Cool Things To Do In Austin, TX

City of Austin Texas
City of Austin, TX

The city of Austin, TX is known for many things such as being the capital of Texas, and also home to the University of Texas. But this great city is home to so much more! Today, we’re giving you a list of some must-dos if you visit this funky city!

Barton Springs Pool

This swimming pool is one of Austin’s most famous sites, and you can enjoy a refreshing swim just minutes from downtown! Located within Zilker Park, Barton Springs is the ideal place to cool down and hangout. The pool is fed from underground springs, and maintains a cool temperature all year round! Depths range from 0’-18’, and  the pool itself is surrounded by grassy areas for locals to relax. Every Thursday, the pool is closed from 9a-7p for an intense cleaning process that allows both the guests and wildlife to enjoy. Come visit Barton Springs, and learn the history of the great aquifer. 

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SoCo District

Visit one of Austin’s most funky scenes in the South Congress District! This is THE place to not only take a nice stroll, but to also visit some eclectic boutiques that you wouldn’t find anywhere else! Stop by the outdoor markets with everything from local artists to mouth-watering food vendors. This trendy area of Austin is always bustlin’ with fun events and store for the whole family to enjoy! Looking to shop in some fun stores? The SoCo district will not disappoint! Snag a funky pair of shoes at Goodie Two Shoes, or shop for retro outfits at Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds and Electric Ladyland (yes that’s the full name). 

Here’s the ultimate guide for your visit to the SoCo District!

The Thinkery

Need a fun and engaging activity for the little ones? The Thinkery is perfect for kids looking to experience museums hands-on! This museum is great for every child from infant age to 11 years old with special areas designated for babies and toddlers. Exhibits suchs as Innovators’ Workshop, Kitchen Lab, and a Light Lab allows anyone to investigate new realms of science in engaging ways! Admission is only $12 per visitor, and FREE for children 0-23 months old. Let your kids be inspired by the world innovation and creative problem-solving!

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The Picnic

The city of Austin THRIVES on the concept of supporting local business, and this food truck joint resembles just that! The Picnic provides the perfect environment for local food trucks to flourish with plenty of parking and comfortable pavilions for locals to enjoy their food. Is your group having a hard time deciding what kind of food to eat? No worries! Currently, there are numerous food trucks ranging from Thai, cupcakes, Venezuelan, and even seafood (You can click here to see what food trucks are currently parked at the venue). Stop by to get a taste of the local Austin cuisine guaranteed to give you the coolest food truck experience of your life. 

This is only a short list of the possible things you and your family can do when visiting Austin, TX. Come and visit for yourself all the funkiness and ~good vibes~ the city has to offer!