When in Austin...
If you've already taken time to smell the flowers:
Check out the live music scene in the clubs on Sixth Street. From folk to rock to country, you'll find your sound in the "Live Music Capital of the World."
Stroll along trails by Town Lake and in Zilker Park.
Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around Town Lake, the stretch of the Colorado River dammed off along Austin.
Take a dip in Barton Springs, a spring-fed pool always a cool 68 degrees.
From April to October, watch the nightly take-off of some 700,000 bats from underneath the Congress Avenue bridge, home to the world's largest urban bat colony.
Visit the Elisabet Ney Museum and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden for a dose of art.
Tour the Texas State Capitol (seven feet taller than the U.S. Capitol) and Governor's mansion.
In football season, catch a game at the University of Texas.
Go to the top of Mount Bonnell for a bird's eye view of Austin.
Taste the local cuisine at Austin's many Tex-Mex restaurants.
Visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum at the University of Texas.
Tour the one-time home of famous short-story writer O. Henry, whose life was often more dramatic than fiction.
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