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Things to do in Austin

Being the state capital of Texas, Austin is a highly popular location full of things to do. Art museums, historical sights, outdoor exhibits, and much more fill the area. Take a day and explore all the city has to offer. Head out on the town by yourself or take the grandkids out for some fun.

Explore the Arts

It is easy to explore the arts in Austin with so many museums available where paintings and sculptures are showcased. While some museums feature contemporary pieces, others focus on portraits from before the Renaissance. Blanton Museum of Art is one that shows older styles as well as new ones. The University of Texas at Austin is home to this museum. The Contemporary Austin promotes modern artwork made by Texas-based artists. Plan to spend two and a half hours here if you want to see all it has to offer.

Enjoy the Historical Views

If you want to spend your time revisiting historical days and enjoying traditional views, first head to the Austin History Center. A Renaissance building holds the Austin Library, which features relics from the city’s past. Next head to the Texas Capitol to see a magnificent dome and rotunda made from granite and marble. The building got built in 1888.

View the Outdoor Exhibits

Austin got ranked as one of the fittest cities in the U.S. With miles upon miles of pathways for running, hiking, and biking, the ranking comes as no surprise. The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail spans ten miles. The Barton Springs Pool is kept at 68 degrees and provides three acres of space to enjoy. Splash Party Movie Nights are held at the pool throughout the summer to keep families entertained.

Experience the Sports

Experience all the sports Austin has to offer by visiting one of the several sports centers in the city. The Austin Spurs typically play basketball at the Cedar Park Center. The Central Texas Wolfpack plays football at the Kelly Reeves Stadium.

Have Fun at the Fair

Rodeo Austin is the fair event of the year in this big city. Held each year in March, the festival features carnival games and rides, food, special attractions, and more. Pig races and the wild west show are two of the main attractions at this event. You can even enjoy the Taste of Texas, where various food trucks and booths get set up on the north side of the fairgrounds and allow you to experience Texas cuisine at its finest.

Relax and Unwind

Relax and unwind at the Viva Day Spa Lamar. It got named one of the best in Austin. Some Viva faves include the Viva Diva spa package, celebration spa package, and the delicious duet couple’s spa package. You can choose from these options or consider the med spa treatments instead. The Woodhouse Day Spa provides another possibility. Spa services include massage therapy, sleep treatments, waxings, and skin care. You can even choose a package that allows you to spend the entire day getting pampered.

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