Austin's most famous music venue. Primarily a blues club with live acts usually 7 nights a week. Check Antone's website for details and calendar.
- Music - Live
This family friendly tour takes you through the sights via Hydra Terra vehicle. See Austin's most historic buildings and Lake Austin from both land and water on this 75 minute ride. Younger travelers are sure to enjoy this amphibious journey!
Prices: Adults $25.95, Children (2 and Under) Free, Children (3-12) $15.95
June 1 - Labor Day: Monday through Friday: 11 AM & 2 PM, Saturday: 10 AM. 12 PM, 2 PM & 4 PM, Sunday: 11 AM, 2 PM & 4 PM
Regular Schedule: Monday and Tuesday: 2 PM, Wednesday through Friday: 11 AM & 2 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM, 2 PM & 4 PM
If you are staying in Austin mid July through early September, head over to the Ann Richards Bridge (Congress Ave--10 blocks south of the Capitol building) to witness the evening exodus of the bridge's resident Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. At dusk, millions emerge from their roosting site underneath the bridge to forage for insects. It's a site to behold.
Austin's best club/bar for live Honkey-tonk music. Food is served here as well, but its authentic Texan--read hearty and unhealthy. Big name acts sometimes come through the doors, including Willie Nelson.
- Music - Live
Frequently voted Austin's "Best Jazz Bar", Elephant Room is below street level and features laid back yet funky jazz in an intimate environment.
- Jazz Club
If you're looking for some adventure, mystery, and natural beauty during your stay in Austin, venture to nearby Georgetown (22 miles from downtown) and visit the Inner Space Cavern. Tours descend into the limestone cavern via a cable-car system.
- Miscellaneous Fun
Located within a couple of miles of our recommended hotels, this tennis center boasts 10 well maintained, laykold, outdoor, lighted courts. The municipal center has been nationally recognized for its instruction programs, leagues and clinics.
The preserve is a great hiking spot, with 3 miles of trails available. Hikers will appreciate the basin's waterfall during non-dry seasons, and quiet scenic beauty year-round. Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Maps are available onsite at the Environmental Education Center (Tuesday through Sunday) or at kiosks at either trailhead. Occasionally concerts and other events are hosted here; check the website calendar for upcoming dates.
Admission: $3/adults, $2 for seniors and children.
Notes: No pets, bicycles, or picnics allowed.