Best activities in Austin

Check out the top activities in Austin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

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248 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-974-6700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Teresa
Great for outdoor activities, sand volleyball, pet friendly, frisbee, running trail around Town Lake, etc.
Justin
This is a popular local spot for most outdoor activities. There are wide open fields, sand volleyball courts,…
Diana
Offers outdoor activities for everyone. You can fly kites, grill some BBQ, or play some frisbee golf any time …
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

1. Zilker Metropolitan Park

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248 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-974-6700
Teresa
Teresa
Great for outdoor activities, sand volleyball, pet friendly, frisbee, running trail around Town Lake, etc.
Justin
Justin
This is a popular local spot for most outdoor activities. There are wide open fields, sand volleyball courts, and hiking/biking trails that…
Diana
Diana
Offers outdoor activities for everyone. You can fly kites, grill some BBQ, or play some frisbee golf any time of the year. Hop a ride on the…
2. Lady Bird Lake

2. Lady Bird Lake

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159 local reviews
Lady Bird Lake, Austin
Natural featureEstablishment
Dana
What an amazing walk. You must go down to the lake and walk the loop. Beautiful nature walk. You can also rent…
Kristen
There are many ways to enter Town Lake and just as many activities. You can lay in the park and take a nap or …
Cynthia
Kayaking, skulling, canoing ... or bring your dog for general romping in water ... Lady Bird lake is beautiful…
2. Lady Bird Lake

2. Lady Bird Lake

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159 local reviews
Lady Bird Lake, Austin
Dana
Dana
What an amazing walk. You must go down to the lake and walk the loop. Beautiful nature walk. You can also rent paddle boards or paddle boats…
Kristen
Kristen
There are many ways to enter Town Lake and just as many activities. You can lay in the park and take a nap or jog 5 miles around the lake tr…
Cynthia
Cynthia
Kayaking, skulling, canoing ... or bring your dog for general romping in water ... Lady Bird lake is beautiful. The hike and bike trail arou…
3. S Congress Ave

3. S Congress Ave

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79 local reviews
S Congress Ave, Austin
Route
Lisa
Perfect day activity! Walk down South Congress and explore the vintage, quirky shops with a great view of dow…
Tiffany
Wandering South Congress is a really fun activity for a few hours. The shops are super adorable and quirky. Th…
David
This is your do-all Austin destination. Shopping, dining, music, people watching. The hippest street in Austin…
3. S Congress Ave

3. S Congress Ave

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79 local reviews
S Congress Ave, Austin
Lisa
Lisa
Perfect day activity! Walk down South Congress and explore the vintage, quirky shops with a great view of downtown and the Capital.
Tiffany
Tiffany
Wandering South Congress is a really fun activity for a few hours. The shops are super adorable and quirky. The restaurants are all deliciou…
David
David
This is your do-all Austin destination. Shopping, dining, music, people watching. The hippest street in Austin by far!
4. Thinkery

4. Thinkery

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46 local reviews
1830 Simond Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-469-6200
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Q
Famous kids activity center for sciences; very, very engaging for youngsters; beautiful Mueller Lake too for a…
Alice
Children's museum full of activities to entertain and stimulate little minds.
Danielle and Alex
We love love Thinkery! It is a fun place for kids and adults alike. We can spend a good 2 hours here and we do…
4. Thinkery

4. Thinkery

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46 local reviews
1830 Simond Avenue, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-469-6200
Q
Q
Famous kids activity center for sciences; very, very engaging for youngsters; beautiful Mueller Lake too for a great family picnic and shopp…
Alice
Alice
Children's museum full of activities to entertain and stimulate little minds.
Danielle and Alex
Danielle and Alex
We love love Thinkery! It is a fun place for kids and adults alike. We can spend a good 2 hours here and we don't even notice we've been her…
5. The Domain

5. The Domain

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101 local reviews
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-873-8099
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
PATRICIA and PAUL
Outdoor mall with over 60 restaurants and all types of shopping. Great for walking and kids activities.
Lina
Outdoor shopping mall with lots of food and activities such as topgolf!
Diana
The Domain is Austin's outdoor boutique mall with delicious restaurants, cozy retail, and frequent artisan exp…
5. The Domain

5. The Domain

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101 local reviews
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-873-8099
PATRICIA and PAUL
PATRICIA and PAUL
Outdoor mall with over 60 restaurants and all types of shopping. Great for walking and kids activities.
Lina
Lina
Outdoor shopping mall with lots of food and activities such as topgolf!
Diana
Diana
The Domain is Austin's outdoor boutique mall with delicious restaurants, cozy retail, and frequent artisan expos. There are both major reta…
6. Blanton Museum of Art

6. Blanton Museum of Art

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88 local reviews
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-471-7324
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Rachel
Beautiful museum on UT campus, rotating exhibits with some permanent installations, films and multiple activit…
Native Hostel
Blanton's impressive collection is housed in the two-storey main building includes wings devoted to European p…
Dk
Great Museum of Art
6. Blanton Museum of Art

6. Blanton Museum of Art

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88 local reviews
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-471-7324
Rachel
Rachel
Beautiful museum on UT campus, rotating exhibits with some permanent installations, films and multiple activities great for families or sing…
Native Hostel
Native Hostel
Blanton's impressive collection is housed in the two-storey main building includes wings devoted to European paintings (with an emphasis on …
Dk
Dk
Great Museum of Art
7. Main Event Entertainment

7. Main Event Entertainment

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8 local reviews
RestaurantBowling alleyFood
Akiko
Fun activities place for families and kids. Also includes a food and bar area.
Patrick
Main Event has so many activities like bowling, billiards, arcade and eve laser tag! It also serves food & dri…
Michael
This is a great spot to head to for all sorts of fun activities. They have bowling, billiards, mini-golf, rock…
7. Main Event Entertainment

7. Main Event Entertainment

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8 local reviews
Akiko
Akiko
Fun activities place for families and kids. Also includes a food and bar area.
Patrick
Patrick
Main Event has so many activities like bowling, billiards, arcade and eve laser tag! It also serves food & drinks.
Michael
Michael
This is a great spot to head to for all sorts of fun activities. They have bowling, billiards, mini-golf, rock climbing, shuffle board, lase…