These twenty-two amazing acres overlook the Zilker Park fields bordering Barton Springs Road. The garden is actually comprised of several different gardens, including the Cactus and Succulent, Xeriscape, Herb and Fragrance, Rose, Azalea, Butterfly and Taniguchi Gardens. Taniguchi is a beautiful Japanese landscape with a waterfall, running stream, lily ponds and wooden bridges. The lush, peaceful grounds are commonly perused by artists and writers searching for inspiration, and by others just looking for solitude amid the city. See their website for further information.
For cruising around on Town Lake, the best way to go is on a Capital Cruise. Have dinner with friends or just your date, while watching the beauty of Austin's downtown from the peaceful water. Sightseeing tours are available along with canoes and kayaks; or you can take out paddle boats for an outdoor activity with the family. So whether it is a romantic evening for two or a day on the lake with kids, this service can meet your needs. Furthermore, the Hyatt caters cruises and serves shrimp pasta, beef or chicken fajitas, and more. They will work with your company or group to customize a menu if you desire.
3808 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703 +1 512 453 7246
Situated in a pristine location on the edge of Austin Lake, the members-only Westwood Country Club gives you an atmosphere like no other. The club was established in 1955, however, the main club house known as the McClendon home, dates back to the 1920s. This historic club house is surrounded by various modern sports facilities like tennis courts, racquetball courts, an outdoor pool, squash and fitness rooms for one and all. Apart from sports, the club is also used for hosting private events and wedding functions from time to time. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Over the years, Austin's Fiesta Gardens have been home to numerous festivals and cultural events. This venue has become a firm favorite with organizers because of the thick grass and luscious foliage which prevent it from becoming an annoying dust-filled space. A sheltered pavilion coupled with multiple stages and a superlative layout along the waterside, sets apart these festive gardens from other outdoor event spaces.
409 East 5th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 477 1566
Brush Square Park is a historic landmark in downtown Austin. Occupying less than an acre in the heart of the city, the location was designated a square, when acclaimed fiction writer O. Henry's house was moved to the area and given the status of a public museum. The refreshing greens are ideal for casual group meetings and picnics. Amidst the scattered benches, the sidewalks, the trees and shrubs, pleasant times can be spent. Brush Square Park also hosts multiple concerts and live events. Saunter past this historic place, pay a visit to the O. Henry House Museum, and soak in the natural ambiance!
320 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 476 1320
Alamo Ritz is the downtown branch of the highly successful Alama Drafhouse Cinema chain. The 2-screen Alamo Ritz takes film-viewing to an all new level combining it with excellent dining facilities. In an otherwise traditional theater seating, rows of narrow tables are spread out for the audience to feast on quality food and drinks. Ritz screens the latest Hollywood flicks, besides being host to a multitude of live performers. The cozy private balconies offer a great view of the screen and is a hit with audiences. Alamo Ritz is not just movies; it's a wholesome entertainment experience! Call for more information.
422 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 974 6797
Republic Square in Downtown Austin is one of the city's original parks when the city was founded in the early 19th Century. There are plenty of cultural and social events held here throughout the year, including concerts, free movies and even yoga. The weekly farmers' market is also a popular attraction of this easily accessible park in Austin.
Chaparral Ice Arena is an ice-skater's paradise. Skater of all levels can enjoy this fun-filled and thrilling sport at this expansive space. Choose among group skating, Curling, Broomball and Dodgeball and many other engaging activities. Or you can improvise your skills by enrolling for the skating classes. Apart from this, the arena also hosts corporate outings, summer camps, birthday parties and other events with the theme of skating. All in all, a great place to spend a day with the whole family.
1400 West 41st Street Austin, TX 78756 +1 512 327 1388
Take a tour with Lone Star Riverboat down the Colorado River (known as Town Lake in the Austin city limits) on a paddle wheel boat. This Southern style of transportation is a perfect way to take in the city's skyline. Trips are 90 minutes long and do not require reservations. Call ahead to determine the seasonal schedule. During the summer moonlight cruises are offered, as well as close-up cruises of the bats underneath Congress bridge. Prices vary by excursion, so check their website for further information.
913 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78702 +1 512 476 3669
Domy's Books has more than just books. The shop contains a collection of videos, magazines and periodicals that are all geared towards getting your creative juices flowing. They also host exhibitions and events that bring various art mediums together, making Domy's a one-stop-shop for artistic travelers who are looking for some inspiration.
The Visual Arts Center (VAC) is a venue for the
art and art history department at the University of Texas in Austin to showcase their work. Many events take place here as well, such as lectures, art galleries, performing ...
First United Methodist Church of Austin is a huge Victorian
style church in the heart of the downtown business district. Founded in 1839, the church is proud of presenting inspiring sermons that uplift while remaining relevant to the challenges ...
InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel is synonymous with elegant luxury.
Situated in downtown Austin, Stephen F Austin Hotel is ideal for leisure and business travelers alike. A classy structure with beautifully furnished interiors and a plethora of amenities, make ...