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Tours in Austin

Explore Austin—the state capital of Texas, USA, known as being "The Live Music Capital of the World." Austin has a deeply rooted, eclectic live-music scene, famous for its musicians and live music venues featuring country, blues, and rock. Enjoy the vibrant culture and stunning outdoor experiences of Austin's unique entertainment and art scene, along with an abundant local cuisine to choose from.

Enjoy a visit to Austin — The state capital of Texas, U.S.A., is known as an influential administrative, educational, and cultural center with an official city slogan that promotes Austin as "The Live Music Capital of the World." The city has a deeply rooted and eclectic live-music scene that is famous for musicians and live music venues that feature talent in genres like country, blues, and rock.

There are plenty of fun activities, sights, and attractions for the whole family in Austin, including visiting the Texas State Capital, the scenic Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, the University of Texas flagship campus, the Barton Springs Pool—a natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs—Mount Bonnell, The Bullock Texas State History Museum, and so much more. The vibrant culture and stunning outdoor experiences of Austin feature a huge entertainment & art scene as well as an abundant variety of dining experiences to sample and enjoy.

The city is located in south-central Texas within the greater Texas Hill Country, well known for its stunning and iconic limestone cliff formations that can be seen throughout the city. This is one of the fastest-growing large cities in North America. However, Austin still allows visitors the unique opportunity to connect with the natural environment where the surrounding landscape features numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways, including Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, and Lake Walter E. Long.

In short, there are many other options for getting a taste of the city. Touring Austin by foot is a great way to get an up-close view of its most iconic landmarks, such as the Congress Avenue Bridge. The best way to make your trip to Austin memorable is by exploring. With so many options for a tour, you're sure to find one that fits your needs. These tours are all affordable and provide great value for the price!

Now that you know a little bit more about the tours we offer, we hope you are ready to start planning your trip with us! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We'd love to help you plan your next trip! Make a reservation today to guarantee your spot on the tour of your choice. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore this amazing city!

Experience "The Live Music Capital of the World," with Tripshepherd—Austin's best small group tours. Reserve your spot today!

Austin Tours

Austin, Texas is a thriving city with great attractions and things to do, including many fun and creative tours. If you're looking to spend the day exploring Austin in an unconventional way, or if you'd like to see Austin's top sights while learning new facts and stories about the city, then check out our list of some of Austin's best tours.

Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol is located in Austin, Texas, and is the largest state capitol building in the country by total square footage. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers and completed in 1888, the current building replaced an earlier 1853 structure that burned down during a riotous celebration over a bill passed by the legislature giving women back their property after marriage.

The current Texas State Capitol building features three domes with gold leaf accents, one of which is covered by actual gold leaf (unlike many other claims of being “covered”).

It was designed to represent power and grandeur as well as provide shelter from storms for those working inside its massive walls. The dome rises 288 feet above ground level; if you were to stand on top of it, you would be nearly 100 feet above where H-E-B stands now!

Congress Avenue Bridge

Congress Avenue Bridge, or Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Path, is a great place to visit on your Austin tour. The bridge spans Lady Bird Lake and connects Downtown Austin to Zilker Park.

It’s also one of the most popular attractions in the city, so it can get crowded! The bridge was originally constructed in 1933, but it was renovated in 1982 after being damaged by flooding and fire.

Nowadays you can walk across it or bike along its path; there are several ways to get onto the bridge itself including stairs near Congress Avenue and 4th Street as well as an elevator near Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.

Parking nearby is fairly easy if you want to drive there yourself (there are meters), but public transportation like Capital Metro Buses are also available if that’s more convenient for you.

Just make sure that whatever mode of transportation you choose gives direct access so that you don't have far either way once finished exploring Congress Avenue Bridge!

Barton Springs Pool

The pool is located in Austin, Texas. It is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and was opened to the public in 1908. The natural limestone cave that forms the pool has been used for thousands of years as a place for healing with hot springs due to its therapeutic qualities.

The water temperature is between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20–21 degrees Celsius) year round, so you can enjoy this beautiful place regardless of what season it is!

 Its waters are crystal clear, making it an excellent spot for snorkeling or scuba diving as well as swimming laps or just floating around on your back enjoying nature's beauty at its most relaxing level.

Zilker Park

Zilker Park is a beautiful place to visit. It's also a great place for your family to relax, get some exercise and have fun together.

 Zilker Park is one of the most popular parks in Austin because it has something for everyone.

Picnic areas with tables and shaded areas, a lake with paddle boats and kayaks an amphitheater that hosts more than 150 performances each year. It includes “Shakespeare in the Park” as well as concerts by bands like “Bruce Springsteen” “Willie Nelson”.

 Zilker Metropolitan Park opened in 1962 on the south side of Barton Creek on land donated by John Henry Zilker for use as “a free public park forever” by his wife Birdie Dessau Zilker. John Zilkler died in 1969 at age 81; however his vision lives on through this wonderful place where “nature continues its eternal dance.

The Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the largest university-based art museums in the country. It's located on the University of Texas campus. Named after a former regent who donated $5 million toward its construction, it houses more than 17,000 works from around the world.

Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell is a rocky peak in Austin, Texas. It is a popular hiking destination and offers a 360 degree view of the city. The mountain is located in the middle of Austin with short driving distances from downtown and other popular destinations like South Congress Avenue, or Rainey Street.

Mount Bonnell is often visited to watch sunrise or sunset over Lake Austin as well as for its scenic beauty that showcases views of Downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) and surrounding hillsides like Mount San Antonio (“Mt. Baldy”).

The Driskill Bar

The Driskill Bar is one of the most popular bars in Austin. It's frequented by celebrities and locals alike, who come to enjoy a good drink and maybe even catch a glimpse of someone famous.

The bartenders are efficient and friendly, making it easy to order exactly what you want quickly; they know their stuff! The bar serves an excellent selection of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits.

If you're not sure what kind of drink to get (or if you're just feeling adventurous), ask one of the knowledgeable bartenders for recommendations based on your tastes or mood.

If you're looking for something stiffer than usual but want something special too, like a fancy cocktail made with real ingredients instead of sugary mixers don't worry: The Driskill Bar has got your back!

East Side King at Liberty Bar

Liberty Bar is a great place to stop for a drink or a meal before or after a hike. The food is excellent and the service superb. The menu features creative fusion cuisine that will have you salivating over your next trip to Austin.

Located on Liberty Ave., just north of South Congress (and south of Mopac), this bar holds its own against any in the city for its extensive beer selection and casual atmosphere.

It's definitely worth checking out if you're in town and want to grab some grub before hitting up some live music or taking in one of Austin's many outdoor attractions like Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, or Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a movie theater chain in Austin, Texas. It has six locations throughout the city and one in San Francisco. The theaters serve food and drinks at your seat, which is delivered to you by servers who walk along the aisles while the movie is playing (you are also given buzzers to alert them when you need more popcorn). Their menu includes everything from pizza to vegetarian options like falafel tacos or veggie sushi rolls to alcoholic beverages including draft beer and wine. The theaters have been recognized by critics as some of the best places in town for watching movies because of their unique offerings like specialized themed menus (for example: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," or "Eating Animals")

Endless Options

In addition to the tours listed above, there are many other options for getting a taste of the city. Touring Austin by foot is a great way to get an up-close view of its most iconic landmarks, such as Congress Avenue Bridge and the State Capitol building.

Now that you know a little bit more about the tours we offer, we hope you’re ready to start planning your trip with Tripshepherd! These are just a few of the many attractions you can visit while you’re here in Austin, but if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

The best way to make your trip to Austin memorable is by exploring. With so many options for a tour, you're sure to find one that fits your needs. These tours are all affordable and provide great value for the price! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore this amazing city!

We’d love to help you plan your next adventure! Make a reservation today to guarantee your spot on the tour of your choice. 


FAQs


What are some of the best tours to explore Austin's top attractions? 

Explore Austin's top attractions with our best tours! Whether you want to visit the Texas State Capitol, experience the scenic Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Path, or dive into the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, we have the perfect tours for you. Check out our All Things To Do section to find the best tours in Austin.

 

How do I book a tour in Austin with Tripshepherd? 

Booking a tour with Tripshepherd is easy! Simply visit our Tours page and select the tour you're interested in. Click on the tour to view more details, including available dates and times. Then, click the "Book Now" button to secure your spot on the tour. Don't miss out - book your Scenic Austin Night Tour today!

 

Can I enjoy multiple tours in Austin in one day? 

Absolutely! Our small-group tours are carefully designed to provide you with an immersive experience of Austin's best attractions. For example, start your day with Austin Red River Street Food Walking Tour, then enjoy the Best of Austin Small Group Tour in the afternoon. Check out our Day Tours section for more options.

 

Are the tours guided by knowledgeable local experts? 

Yes, all our tours are led by knowledgeable local guides who are passionate about sharing the best of Austin with you. They'll provide fascinating insights, fun facts, and entertaining stories about the city, making your tour experience both educational and enjoyable. Check out our Best Of San Antonio Tour From Austin Texas, and get a chance to enjoy best of both cities.

 

What makes Tripshepherd unique in Austin? 

At Tripshepherd, we pride ourselves on offering small-group tours, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience. Our local guides are experts in their fields, ensuring that you get the most out of your Austin adventure. With over 5000+ 5-star reviews, you can trust us to deliver an unforgettable experience.

 

Can you recommend a tour that combines Austin's iconic landmarks and local cuisine? 

Absolutely! If you want to experience Austin's landmarks and indulge in delicious local cuisine, our "Austin Taco Food Walking Tour" is a must-try. This 2-hour walking tour takes you to the best spots to savor the vibrant culture and flavors of Austin's famous tacos. Don't miss this mouthwatering adventure!

 

I'm interested in exploring Austin privately with my group. Do you offer private tours? 

Yes, we do! For an exclusive and personalized experience, consider our "Private Tour of Austin." This 3.5-hour private tour allows you to customize the itinerary according to your interests, ensuring a unique adventure tailored to your preferences. Gather your group and embark on a private exploration of Austin's best attractions!

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