101 Best Things To Do With Kids In Austin

  1. Visit the world’s largest urban bat colony at Congress Avenue.
  2. See a panoramic view over all of Austin from the capitol dome, Texas Capitol.
  3. Enjoy the fresh, cool water in the pool at Barton Springs.
  4. See the largest outdoor graffiti wall in Texas at HOPE Outdoor Gallery.
  5. Visit this historic landmark and the oldest operating hotel in Austin at Driskill Hotel.
  6. Do canoeing, fishing and bird-watching, hiking, biking, and running trails with your family at Lady Bird Lake.
  7. Go to a neighborhood filled with live music venues, restaurants, pubs, and art galleries at 6th Street.
  8. Take an insider’s look at this Greek Revival-style structure’s historical home furnishings, ornate building details, and pieces of Texas history at Texas Governor’s Mansion.
  9. Learn more of Texas history with a 4-D theater at Bullock Texas State History Museum.
  10. Look at all the unique offerings such as trendy retail stores, cool coffee shops, and restaurants at the 2nd Street District.
  11. Teach kids about the 1960s politics and cultural landscape and see unique exhibits which include multimedia presentations, photographs, and artifacts at LBJ Presidential Library.
  12. See interactive displays on Texas history with audio tours at Texas State Cemetery.
  13. Visit a historic cottage, gardens, walking trails, and several resident peafowls at Mayfield Park and Preserve.
  14. Take an inside look at a historic house as well as the surrounding grounds and experience history and natural beauty at the French Legation Museum.
  15. Watch events and theater screenings at Austin Paramount Theatre.
  16. Do outdoor experiences with your family such as kayaking or biking at Austin Convention Center.
  17. See more than 800 species of native plants displayed in exhibits and floral landscapes at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
  18. Engage in hands-on science experience and see thousands of species and must-see exhibits, such as coral displays and touch tanks at Austin Aquarium.
  19. Visit a museum with rotating exhibits designed to present diverse artistic viewpoints through multimedia works, sculptures, paintings, and photographs at Mexic-Arte Museum.
  20. Let your family’s appetite guide you to a meal, snack, or coffee on the patio while you explore Austin culture at South Congress Avenue.
  21. Carry out some walking, biking, swimming, kayak, dog walking, and picnicking at 351 acres of trees, and sprawling green parkland in Zilker Metropolitan Park.
  22. Explore and have a great family outdoor adventure at the Texas Hill Country.
  23. Experience Austin in a nutshell while cruising in an electric minibike at Austin Electric Adventure
  24. Experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving, an indoor skydiving session at iFLY Austin Indoor Skydiving.
  25. Get your family to bounce, flip, roll, and attack at the Bubble Soccer Party.
  26. Hop on a Segway for a guided tour around Austin and enjoy a historical tour of downtown at A Fun Austin Segway.
  27. Take part on a 2-hour walking adventure, where your smartphone will act as your guide, while you solve clues and complete challenges around the city at Austin Puzzling Adventure.
  28. Ride a horse and have a trail ride adventure along the shores of Canyon Lake, where you can swim, have lunch and sail in a canoe at Horseback Adventures of Central Texas.
  29. Interact with rescued creatures and see more than 100 species on display at Austin Zoo.
  30. See and learn about popular landmarks around downtown Austin, explore while you exercise at Austin Historic Downtown 5K.
  31. Enjoy the cultural and natural highlights of bats emerging in the dusk on an exhilarating Segway tour of the city at Bat City Bridge Segway.
  32. Have pure fun and a faster pace of playing golf while riding a segway at Segway Golf ATX.
  33. Tour the Texan capital’s historic highlights, outdoor attractions, and more on a 2-hour bike tour of Austin at Austin-Capitol Bike Tour.
  34. Uncover Austin in an exciting new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt at Austin Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure.
  35. Spend time off exploring Austin the locals’ way, with bikes, brews, swimming, and BBQ at Southside Springs & Brews Bike Tour.
  36. Have an Interactive escape game experience in Austin by Interactive escape game experience in Austin at Amazing Capitol Quest.
  37. Be entertained by a royalty-themed scavenger hunt at Wacky Walk Adventure Game.
  38. Test your family’s ability to survive after a Zombie Apocalypse at Zombie Scavengers Game.
  39. Have an interactive scavenger hunt with your family at 3Quest Challenge Scavenger Hunts.
  40. Visit some of Austin’s most well-known several street arts throughout the city at Austin Mural Tour.
  41. Cycle along the shady, traffic-free trail that circles the lake and other city parks, soaking up the fresh air and great views at Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour.
  42. Sightsee and hunt down some of the tastiest food truck fares in Austin while riding an electric minibike at Austin Food Truck & Biker Gang Ride.
  43. Join an acclaimed storyteller and a small group for a walking tour, hear the historical tales of murder and mayhem that helped make Austin eerie at Haunted Austin Walking History Tour.
  44. Lighten up in an open-air pedicab equipped with a stereo which plays music from local legends, as a knowledgable tour guide shows you around Austin’s best spots at Live Music Capital of the World Tour.
  45. Join a family tour that covers all the hot spots and stops at key locations along the 30 miles of Austin’s downtown & nearby Hill Country at Authentic Austin and Astounding Hill Country Tour.
  46. Know more about Austin’s public art, murals, street art, or graffiti at Austin Art Walk.
  47. Travel on a bus with live music performed by local musicians travel to each location for your breakfast tasting and beverage at The Brunch Bus: Austin Food Tour with Live Band On Board.
  48. Hop on an electric scooter with your teenagers and travel through the streets of Austin at the E-Scooter Tour of Austin.
  49. Shop and explore the market, enjoy  food truck, and bakery goodies at the market at Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco Day Trip.
  50. Ride through downtown Austin that highlights the city’s architecture and art at Austin Art and Architecture Bicycle Tour.
  51. Uncover Austin’s vibrant graffiti scene that includes an artist-led painting session at HOPE Outdoor Gallery in this Graffiti Tour with Spray Painting Workshop.
  52. Have a unique opportunity to hear about Fredericksburg, see places of interest, restaurants and tasting rooms, local museums, and attractions at Fredericksburg City Tour.
  53. Meet friendly locals and make memories on venues with different music genres while riding ebike at Austin Music and Club Crawl.
  54. Enjoy covering the historical grounds of Austin faster at The Ultimate Austin Segway Tour.
  55. Experience beautiful trails and wonderful tour guided by a local on the comfort of electric bikes at Tour Austin on an e-bike.
  56. See the highlights of downtown Austin and cover other parts of the city while you glide in a Segway at Keep Austin Weird Segway Tour.
  57. Explore Texas’ weirdest city at night on a guided adventure while riding electric minibikes.
  58. Enjoy ice cream with a variety of flavors at All Things Kids.
  59. Check out a tutoring school that offers many different avenues for students of all ages to grow as writers at Austin Bat Cave.
  60. Experience hands-on educational exhibits and recreational activities at Austin Nature & Science Center.
  61. Play tennis & basketball, or cool down in a pool & a scenic creek with a nature trail & waterfall at Balcones District Park.
  62. Feed the donkeys, collect pecans, and go fishing at Berry Springs Park And Preserve.
  63. Have fun in a green park showcasing a forested swimming area with rope swings plus a basketball court & trails at Blue Hole.
  64. Visit or bike along a duck pond with multiple playgrounds at Brushy Creek Trail.
  65. Experience live music, a giant rock-climbing wall, trampolines, giant bubble making, foam pits, chalk art, and much more at Bubblepalooza.
  66. Go on a trekking adventure with your teenagers with lots of creek crossing, great swimming holes, and bigger waterfalls and more at Bull Creek District Park.
  67. Have fun for the whole family with a wide range showing of Texas’ finest automobiles, classics, race cars, exotics, hot rods, muscle cars, tuners, off-roaders at Cars and Coffee.
  68. Let your children experience fun in a safe, unique, dynamic, and interactive activities like laser shows, bubble dance parties, giant three-story soft play castle and more at Catch Air.
  69. Listen to some live music and enjoy tasty food and drinks while watching your kids play on the playground at Central Market.
  70. Enjoy a fun place with lots of slides and climbing activities at Creative Playscape.
  71. Visit an outdoor museum setting that has realistic life-size dinosaur replicas at Dinosaur Park.
  72. Make kids cool off that Austin heat at Hill Country Galleria Splash Pad.
  73. Relax in a beach-like lake where kids can safely swim, play in the sand, while adults can do fishing or rent canoes at Lake Pflugerville.
  74. Shop with your family and choose from hundreds of brands and varieties of restaurant and entertainment section for the whole family at Lakeline Mall.
  75. Shop with your kids in this store with costumes and accessories of every kind beyond imagination at Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds.
  76. Play mini-golf, cricket, baseball, softball, and more at Old Settlers Park.
  77. Go biking, trailing, have a jog or picnic in this serene park at Pease Park.
  78. Enjoy 18-hole golf courses that are filled with characters, obstacles, and surprises at Peter Pan Mini Golf.
  79. Have fun with pinball machines and video arcade games at Pinballz Arcade.
  80. Give kids a historical tour where you can see different animals at Pioneer Farms.
  81. Have fun with the kids at one of the largest parks in Austin at Play for All Abilities Park.
  82. Visit a neighborhood park with a playground, outdoor pool, tennis & basketball courts & a softball field that surely kids will love at Ramsey Park.
  83. Enjoy a museum, art gallery, antique store, aquarium, education, conservation and entertainment center at Round Rock Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
  84. Let kids choose play equipment and follow a trail leading to the Colorado River at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park.
  85. Bring your dog with you and have a dog-friendly/kid-friendly restaurant which serves delicious food at Santorini Café.
  86. Explore an interactive learning environment for all ages which offers cutting-edge exhibits, games, and programs at the Science Mill.
  87. Let kids experience up-close animal interactions, dive into the world beneath the waves on thrilling rides, and enjoy awe-inspiring shows at Seaworld.
  88. Release your kid’s energy at multiple playgrounds, a volleyball court, sandbox, and more at Springwoods Park.
  89. Listen to some kiddie live music shows and good coffee at Strange Brew.
  90. Let kids look at different transportation vehicles such as tanks, planes, jeeps, uniforms, weapons, helicopters, and more at Texas Military Forces Museum.
  91. Let kids enjoy a place that showcases everything about Austin, from music and food to creativity and family fun at The Austin Trail of Lights Event.
  92. Explore ancient Greek pottery to abstract expressionism at The Blanton Museum of Art.
  93. Watch awesome performances, meet local artists, and make art to take home at Laguna Gloria.
  94. Enjoy fun family activities like a pumpkin patch, wagon ride, and more at The Robinson Family Farm.
  95. Enjoy outdoor entertainment, a splash pad, and a playground at The Triangle.
  96. Visit a children museum with a variety of exhibits and programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math at the Thinkery.
  97. Let your kids experience the joy of connecting with snuggly animals, they deliver adorable animal experiences, from petting zoos in Central Texas to virtual hangouts anywhere in the world at Tiny Tails To You.
  98. Be fascinated in a museum and outdoor sculpture garden centered on the artistic works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.
  99. Enjoy miles of hiking trails, an off-leash dog area, a swimming pool, a playground, and sports and recreational facilities at Walnut Creek Park.
  100. Enjoy delicious foods and cocktails while children get busy in the patio playground/sandbox at Waterloo Ice House.
  101. Buy groceries while your kids enjoy storytime and learning activities at Whole Foods Market.

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