Austin, Texas is filled with destinations to visit and equally cater and entertain to all ages.
Barton Springs Pool
Often nicknamed as the soul of Austin, Barton Springs pool is a favorite among both residents and foreigners. Based on the underground springs, this three-acre pool continually stays at a temperature of 68 to 70 degrees despite its notorious hot temperatures of Austin. The pool is open every day from 5 am to 10 pm.
Zilker Metropolitan Park
This massive park of 351 acres will take more than a day to explore. This park covers a wide range of activities and areas to experience like several art museums, swimming holes, and athletic fields. You have the decision to swim, canoe or even dig for fossils beneath the ground at the Austin Nature and Science Center’s Dino Pit. Its botanical garden shelters bright colored flowers of beauty that is a favorite among nature enthusiasts as well. This park is open daily from 5 am to 10 pm and charges nothing for its entry.
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
In memory of the 36th President of the United States of America, Lyndon B. Johnson library exhibits and displays all his artifacts and exhibits that showcase how he lived as the President of the nation. The library shelters presidential papers, presidential holiday cards and photographs depicting the Civil Rights era. It also houses a robot replicating president Lyndon. Located near the University of Texas, the museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm and charges $10 for adults and $3 for college and school kids.
State Capitol is the Legislative center of Texas. Located at the heart of Austin, this historic monument was built in 1888 and consists of the 218-foot building, Hall of Representatives and Governor’s receiving room. Visitors can explore through the grounds and halls of the building with the help of self-guiding tour pamphlets.
This natural wonder is caused by the nightly mass exodus of bats that emerge during dusk or a glimpse before the sun sets. Austin houses the largest urban bat colony, the whole of North America. Estimates of 1.5 million bats have found refuge in the crevices under the Congress Avenue Bridge.
Blanton Museum of Art
Situated on the University of Texas campus, this art museum is favorite and must see by art enthusiasts as it covers over 17000 paintings ranging from the Renaissance and baroque pieces painted by famous artist like Rubens and Poussin to contemporary Latin American art. This museum is typically open from 10 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Friday and charges $9 for adults and free of cost for children of 12 years and younger.