Austin is one of those place that was never EVER on our radar of "Must-See Places." But we've had several friends and coworkers go there and come back RAVING about how great it is (also it's the Live Music Capital of the World!?), so we decided to look into all the hype around Austin, Texas...
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THINGS TO DO
Texas State Capitol - 14 feet taller than the US Capitol building, many visitors say it's the most impressive state legislative building they've ever seen. Free guided tours, which generally last about 30 minutes, or self-guided tours via brochures.
Zilker Metropolitan Park - FREE! 351 acre park with art museums, swimming, nature center, and a Dino pit??
Sixth Street - Some compare it to Bourbon Street in NOLA. Live music GALORE.
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center - $12 for adults, $6 for kids, kids under 4 are free
Barton Springs Pool (not free) - Inside Zilker Metropolitan Park. Formed from underground springs, the 3-acre pool consistently stays between 68 and 70 degrees! It’s free if you go before 8am between March and October, but if not, it's a cheap $8 for adults, $3 or 4 for kids.
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library - $10 for adults, 12 and under are free
Torchy's - this is like, THE place we hear about when our friends talk about food in Austin
Food truck parks! - here's a solid map of just a few locations
MIKE'S READING CORNER
The BATS on the Congress Avenue Bridge. Mike's favorite thing.