The Best Things To Do In Austin
Are you traveling to Austin anytime soon? With as many things to do in the area, I would suggest spending a little time making plans on how you will see the places that you are interested in touring or visiting. For us, we start online with a search of the area and the attractions near where we are staying. Based on what our family likes to do, here are the best things to do in Austin, Texas while on vacation.
Before we get started, I would like to thank Groupon for sponsoring this post. As always, the opinions are mine and the suggestions may be different based on what your family enjoys doing while traveling.
Austin is the capital of the Texas, and at the last official count was listed as the 11th largest city in the United States (based on population) and the 4th largest city in the state of Texas. It is located in the along foothills of Texas Hill Country, which makes the scenery beautiful.
According to the history of the state, pioneers started settling in the early 1800s. In 1839 it was named the state capitol but was called Waterloo. The name was soon changed to Austin in honor of the first secretary of state, Stephen Austin. The area is home to some pretty major corporations like Apple Inc., Cisco, eBay, Google, IBM, Intel, Oracle Corporation, Texas Instruments, 3M, and Whole Foods Market. The people that call Austin home are a varied as the surrounding landscape and they are proud to call themselves Austinites.
The local attractions are just as varied. From fountains to the zoo, and museums to concerts and sporting events; there is something for everyone to enjoy in Austin.
Here is our list of the best things to do in Austin:
Wanting to be outside:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Tandem-Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Rentals from Congress Avenue Kayaks
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Needing something inside:
Urban Air Trampoline Park
Escape-Room at Mystery Room Austin
Baking and Specialty Skills Classes at Make It Sweet
Indoor Rock Climbing
Didn’t I tell you there was a ton of things to do in Austin? And as we all know, it can get costly when your family wants to go to several places. Let me tell you a little secret… well its not a little secret; not when it can save you a ton when traveling. My secret travel tool is Groupon Things To Do site.
On Groupon you can enter the location or area you are planning on visiting and immediately see the local attractions as well as coupons that you can use to save money! Oh sweet is that!
What I really like about using the Groupon Things To Do site is that I can plan ahead of time and make any reservations if needed while saving money. It doesn’t get any better than that for this frugal traveler. In fact, I enjoy using Groupon even when just looking for something to do locally. They make it easy and affordable to find Things To Do anywhere you live or are traveling.
So the next time you are looking for something to do locally when you have out of town guests or you are planning a trip away from home, make sure you hop online and visit the Groupon Things To Do site and save time and money on your visit.
Where are you off to next? Check out the deals on Groupon Things To Do and then let me know in the comments below. I love hearing about trips and fun times had with families.