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15 Best Things To Do in Austin in 2023

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The capital of Texas, Austin is known for its live music, barbecue, tacos, and beer. This is precisely why I was in love with this city before I even traveled there! In this guide, we’ll dive into these and several more of the attractions and best things to do in Austin, Texas.

Austin is a city that prides itself on being just a little different.

Indeed, the state capital feels worlds apart from the rest of Texas. People here embrace that, though. An unofficial slogan of the city is “Keep Austin Weird,” and I’d say they’re doing a fine job.

In all seriousness, though, the Texas capital packs a serious punch as a travel destination and Austin is on our list of the best places to visit in the US. In addition to the amazing food, music, and beer, Austin is surrounded by rivers, lakes, and parks. I enjoyed my trip to Austin and can’t wait to return.

Best Things To Do in Austin

You have plenty of options for enjoying the great outdoors in Austin. Go hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and much more, it’s hard to be bored in this city.

If you’re ready to plan an awesome trip to ATX, read on for a detailed look at the top attractions and what to do in Austin for every type of traveler.

1. Try an Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage these days! Not only are they a lot of fun for team building and groups, but it’s one of the best things to do in Austin for friends and families.

The Escape Game Austin offers 7 different rooms for you to try and escape from – each surrounding a different theme, and for various skill levels. A few of the rooms that sound the most interesting to me are escaping from prison, completing a successful art heist, finding a bunch of gold, or stopping a major international threat.

The most challenging room is the Prison Break, while the Classified room (stopping the international threat), is one of only two found around the USA. You have just one hour to escape! Book your tickets here.

Address: 405 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, United States. Click here for directions.

2. Tour the Texas Capitol

texas state capitol in austin with the american flag and usa flag

Topping my list of things to do in Austin is going on a tour of the Texas State Capitol. This beautiful Italian Renaissance Revival building is the seat of government for the state of Texas. It’s also a must-see for visitors to Austin.

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that’s certainly true of the state capitol. It’s actually bigger than the United…

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