Things to Do in Austin and Round Rock
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre metropolitan park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities, facilities and special events for individuals and families.
For great views, head to Mount Bonnell at Covert Park, which provides sweeping vistas of the city, Lake Austin and the surrounding hills. The 5.1-acre linear park is home to a 781-foot outcrop, considered one of the highest spots in the area. Mount Bonnell is designated a Texas Historic Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The point has proven to be an enduring tourist destination since the 1850s.
Try Texas Barbecue
When it comes to dining in Austin, you can’t leave town without trying some true Texas barbecue. Whether you like your ribs and brisket done old school-style or with a modern twist, you’re sure to find your new favorite among these sizzling barbecue hot spots. Check out this article for some recommendations: https://www.austintexas.org/austin-insider-blog/post/the-ultimate-guide-to-austin-barbecue/
With its gleaming buildings and waterfront views, Austin has one of the most recognizable skylines in the entire state of Texas. However, there are just as many fun things to see on the ground! Shops and restaurants line the sidewalks. Malls, museums, art galleries and performance theaters offer a fun night on the town. A farmer’s market provides fresh produce and artisan crafts every week. There’s a boardwalk for sightseeing and a river for kayaking. Whether you’re looking to shop ’til you drop or stuff your belly until you explode, downtown Austin has it all.
Downtown Round Rock
Charming, welcoming, and family-friendly. The small, thriving atmosphere of Downtown Round Rock is one you don’t want to pass. Grab your family or friends and discover the laid-back historical district. Plus, reservations aren’t required and parking is never a problem for your downtown excursions!
Baseball Game at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock
Catch a Round Rock Express game, the AAA affiliate to the Texas Rangers, or any other amateur sporting event, concert, or craft show at Dell Diamond. The facility features numerous amenities for fan comfort & enjoyment and is designed for amazing close-up views of the action – in fact, you can feel like you’re in the game from seats directly behind home plate!
Texas State Capitol
You can’t visit Austin without checking out the Texas State Capitol. Not only is it the most important seat of government in Texas, but at more than 300 feet tall, it’s even bigger than the famous capitol building of Washington D.C.! Tours are available if you’re interested in the grand architecture of the building or the politics within it. If not, you can check out the different photos, videos and exhibits that have been arranged for visitors. The highlight is a gigantic Lego model of the capitol that required more than 65,000 blocks to complete.