Austin Things to do

Austin Things to do

Austin may be known as the Live Music Capital of the World but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. While Austin is home to over 250 music venues (so you can definitely get your music fix), there are tons of other things to do in Austin. Just some of the cool attractions in Austin include the Austin Zoo, Zilker Botanical Garden, and Austin Aquarium. Discover the city on a Segway tour or an open-air electric shuttle. Explore the outdoors at Lady Bird Lake or Barton Springs Pool. With so many things to do in Austin, you won’t want to leave!

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Gain a unique view of the Austin city skyline, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, and the Colorado River with Downtown Austin Tours. This twelve to fourteen-minute ride takes guests on a breathtaking adventure soaring above the heart of the city and many historic spots throughout Austin. Details
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Hop in a 14 passenger Mercedes-Benz and explore Austin in style. This sightseeing tour will highlight the history of Austin while driving you through the edge of the Texas Hill Country. You will see beautiful views and visit famous sites that draw millions of tourists each year. Also, this is the only tour that goes to the contemporary East Austin. Do yourself a favor and make sure you have time for this tour! Details
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Austin Aquarium

Austin, South Texas
Escape into the wilderness and take a stroll through the Austin Aquarium! Learn about the wonders of marine life, see thousands of aquatic animal species, and enjoy interactive activities that will keep the whole family entertained; such as up-close and personal encounters with many reptiles and creatures! The Austin Aquarium is the perfect way to see how life is like under the sea. Details
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Bat Flight Segway Tour

Transport Yourself • Austin, South Texas
Experience a spectacular sightseeing opportunity when you witness Austin's bats take flight in the evening. The city has one of the biggest colonies of urban bats on the entire planet. Take a tour on a Segway and enjoy the erratic flight patterns of the nocturnal creatures without the hassle of parking. Spend about an hour and a half taking in the beauty of one of nature's most fascinating animals. Details
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Just outside of downtown Austin, Texas, Circuit of the Americas is the prime destination for world-renowned motorsport racing in the nation. The 20-turn, counterclockwise circuit hosts the United States Grand Prix and Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas and has also hosted numerous others motorsport events and top entertainment in its outdoor amphitheater since 2012. Details
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Secret Food Tours Austin

Austin, South Texas
Secret Food Tours now features Austin, Texas, the weirdest city in America, and a culinary harbor of Tex Mex and BBQ! You will sample savory recipes that date back hundreds of years, along with many contemporary takes on the classics, all cooked by expert chefs. A knowledgeable guide will lead the way, providing information on how dishes are prepared, plenty of lore, and insight into Austin's vibrant food scene! Details
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Let Austin Helicopters take you on a one-of-a-kind tour of Austin, TX. On this 20-minute flight, explore the sights of Downtown Austin then fly over the Circuit of the Americas tour. It’s the most unique way to see the best of Austin. Details
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Travel along the beautiful, scenic backroads of the Texas Hill Country, with a brief stop at the LBJ National Historic Park Visitor Center in Johnson City. After, you'll visit the town of Stonewall, the peach capital of Texas and home to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Enjoy a tour of the LBJ Ranch, located along the picturesque Pedernales River.

During your tour, you will discover how the German migration of the 1840s and 1850s influenced the development of this picturesque area. You will hear about the role of the Texas cowboy, and the great cattle drives from South Texas to mid-western markets, and you'll learn about the legacies of both LBJ—America’s 36th President—and Lady Bird, his beloved wife.

We will visit the quaint German town of Fredericksburg, known for great shopping, western & regional art, biergartens, bratwurst, Texas-European fusion furniture, and home & ranch decor. In this picturesque little town is where you can visit the Nimitz Museum & National Museum of the Pacific War. If you prefer, you can shop and eat lunch at an authentic German biergarten, or go to a wine tasting (or 2!), or sample award-winning beer at the Fredericksburg Brewery. We make this Fredericksburg part of the tour flexible, so you'll have time to browse the town and do whatever pleases you!

We will stop and take in the storied musical history of the colorful town of Luckenbach, made world-famous by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P Nunn, Hondo Crouch, and many more artists and colorful characters.

Finally, we will discuss the development of the Texas wine industry as we drive through Texas vineyards and visit one of the area's award-winning local wineries. (Optional)
We’ll be traveling from Austin, one of the fastest-growing cities in the US, to the west, on Highway 290 into the heart of the great German migration of the 19th century.

Until further notice, guided tours of the interior of the “Texas Whitehouse” are canceled per the National Park Service due to needed repairs. However, guests can still explore the LBJ Ranch grounds, view exhibition pieces and artifacts in the JetStar Hangar, watch an award-winning 14-minute film, and get a picture with LBJ’s infamous JetStar aka “Air Force One-Half.”

After reservation is complete please follow voucher instructions to call Gray Line directly 48 hours prior to your tour departure to confirm your reservation. Details
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The Real Austin Tour

Austin Detours • Austin, South Texas
Experience the best Austin has to offer during this 2-hour bucket list tour. This van tour makes stops at major landmarks, lesser-known gems, food trucks, and city neighborhoods. Along the way, guides will dish about local art, culture, food, history, and significant Austinites. You’ll learn about how locals “Keep Austin Weird” and truly experience Capital City. Details
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