There are many things to do in Austin Texas right near the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake hotel. Many Austin area attractions and fine dining choices are within close proximity to this Austin hotel making your stay unforgettable.
Barton Springs Pool
Take a dip in the 68ºF (20ºC) spring-fed Barton Springs Pool, a natural swimming area that is popular year-round, and ideal for lap swimmers.
Austin's downtown main street, Congress Avenue, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a 10-block strip of elegant business houses that ends at our State Capitol.
Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Colony
From March to November, the Hotel offers great viewing for one of Austin's most unusual sights - the nightly exodus of 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats from their home, under the Congress Avenue Bridge.
Deep Eddy Pool
The water comes from natural springs and remains a tepid 72ºF (22ºC) year round. The entire pool is surrounded by grass and ready for you to spread out a towel and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Recognized as one of the finest examples of 19th-century antebellum architecture, the Governor's Mansion has been the home of every Texas governor since 1856.
Discovered when construction began on IH-35, an underground tour will show you the amazing stalagmites and stalactites. Also look for remains of animals from the Ice Age. Make your way down to the bottom via cable car or, to really get a good look, take the one-hour walking tour. 4200 S. IH 35, Georgetown, Texas78628 | 512-863-5545
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801
The former First Lady's love of wildflowers has materialized into the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a botanical garden with over 400 species of native Texas plants. La Crosse Ave, Austin, Texas78739 | 512-292-4200
Lady Bird Hike And Bike Trail
The Hotel has direct access to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. The 12-mile (19-kilometre) trail loops around Lady Bird Lake and is interconnected to 30 miles of trails throughout Austin. The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a popular spot for joggers, walkers and cyclists alike.
Overlooking beautiful Lake Austin and Westlake Hills, this is one of Austin's oldest attractions and the city's highest perch at 785 feet. Comfortable hiking shoes required!3800 Mount Bonnell Drive, Austin, Texas78731 | 512-499-6700
Oasis Restaurant 6550
The Oasis is located 450 feet above Lake Travis and offers a breathtaking lake view with spectacular sunsets that demand standing ovations and applause! Embrace the scenery from one of 28 outdoor decks, or inside from one of the enchanting dining rooms. Comanche Trail, Austin, Texas78732 | 512-266-2442
Austin Museum of Art
World-class exhibitions are found at the Austin Museum of Art, known for its collection of works by cutting-edge local and national artists. 823 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas78701 | 512-495-922
Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria
Surrounded by quaint waterways and a lush, terraced landscape, this unique art centre was the original home of the Austin Museum of Art. The Mediterranean-style villa was built in 1916 by Texas legend Clara Driscoll and her husband, Henry Sevier, at the foot of Mount Bonnell. The Driscoll Villa is temporarily closed for renovations, but the sculpture garden and art school remain open to the public. 3809 West 35th St., Austin, Texas78703 | 512-458-819
Elisabet Ney Museum
Anyone who has visited the State Capitol will have seen some of the work of portrait sculptor Elisabet Ney (1833-1907). Her Texas works include the life-size statutes of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin. The Elisabet Ney Museum lets you visit and enjoy the restored studio and portrait collection of this 19th-century artist.
Since 1984, this downtown establishment has succeeded in providing first-rate Mexican, Latin American and Latino art. In addition to visiting exhibits by internationally known artists, Mexic-Arte has a permanent collection that features 20th Century Mexican art, photographs from the Mexican Revolution, and masks from the Mexican state of Guerrero. 419 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas78701 | 512-480-9373
Texas Memorial Museum
Take a look and explore exhibits on dinosaurs, precious Texas gems and minerals, and Native American and Texan cultures and artifacts. 2400 Trinity St., Austin, Texas78705 | 512-471-1604
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Capture the history and tradition of the Lone Star State through state-of-the-art interactive experiences, multi-media presentations and special effects, and some of the state's finest original artifacts and exhibits. 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas78701 | 512-936-8746
The Jack S. Blanton Museum
Located on The University of Texas at Austin campus, The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art is Austin's only encyclopedic art museum. With a permanent collection that spans the history of Western civilization, the museum exhibits approximately 17,000 works of art from Europe, the United States, and Latin America. of Art 2 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas78701 | 512-471-7324
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Nestled in the beautiful Zilker Park area along Barton Creek, this art space is ideal for special occasions and boasts more than 130 sculptures by renowned artist Charles Umlauf. Most of the sculptures in the garden are made of bronze and are either mythological or personal in subject matter. 605 Robert E. Lee Rd, Austin, Texas78704 | 512-445-5582
Between Lamar and IH35, Austin, TX 78701 The Sixth Street District encompasses seven blocks of renovated Victorian and native stone buildings with more than 70 clubs, restaurants and shops to enjoy.
Tanger Outlet Center And Prime Outlets
You could plan to spend several hours perusing the 200-plus stores of the Tanger Outlet Center and Prime Outlets, including: Nike, Gap, Kenneth Cole, Eddie Bauer, Old Navy, Ralph Lauren and many more. 4015 IH35, San Marcos, Texas78666 | 800-408-8424
The Ut Drag
(GUADALUPE STREET) The Drag is the college student strip of Guadalupe that runs between MLK Boulevard and 26th Street, right next to the University of Texas; an eclectic mix of shops, and is home to the Renaissance Market, the oldest artists' market in the United States.
The LBj Ranch
Austin is all about outdoor spaces, and none is more accessible than Zilker Park. Enjoy a jaunt along a creek, an afternoon picnicking beneath a shady tree, a round of disc golf, a ride on the Zilker Zepher for the kids, a dip in Barton Springs or a hike up a rocky path--all just a stone's throw from downtown. 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas78746 | 512-477-8672
Zilker Botanical Gardens
An urban oasis awaits you in the Zilker Botanical Garden. These lush 22 acres (9 hectares) overlooking the Zilker park playing fields are actually made up of many different gardens. They include the Xeriscape Garden, Cactus and Succulent Garden, Herb and Fragrance Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, the Rose Garden and the Taniguchi Garden. 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas78746 | 512-472-4914
Austin Children's Museum
Located downtown, the Austin Children's Museum offers interactive exhibits, touring shows, playscape, and much more, making it one of the greatest and most educational attractions around town, for kids, young and old. 201 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas78701 | 512-472-2499
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