Located in the restored 1856-57 General Land Office building, this three-story castle-like structure is the oldest state office building in Texas.
AV Explore Austin
This 351-acre metropolitan park is considered Austin's most-loved park. Enjoy the hike and bike trails, sports fields or go see a theatre production.
Food (Truck) for Thought
Austin's food truck scene is a strong contender for the top reason to visit the city. Food-court trailer parks are all over Austin, and are home to 1,000+ mobile food vendors.
Austin doesn’t bat an eye at one or two bats, because it is home to Congress Avenue Bridge, which shelters the largest urban bat colony in North America. Up to 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats fly out near dusk each day.
Hit the Road
Brought your car and looking to explore the area? Check out these 15 charming Hill Country towns that are worth a visit. You'll find wineries, breweries, shops, nature and good food along the way.
There will never be a shortage of precious pets around, as Austin is ranked #4 among most pet-friendly cities. If you decide to go on one of the many beautiful riverside runs (the iconic Lady Bird Lake Trail and Barton Creek Greenbelt runs are close to major downtown hotels), be sure to add a few extra minutes to your planned route as you are bound to pass some sweet pups who are begging to be pet.
Once you have had enough puppy petting for one day (if that is even possible), check out some of the other local attractions that we have deemed a must-see! Bringing your own four-legged friend? Check out these pet-friendly parks & trails for double enjoyment!