Austin, Texas… the live music capital of the world, with more than 250 live music spots spread all through the city, there’s always something going on here. Aside from the epic music scene, there’re lots of other unique Austin Texas things to do. Learn the Texas 2 steps, wait in line for some of the finest BBQ in the country, or enjoy the paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake.
Dance the Texas Two Steps
Put on your lovely cowboy boots and head out onto the amazing town for a night dancing. There’re multiple areas around town for dancing the Texas 2 Step, such as POODLES Road House and White Horse. Here you can enjoy unique dance in Texas-style with your partner and enjoy your stay in this epic city. The final thing you want to organize is a big shock party with some gorgeous Austin exotic dancers that can entertain you with lots of friends and family.
Kayak or Paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake, a reservoir on the wonderful Colorado River, is the body of water situated in the middle of Austin. From ZILKER Metropolitan Park you can rent canoes, paddleboards, and kayaks, and spend some quality time cruising up and down at Lady Bird Lake. This is the ideal thing to do for a sunny, hot day in Austin. There’s also a 10 miles trail around the Lake called Hike and Bike trail, ideal for a jog, stroll, or bicycle ride.
Enjoy the Live Music
If you arrive in Austin Texas through the airport, you first try some wonderful live music that occurs as soon as you step into the plane. Yes, there’s live music at the Austin International Airport. You can also find live music at bars and restaurants, concert halls even in malls. If you hit the town at night, live music round spells out onto the streets from the clubs and bars located thought the town.
Franklin BBQ, Austin’s legendary BBQ joint, has a huge reputation and the epically long 3 hour lines to prove it. Nonetheless, main chef and local star Aaron Franklin cooks up some of the most juicy beef ribs and sausages you have ever tasted, so wait is well worth it. Just carry a folding chair, a deck of cards, and a cooler filled of lone start tall boys to make the time pass easily and quicker.
Visit Austin’s Swimming Holes
If it is summertime, cool off in one of Austin’s swimming holes. In town, there’s Barton Springs Pool, situated in ZILKER Metropolitan Park. This huge, natural pool of water has a driving board and lots of areas to lounge in the sun. We heard some great things about this pool, but they sell a limited number of tickets to keep crowds low. AT the starting of June, they were sold out for the next 2 weeks. This swimming hole can also close for high bacteria levels when the weather has been extremely warm.
Get Nostalgic at PINBALLZ
If you need a slight break from the BBQ, live music, paddle boarding, how about few hours playing old and new pinball games? With actual games dating back to the 70s and 80s, and you can feel like kids again, with games like Space Invaders and Centipede and old Pinball games we used to play when we all were younger. PINBALLZ has a great mix of new and old games. This is a small area located on the outskirts of town. For us, it was 1hour of pure fun.