We can’t get enough of this beautiful city, so we’ve rounded up 5 more awesome things to do within 20 miles of Austin! If you look on any Austin events calendar, you’ll quickly notice that there’s something for everyone. If you enjoy the outdoors or want to catch a live show, your options are endless. If those activities don’t pique your interest, here are some other great Austin attractions.
1. Explore Rainey Street
Rainey Street has increasingly grown in popularity due to its low-key atmosphere and unique setting. Renovated houses turned into bungalow bars and countless food trucks line the street. You’ll see bar-goers walking around day and night, looking for some good brews and tasty eats. This video perfectly captures the vibe on Rainey Street.
2. Go Batty
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You may have heard about the famous bats that take to the skies for a nightly flight on the Congress Avenue Bridge. However, you may not have heard that there is a festival dedicated to these webbed wing mammals called Bat Fest. This year, Bat Fest will be on August 22. There will be live music, activities for the family, and even a costume contest. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the world’s largest urban bat colony. For more information, click here.
3. Learn something
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Austin has several cultural sites and museums that offer fascinating exhibits. From sculpture gardens to Texas state history exhibitions, it may be hard to choose just one! Luckily, you don’t have to if you participate in Austin Museum Day on September 20. This day is organized by the Austin Museum Partnership and features free exhibitions at participating museums. To see which places are free, click here.
4. Catch a flick
Move over Los Angeles, because Austin is quickly becoming one of the best places for filmmaking. Even if you are not the next Spielberg, you can reap the benefits by having access to underground and independent films that you may otherwise not have access to elsewhere. Check out the Austin film scene here.
5. Throw a few back
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One thing Austin truly does well is craft breweries. If you are a beer aficionado, you will never run out of new beers to try. Austin is peppered with microbreweries for you to try. Here’s a list of some of the best.