5 Nearby Attractions You Must See

Austin is full of exciting attractions. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, it is also home to world-class museums, unique attractions, and gorgeous outdoor spaces. While making plans to venture out for the day, consider these nearby attractions you must see:

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Our state's true story is told at the Bullock Texas State History Museum located on Congress Ave. through numerous interactive exhibits as well as film and audio-visual displays with an IMAX Theatre, located on-site. In addition to learning more about the history of the Lone Star State, you will also learn about explorers, Native Americans, natural landscape, famous Texans, and ranching.

Austin City Limits

A major focal point of the live music scene that Austin is famous for, Austin City Limits is the United States longest-running music series. Although it was initially created to celebrate Texas music, featuring progressive country, western swing, Tejano music, Texas blues, and rock ‘n roll, it has evolved to featuring national, international, and regional artists performing a broad variety of musical styles.

Zilker Metropolitan Park

Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered to be “Austin’s most-loved park” and sits on 351-acres. Miles of bike and hike trails, a playscape for children, Zilker Zephyr miniature train rides, as well as a natural swimming pool are offered. Zilker Metropolitan Park is the place to go in Austin for the outdoor life with Zilker Botanical Garden, Zilker Hillside Theater, Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, and Austin Nature and Science Center. Enjoy entertainment throughout the year with festivals and events, including Trail of Lights, Austin City Limits music festival, Zilker Kite Festival, and Blues on the Green.

Austin Duck Tour

Located at 602 East 4th Street, Austin’s Visitor Center is where the fun begins. Come aboard your Austin Duck Adventures “Duck”, Hydra Terra vehicle, for a 75-minute tour of sightseeing which includes the State Capitol Building, Historic Sixth Street, Governor’s Mansion, Bob Bullock State History Museum, and of course, Lake Austin. This attraction is great for adults and children, locals and tourists.

Lady Bird Lake

Named after President Lyndon Johnson’s wife, Lady Bird Lake was created to provide a reliable water source to the city of Austin in 1960. Located at La Crosse Avenue, Austin, it is a main recreational area for the city and covers 416 acres. Much of the shoreline has remained open to the public and has wonderful trails, such as Austin Hike and Bike Trail. This lake is a popular spot for boating activities such as kayaks and canoes. Lady Bird Lake is also the home to many major events, like South by Southwest film, concerts, and music festivals.

The is no shortage of thrilling attractions in the city of Austin. Make a day out of visiting some of these popular locations near our apartments near Onion Creek.

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