Austin is the capital of Texas and offers many fun things to see and do, including:
Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World and some of its talent may have gotten started on 6th Street, which features shops, bars, restaurants and of course, live music.
Zilker Park consists of almost 350 acres and is home to the city’s art museums, swimming areas, athletic fields, botanical gardens, or even a chance to dig up fossils in the Austin Nature and Science Center's Dino Pit. Admission is free.
Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum
Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th president and this is his presidential library. It houses all kinds of exhibits from photos of the Civil Rights era to the famous tapes from the Watergate Scandal. It is next to the University of Texas.
Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art, which is next to the University of Texas campus, is the biggest university art museum in the US. It houses the biggest collection of master works like artwork from the Renaissance, as well as contemporary art from Latin America, and paintings of famous artists like Rubens or Poussin.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is named after President Johnson’s wife, Claudia Alta "Lady Bird Johnson." It has a research library dedicated to studies on native plants. There are examples of over 650 Texan plants and flowers in the 12 acres of gardens.
Austin’s state capitol building is located in the heart of the city. It was built in 1888 and is made of pink granite and coves three acres of land. Visitors can see its buildings and grounds via a self-guided or guided tour.