town Lake, and the Lady Bird Hike and Bike trail are joined at the center by the best park to stroll, throw a blanket on the grass, play beach volleyball, or just sit on a bench and people watch.
Great park right in the heart of downtown. Beautiful view of the city. Great to take pups to or have a picnic.
Great place to walk around and enjoy the park. During the holidays there’s a trail of lights but tickets are required for the light trail.
“With 70 degree water temperatures year-round, Barton Springs is a haven for hippies and laid back families alike.”
“The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours. The Texas Legislature meets every two years, so you’ll have to check the schedule if you want to see an actual session in progress.”
“Alamo Draft house is great for a night out! Watch a movie and get some drinks and food.”
“A lovely stop where you can 1) do a small hike 2) enjoy views of the Austin hills, the river, the rich houses underneath :-D , and even one from downtown Austin. ”
“Learn all about Texas history! This is an excellently done museum and tells the rich history of Texas. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month.”