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.
UMLAUF Sculpture Garen & 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
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
BFree Yoga Studio is a yoga studio owned by Shelby Autrey that empowers students to live in the full expression of their being. The yoga studio features Vinyasa, Hatha & restorative classes in heated, warm & non-heated settings.
3110 Guadalupe St #120, bfreeyogaaustin.com
Bass Concert Hall
Opened in 1981, this flagship theatre of Texas Performing Arts is the largest in Austin, with seating for 2,900. Ranking among the finest performance spaces in the country both in size and accouterments, it is no wonder that Bass Concert Hall attracts the world’s greatest performers and full-scale productions.
2350 Robert Dedman Dr, texasperformingarts.org
Just a stone’s throw from Hotel Ella, you will find one of Austin’s most intimate live music venues: the Cactus Cafe. Located on The University of Texas campus since 1979, the acoustic café has gained a national reputation and impressive roster of singer-songwriters who have graced its stage.
2247 Guadalupe St, cactuscafe.org
The Bullock Texas State History Museum
Get a crash course on Texas history with a visit to the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Open since 2001, the museum features some of the most significant Texas artifacts across thousands of years, special exhibitions, educational programs and an IMAX film series.
1800 Congress Ave, thestoryoftexas.com