information kiosk, and a gift shop. Park in the
nearby State Visitor Parking garage, off 12th
and 13th Streets on San Jacinto.
Capitol City Comedy Club
8120 Research Boulevard, Austin
Blessed with some of the best local and
national comic talents to hit the stage, Cap
City has been keeping their audiences laughing
in Central Texas for more than 28 years. The
club presents and promotes newer talents from
the Austin area, while assembling a strong
line-up of Austin favorites. The club also hosts
headlining appearances by touring national
comic talents such as Paul F. Tompkins of
HBO’s Mr. Show and Rick Overton. Shows
are every night at 8 p.m., with additional
shows Friday and Saturday at 10: 30 p.m.
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard
A world class destination for performance,
education, and business. It is the first
purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S.
designed for any and all classes of racing,
from motor power to human power, and
is home to the Formula 1 United States
Grand Prix. The signature element is a 3. 4
mile, 20-turn circuit track. Other support
buildings include an expansive outdoor live
music space, an iconic 251-foot tower with
observation deck, an events and conference
center, a banquet hall, as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility.
Congress Avenue Bats
Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin
512-327-9721; Mid-March through Mid-October
Bat’s Entertainment! The summer home
of the 2 million Mexican free-tailed bats
that migrate here every year, the Congress
Avenue Bridge also is a great place to witness
the dramatic night flight that occurs every
evening. Park in the free spots on the southeast end of the bridge in the Austin American
Statesman designated spots. The best viewings are in May-October.
Double Decker Austin
602 E 4th Street, Austin
Austin’s only double decker, hop on/off sightseeing tour. The stops include LBJ Library,
The Bob Bullock Museum, Chuy’s at Zilker
park, South Congress, and the Austin Visitors Center, You will be able to see the best
of Austin and visit our prime attractions while
letting someone else do the driving.
East Sixth Street
Intersection of East Sixth Street and
Congress to I- 35, Austin
This is truly a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde experience. By day this section of Sixth Street is
bustling with the office workers going about
their normal routine and tourists attracted by
the many landmarks and historical buildings
in the area. By night the area is transformed,
becoming a glittering strip of bars and live
A short daytrip away, this quaint German
colony town seems almost like a fairy tale.
Antique shops abound, as do the historic
buildings, boutiques, and German restaurants. Take the time to check out the cute
peach and fruit stands, vineyards and
orchards that dot Hwy 290.
24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs
FM 3238 off Hwy. 71; 512-264-2740
Open 9a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thousands of years in the making, this
uniquely beautiful grotto and its swimming
hole have access limited to the 100 cars that
fit in its parking lot. Swimmers should call
ahead to check availability.
Hot Air Ballooning
815 Brazos Street, Austin
Central Texas Ballooning Association
512- 851-2561; www.austinballoonrides.com
Up, up and away, in your beautiful balloon!
The Central Texas Ballooning Association
keeps an up-to-date list of members with
commercial hot air balloon certificates ready,
willing, and able to take you soaring aloft.
Inner Space Cavern
4200 South IH- 35, Georgetown
Beauty is more than surface deep, and
nowhere could that be truer than Georgetown’s Inner Space Cavern. This living cavern
is estimated to be over 100 million years old
and continues to grow and develop.
Just For Fun
Emerald Point Marina
5973 Hiline Road, Austin
Since 1987, Austinites have logged more than
one-half million boating hours on Central
Texas lakes thanks to Just For Fun, the
watercraft rental company. Fun in the sun
and enjoying the lake lifestyle can be yours
with a watercraft rental from Just For Fun.
From sporty Waverunners and ski boats to
pontoon boats and party barges for up to 50
people, rent by the hour or by the day from
the biggest fleet around – only at Just For
Fun. Visit them at Emerald Point Marina,
the best location on Lake Travis, and find
your fun on the lake today!
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin
A veritable garden of delights, this native plant
botanical garden features beautiful terraces,
arbors, courtyards and meadows. Enjoy the
observation tower, visitor’s gallery, café,
gift store, nature trails, and special events
throughout the year.
Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake, aka Town Lake, offers
Austinites a number of ways to get out and
enjoy Mother Nature right in the heart of
downtown - by canoeing, kayaking, or paddle
boarding on the waterway, or biking, running,
walking the very popular Hike and Bike Trail
around this section of the Colorado River.