Visit Austin’s Barton Springs! Being November, you may just want to stroll and look. Brrrr.
Hiking on the Greenbelt
If you’re the outdoorsy type, the Greenbelt is a beautiful place to hike or bike.
Austin Museum of Art
Austin’s premier art museum, featuring a wide range of excellent artists from all periods. Plus, there’s a kid’s room at the front of the museum where you can make pictures on the walls with stickers! www.amoa.org
Shopping on SoCo (South Congress Ave)
Go shopping and restaurant hopping on Austin’s hippest street. Grab a pie at Home Slice, a cone at Amy’s Ice Cream, a cupcake at Hey Cupcake (that’s right – it’s a cupcake stand), do some serious vintage and thrift shopping, and some even more serious people watching.
Check out the Austin Chronicle’s guide to South Congress
Texas State Capitol Building Complex
Visit the beautiful and historic Texas State Capitol at the end of Congress Avenue. From the top level you can look down on the gorgeous mosaic that proves Texas was once a country. (Careful what you say, though. Some Texans don’t acknowledge that it’s not, anymore).
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Learn the story of Texas in this lovely and spacious museum, and catch a film on IMAX. www.thestoryoftexas.com
Walk Historic 6th Street
Take a walk down the street that put Austin on the map. 6th Street is the epicenter of Austin’s world-famous music scene. Plus, there’s fantastic shopping and plenty of great local eats. www.6street.com