Most visitors arrive knowing that Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, but it doesn't take long to see that this city is also rich with history, culture and fun activities for everyone. Here are some of our favorite pastimes that we think you'd enjoy, too.
The Contemporary Austin | Laguna Gloria
Laguna Gloria, the museum's fourteen-acre campus on the shores of Lake Austin, offers visitors a unique art-in-nature experience, with opportunities for the public to explore art and the creative process through installations and exhibitions by preeminent international artists, dynamic events and community programs for all ages.
3909 West 35th St, thecontemporaryaustin.org
Deep Eddy Pool
Make a splash at the oldest man-made swimming pool in Texas! Cool off in the refreshing spring-fed waters on a sunny summer day, or take a few laps in the designated swimming lanes.
401 Deep Eddy Avenue, austintexas.gov/department/deep-eddy-pool
Butler Pitch & Putt
An Austin staple since 1949, Butler Pitch & Putt is a 9 hole, par 3 course with a laid back, South Austin style. The course is open to golfers of all levels & ages. There's just one motto while enjoying Butler: Have fun, swing easy!
Not interested in a round? Take a seat in the beer garden for downtown views & delicious biscuit sandwiches & bites by Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie.
201 Lee Barton Dr, butlerpitchandputt.com
A collection of world class art with an Austin vibe. Located on the University of Texas campus and walking distance from Hotel Ella, the Blanton Museum of Art is one of the largest university art museums in the country. The art museum boasts a permanent collection of almost 18,000 works plus rotating special exhibitions.
200 E MLK Jr Blvd, blantonmuseum.org
LBJ Presidential Library
Learn the story of President Lyndon B. Johnson through documents, pictures & mementos in the honorary library & museum for the 36th President of the United States.
2313 Red River St, lbjlibrary.org
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum represents so much that is quintessentially Austin; beautiful art casually set in a natural oasis near Barton Springs, just blocks from our urban center. Explore the work of Charles Umlauf, and other sculptors, through one of the many educational experiences offered on site.
605 Azie Morton Road, umlaufsculpture.org