Unique things to do in Austin
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Unique things to do in Austin

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Travel like a local

The Texas capital marches to its own beat, and you can’t expect any less from a city that also boasts the slogan of Live Music Capital of the World. Locals continue to keep Austin weird, and fun, with things to do that showcase its character. Try Airbnb Experiences such as guided kayak outings to find another set of locals — the South Congress Bridge bats — or duck into super hidden speakeasies with an in-the-know mixologist. No matter what activities you decide to do, expect a warm Texas welcome.

Top-rated activities

Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. September 8th Update: We are in peak Bat Season right now. Don't miss this. Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day and then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss! If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Book through me because: I'm a traveler and Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip! Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your trip
Boozy Lazy Tipsy Tubing in Austin Area's Spring Water
Are you a single traveler looking to meet some friends while visiting Austin, or are you planning a fun and unique experience for your bachelor/bachelorette party or large group? Look no further! Join us at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten (121 Pickle Road) where we will kick off the festivities and then take a short 25-minute drive to San Marcos, home of the crystal clear, spring-fed waters of the San Marcos River. Unlike the murky waters of the Colorado River in Austin, the San Marcos River is a refreshing oasis where you can enjoy a lazy tube ride down the river for 2.5-3.5 hours (depending on your preferred timeline). There will be plenty of time to soak up the sun, enjoy local wildlife, and, of course, have a little party on the water. BYOB, so bring along your favorite beers and seltzers (NO GLASS CONTAINERS, please!), and leave the rest up to us. We'll have a small cooler for everyone to share. Whether you're planning a bachelor/bachelorette party or team-building event, this is a great activity for all. Private bookings are available, just ask us for details! Don't miss out on the fun! If the trip is sold out, reach out to us to see if we can fit you in. And remember, you will get wet, so be sure you're comfortable swimming. All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a desire to have a good time - we'll take care of the rest, including transportation.
Personalized "Beerventure" - Austin
Look no further! You've discovered the best personalized craft beer tour in Austin. Can't find a tour at your preferred time? Send us a message - let's set up a tour just for you! With over 100 beer taprooms, beer gardens, and bars in Austin, your tour is customized to match YOUR preferred beer styles! Check out our 100+ 5-star reviews and unique experiences: - "Explore Local Craft Breweries" https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/930396 - "Personalized Beer Tour w/ Tacos" https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/268520 Join us for a 2.5-hour craft "beerventure" filled with music, games, and outstanding craft beer. Plus, for your peace of mind, we have a designated driver! Your guide, Elle, will escort you to 2-3 fantastic beer spots across Austin, offering entertaining games (board, card, word, trivia) and interactive fun. Need suggestions for the rest of your time in Austin? Elle will help you draft an unforgettable experience tailored just for you! Let's craft incredible memories together! Discover why ATX is THE BEST! Trust us, you don't want to miss out. *Due to state beer licensing laws, the tour price does not include alcohol. The average price? $6 per beer and $12 for a flight.
Personalized Beer Tour w/ Tacos
Scheduled tour not available? Check out our other experiences “Personalized Beer Tour w/ an Austinite” (https://abnb.me/cvCpL828SW), "Explore Local Craft Breweries" (abnb.me/JENr6sqgLX), or message me to set up a tour that fits your schedule. Look no further! You have found the BEST personalized craft beer guide in Austin. Austin has over 100 beer taprooms, beer gardens and/or bars. This 3.5-4 hour tour will play games, eat tacos, and enjoy some of the best beers Austin has to offer customized to your parties favorite beer and ambiance choices. What else does one need? Oh yeah, a designated driver!!! Your tour will include 3-4 taprooms, beer gardens and/or bars with your host throughout Austin and a “flight” full of fun. During our stops, you will play games (board, card, word, trivia and/or interactive) and the tour will end at a 24 hour famous Austin taco stand (a local favorite) that will make you seriously consider moving to Austin. Not sure what to do for the rest of your stay in Austin…lucky you will have an Austinite at your disposal to help you “Craft” (insert wink) an Austin experience you will never forget. Let me show you why ATX IS THE BEST! Other things to note Please eat a decent meal prior to the tour. You dont want to be THAT person.... The cost of food and alcohol are not included in the experience. The average price is $5 per beer and $3 per taco.
Kayak to a Secret Island Downtown
There is a cool secret island in downtown Austin and to find it you'll need me and a boat! We'll kayak over to the island and explore it. We can hammock, play games, have a picnic, swing, etc before continuing our kayak. There is even a good bridge jump nearby! Out of all of my tours, this one is the most chill and because its early in the day it's a good way to meet other travelers and adventure out with them after the tour. Making friends on this trip is easy and its a good way to let others help you plan the rest of your day! Special arrangements: I am flexible to host this anytime. If you don't see a scheduled time that works for you and you have 3 people ready to go, just message me and see if we can work something out! View my IG: @boatsandbats but message me here please. FYI, the IG account shows photos of all of my tours, not just this one, so you'll see a mix of photos. As a bonus, I've created a google doc with my top recommendations on how to spend the rest of your stay in Austin. You get the link to it automatically as soon as you book! So book now and let it help shape your Austin trip! Other things to note We will be kayaking so its best to wear shorts / a swimsuit and sandals. Bring a drink or snack to enjoy on the island. I'll take photos and send them to you so just relax and enjoy the trip!

Dive into lake life in Austin

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Experience the cinematic magic, most unique angles and locations in Austin, through the eye of the professional lens of lifestyle, editorial, and high fashion international photographer: THOMAS OCOVOS ⓘ 24h 7d PHOTOSHOOT INCLUDES ‎ Unlimited Photos All originals 200 → 400/photos per hour avg. unedited JPG ⓘ Ask for RAW ‎ Same-day delivery and storage Your pictures will be delivered the same day on a private cloud and stored for free forever Pro suggestions, styling, and assistance Get advanced suggestions on location, outfit selections, color schemes, weather, lighting, and best times of day ‎ Advanced edits Composition, color, and retouches $10/edit 5 Free on $89/$99 ⓘ Edits take longer PHOTOSHOOT SUGGESTIONS OCCASIONS Birthday Dating Engagement Wedding Graduation Events (Conventions, Parties, Concerts, Runway) LIFESTYLE AND ACTIVITY Kayaking Helicopter Tour Skydiving Horse Riding Racing Running Swiming Driving Biking PHOTOSHOOT TYPES PEOPLE ‎Individual Couples Groups Pets OBJECTS Vehicles (Cars, Bikes, Boats / Kayak / Paddle Board / Yacht, Airplanes) Products SPACES Architecture Real Estate (Residential, Commercial) Industrial MEDIA USE Print (Large and Small) Digital (ⅰnstagram, Linked In, Websites, Pinterest, Tumblr, VSCO, FB, X, Others) Dating Apps (Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, The League, Feeld, Others) ⓘ Ask on messages
Orian Kayak Adventures
¡Howdy Y’all! We proudly offer the most adventurous, comprehensive, and personalized kayak tours of Austin’s notorious Lady Bird Lake! Local Austinite Guided, our tours have the smallest group maximum on the lake which allows us to provide a more enriched and individualized tour experience; including a once in a lifetime personalized picture package for each party! ~yes, the pictures are included in the price ;) Our Morning/Afternoon Guided Eco Tour takes you through a journey and fact filled adventure on Lady Bird Lake to Barton Springs given the right weather, wildlife, and nature to explore as much as the day allows! Get to know beautiful Austin and all there is to offer with us! The Bat Bridge Guided Evening Tours, we will soak up the Texas sunset and evening rays, behold the natural scenery and amazing wildlife of Lady Bird Lake, and admire the breathtaking view of the downtown skyline from a vantage point only the lake can offer. Our tours intentionally has the latest launch time, which means we are not stagnantly waiting on the bats for extended periods of time or even missing them due to daylight restrictions. The return voyage takes place in the dark, which allows for the unique opportunity to see the city skyline at night and stargazing! Come and see why we’re The Guides to Adventure with! We provide a variety of beverages but feel free to bring your own!
Ride-Along with Rooster E-bike Tour
Our tours and our tour guide, Rooster, has 100% 5 star reviews. Join the fun beyond SXSW 2024 in the ultimate side excursion with Good Vibes Tours! Ride around town with Rooster as he shares his 30-year knowledge of Austin, making stops at his favorite iconic sites and landmarks. Hey, y'all. I'm Rooster, and I'm here to show you the real Austin. The one that's full of love, peace and weirdness. Hop on our e-bike and let's cruise through the city's most groovy spots - from funky murals and cosmic sculptures to stunning views and quirky houses. You'll get to see Austin through my eyes - and trust me, it's pretty awesome. We'll stop at some rad places like the Capitol, where the man makes the rules; SoCo, where the vibes are funky; Zilker Park, where you can connect with nature; Rainey Street, where the party never stops; and 6th Street, where the music rocks. We’ll play some tunes and I'll share with you some stories, jokes and wisdom along the way. So come on, join me for a ride-along that will make your heart sing and your soul smile. It's gonna be wild! Est. Total Riding Time: 90-100 mins Est. Total Time in Stops: 20-30 mins
Giant Paddleboard at Sunset w/ Bats
This is the best way to experience the bats hands down. The journey on the 5-6 person giant paddle board starts with epic downtown views during the day, continues with the sunset, then observing the 1.5 million bats fly out and ends the night paddling back after dark in the city glow. August 22nd update: we are in peak bat season now. You’ve got to see this! Booking this tour for the sunset and bats puts you along side Austin's #1 experience "kayaking w/ the bats" only you're on a board! Its the same trip just a different vessel. Don't let the word "Paddleboard" fool you. This is 15 feet long and 4.5 feet wide. It is ultra stable. You will not get wet unless you choose to go for a swim. You can sit down, stand up, or even lay down. It's impossible to fall into the water on accident. The mega paddle boards make for an excellent family or group option cause you get to stay together and share the experience. As a bonus, as soon as you book, my auto-reply welcome message has my personal guidebook to Austin that can help you plan the rest of your Austin vacation.! View my IG: @boatsandbats
Boating- Lake Travis Tx Parties, Family, Individuals & More
We are here to make your day an epic day on the water! Lake Travis is one of the cleanest and largest lakes in the state of Texas. Swimming, beautiful scenery, and cruising around will be on the itinerary! Route 1: -We will start from our private Marina (about 28 minutes from downtown) to Devil's Cove. -Along the way we will we will cruise by big cliffs, landmarks, and beautiful homes (20-30 minutes) -Cruising for about 20 minutes until we reach Devil's Cove -We will set anchor, toss in the floats, and go for a dip! (1hr-1.5hrs) Route 2: -Starting from our private marina, we will cruise north on the lake to a private access beach. The only sandy beach on the lake! This area is closed off to vehicle traffic and is a little know secret! *only available with larger groups and durning low water levels. We may also customize the route/ activities based on the vibe from the group! We also have a rental/charter company offering private charters on pontoon boats and wakeboard boats, for groups of any size! Looking for a private Boat Charter? Send us a message today! Our Boats are rated for 12, 15, and 20 people, specializing in Bachelorette/ Bachelor parties, families, and corporate events! We rent 7 days a week, flexible times, custom quotes & everything included! We have a fleet of luxury pontoon boats and Mastercraft wakeboard boats. Send us a message!

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Ghost stories in downtown Austin
This ghost story walking tour experience happens under the cover of darkness through the beautiful streets and haunted buildings of downtown Austin. Expert storytellers, exclusive access to one of Austins most haunted taverns, spine chilling tales in the lobby of the legendary Driskill Hotel, paranormal photographs that need to be seen to be believed. Ghost Walk Austin is a hauntingly good tour!
Austin Unlocked- A Speakeasy Tour
Go on a walking, cocktail tasting, tour of downtown Austin! We'll stop and talk about several hidden-face speakeasy style bars - some stashed inside parking garages, behind bookshelves, down alley ways, pass-code and password protected, and private clubs! We'll get you into three where we can order drinks! Meet downtown and we'll sit and chat for a few minutes introducing ourselves and what it means to call a bar a speakeasy in Austin, TX. Then, we walk to the first bar. All the bars are located downtown within a few blocks of each other. We'll spend 30-45 minutes in each of three bars, having drinks, learning about the place, and appreciating the aesthetic. Throughout the night we will continue on past several more hidden-face speakeasy style bars, stopping in some and just stopping to talk about others. The night ends once you get into the third and final bar and get your drinks ordered. We do not to include drinks to give you a lower price and more choice. We will have a group tab which can be paid for via cash, Apple Pay and Cash App. Prices vary by venue but $15-25 per drink (including a 20% tip) is a good ballpark.
Explore the Hill Country on Horseback Near Canyon Lake
At Southern Trails you will enjoy a genuine Texas experience! There's no better way to explore the Hill Country than on horseback. Misti and I will take you on a scenic, guided horseback ride, show you the reins, and ensure you have a fun experience. First, we will pair you with one of our highly trained and lovable horses! (Dolly, Sunny, Applejack, Howdy and Comanche) Next, we will have a brief lesson where you will learn to stop, turn and ride the proper way on the trails. Lastly, we will ride through one of the most beautiful stretches of “The Devil’s Backbone.” This limestone ridge is famous for it’s mountainous views and winding roads. You will ride up hills, down hills, near ponds and creeks, as well as take in the most unique and breathtaking views in all of Texas! We will stop to take a couple pictures along the way! If you have younger children please call and ask about "Little Dude Ride." It is perfect for kids and families that aren’t quite ready for the hour trail ride. We want everyone to be able to have an awesome horseback riding experience. Other things to note Once you have booked we will send you an email with gate code, instructions and address. If you would like to tip please use cash to do so! Thanks!
An hour with really cute baby goats
Our family fell in love with goats in early 2020 during the Covid lockdown. Raising baby goats has now become a lifestyle for us. Yes, we always have baby goats! This experience allows you to be hands on with the youngest babies and learn about them. You can also meet the mommies and the bucks. When you arrive, we will take a couple of minutes to introduce ourselves and our animals. We will then jump right in to it and introduce you to our cute baby goats. You can pet, hold, or cuddle them as you wish and feed them treats. While you play, we will tell you a bit about each one of them, and their personalities (yes, each goat has a different personality, and likes and dislikes). We will let you spend some time with our goats and be available to answer questions or share knowledge. Be ready to meet some tiny goats! Our goats are all very friendly and clean.
Secret Food Tours Austin
We'll meet in front of the Ellis cocktail bar at 111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704. First up, you'll dig into some Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket served with the best pinto beans ever. Next, you'll enjoy a breakfast taco, a local favourite with a cult-like following. On our stroll, we'll say "howdy" to Willie Nelson, an Austin icon, and pass by where Austin City Limits is held. Afterwards, we will stop at one of our favorite food trucks for a secret bite– a fusion dish that will blow your mind. Then it's time for a cool down with a smoothie made with local Texas wildflower honey. After several great bites, we'll take a stroll down Congress Ave to see and talk about some of our protected historic buildings. As if you weren’t already full, we are right back where we started to sample a local staple food truck turned brick and mortar. And finally, we'll round things out with a flan-inspired creation made just for our tour. We end the tour pretty much where we start it.

Activities near top attractions

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Things to do near East Austin

Meditation Walk in Sculpture Garden
Learn firsthand a special technique to cultivate meditation & presence in your life anytime and anywhere. This experience is a chance to slow down and enjoy life while experiencing a hidden gem in Austin. We'll meet at the verdant Butterfly Garden near Mueller. After a warm welcome, your guide and meditation teacher will offer a helpful overview on walking meditation to help you get the most out of the experience. Next, you'll enjoy a short gentle, centering mindful movement session. The guided movement, designed for every body and experience level, will calm your mind and prepare you for your walking meditation. Then we begin our slow, mindful walking meditation among beautiful sculptures, blooming flowers, and swaying trees. Along the way, you will follow your childlike wonder while your guide offers gentle mindfulness prompts to help keep you present. As you walk, you'll appreciate the beauty of the art and nature around you, tap into your inner peace, and feel gratitude for the privilege to experience it all. The experience will close with a special guided meditation to come full circle. This is a unique experience that will leave you feeling peaceful, grounded, and joyful. I'm open to alternate days & times - reach out!
Giant Paddleboard at Sunset w/ Bats
This is the best way to experience the bats hands down. The journey on the 5-6 person giant paddle board starts with epic downtown views during the day, continues with the sunset, then observing the 1.5 million bats fly out and ends the night paddling back after dark in the city glow. August 22nd update: we are in peak bat season now. You’ve got to see this! Booking this tour for the sunset and bats puts you along side Austin's #1 experience "kayaking w/ the bats" only you're on a board! Its the same trip just a different vessel. Don't let the word "Paddleboard" fool you. This is 15 feet long and 4.5 feet wide. It is ultra stable. You will not get wet unless you choose to go for a swim. You can sit down, stand up, or even lay down. It's impossible to fall into the water on accident. The mega paddle boards make for an excellent family or group option cause you get to stay together and share the experience. As a bonus, as soon as you book, my auto-reply welcome message has my personal guidebook to Austin that can help you plan the rest of your Austin vacation.! View my IG: @boatsandbats
Boozy Lazy Tipsy Tubing in Austin Area's Spring Water
Are you a single traveler looking to meet some friends while visiting Austin, or are you planning a fun and unique experience for your bachelor/bachelorette party or large group? Look no further! Join us at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten (121 Pickle Road) where we will kick off the festivities and then take a short 25-minute drive to San Marcos, home of the crystal clear, spring-fed waters of the San Marcos River. Unlike the murky waters of the Colorado River in Austin, the San Marcos River is a refreshing oasis where you can enjoy a lazy tube ride down the river for 2.5-3.5 hours (depending on your preferred timeline). There will be plenty of time to soak up the sun, enjoy local wildlife, and, of course, have a little party on the water. BYOB, so bring along your favorite beers and seltzers (NO GLASS CONTAINERS, please!), and leave the rest up to us. We'll have a small cooler for everyone to share. Whether you're planning a bachelor/bachelorette party or team-building event, this is a great activity for all. Private bookings are available, just ask us for details! Don't miss out on the fun! If the trip is sold out, reach out to us to see if we can fit you in. And remember, you will get wet, so be sure you're comfortable swimming. All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a desire to have a good time - we'll take care of the rest, including transportation.
A street photographer, craft beers, and an Asheville insider
Spend time with local Asheville photographer and craft beer connoisseur Joel, as he shares with you his love for all things Asheville. Put down your phone cameras and enjoy the experience while I capture some candid moments on film. I'll also share my love of dive bars, to fancy restaurants as we walk around one of Asheville's coolest neighborhoods. We will meet up at Burial, my favorite brewery - first round is on me - as I snap some moments. If beer isn't your thing there is an awesome coffee shop/vinyl record store with sick house plants. Then we will take a walk around exploring some street art, music venues, unique photo ops, and local craft stores. Ya'll do some exploring, and l'lI play paparazzi. We will make another stop at a sake distillery called Ben's Tune Up for the last round and I'll share with you all I know about this awesome city, and help plan some more highlights for your trip. If you don't see a day available hit me up! The tour can be dog friendly, just let me know ahead of time. Come to walk, drink, and share some stories. :) Pricing breakdown: 150 party of one. 250 party of 2, Large group message me and let's work something out. You'll get a collection of over 30 edited digital photos, a few days after the tour, those are yours to keep and post as you please! Check out my Insta for more content: roadwarrior_and_copperdog
Austin Skyline Tour
If you want to see all of the great landmarks in Austin from a new perspective, you won’t want to miss this tour! The lake is home to some of the best views of the architectural marvels of Austin buildings and landmarks. As I navigate you through this beautiful area of Austin’s amazing skyscrapers and natural beauty, we'll stop along the way to discuss many topics. We'll discuss Austin history, the local art scene, local delicacies, and must-see destinations while you're in town. On our journey back we'll see another angle of Austin! We get unique sites of major buildings, public parks, murals, and so much more! We'll of course also talk in great detail about all the current events we have going on in the city!

Things to do near North Austin Civic Association

Historic Horseback Ride In Austin, Tx
At Southern Trails you will enjoy a genuine Texas experience! There's no better way to explore the Hill Country than on horseback. Misti and I will take you on a scenic, guided horseback ride, show you the reins, and ensure you have a fun experience. First, we will pair you with one of our highly trained and lovable horses! (Whiskey, Bear, Mississippi, Comanche, or Dolly!). Next, we will have a brief lesson where you will learn to stop, turn and ride the proper way on the trails. Then we will head out and take an hour trail ride through the beautiful hill country. We will ride through trees, up hills, down hills. We will pass some creeks and ponds and even a graveyard dating back to the 1700’s! The graveyard is said to hold the relatives of Davy Crockett as well as some other heroes from Texas history! We will stop to take a couple pictures along the way! If you have younger children please call and ask about "Little Dude Ride." It is perfect for kids and families that aren’t quite ready for the hour trail ride. We want everyone to be able to have an awesome horseback riding experience. Other things to note Once you have booked we will send you an email with gate code, instructions and address. If you would like to tip please use cash to do so! Thanks!
An hour with really cute baby goats
Our family fell in love with goats in early 2020 during the Covid lockdown. Raising baby goats has now become a lifestyle for us. Yes, we always have baby goats! This experience allows you to be hands on with the youngest babies and learn about them. You can also meet the mommies and the bucks. When you arrive, we will take a couple of minutes to introduce ourselves and our animals. We will then jump right in to it and introduce you to our cute baby goats. You can pet, hold, or cuddle them as you wish and feed them treats. While you play, we will tell you a bit about each one of them, and their personalities (yes, each goat has a different personality, and likes and dislikes). We will let you spend some time with our goats and be available to answer questions or share knowledge. Be ready to meet some tiny goats! Our goats are all very friendly and clean.
Experience Graffiti culture & Spraypainting
Explore the underground graffiti scene and paint with a local artist! Go beyond the typical gallery experience. Immerse yourself in our world of vibrant murals and tags; learn about the variety of graffiti artists’ motives, techniques, and beef culture. Be vocal about your curiosities, learn the depth and breadth of the underground graff world. BYOB on property. Learn fundamental techniques to leave your mark on Austin’s graffiti scene from an authentic graffiti writer as you spray paint our walls. During this portion of the experience, your host will demonstrate their craft by personalizing your very own “hi my name is” T-shirt! The full experience is 60-90 minutes. NOTE: • This is an indoor/outdoor experience, dress for your comfort accordingly especially when painting. • Great for corporate or group events, bachelorette parties, teams, school field trips, and team-building experiences. • Private bookings are available and tailorable. • Feel free to request a different time, we will do our best to accommodate. • Shirt size is unisex.
Personalized "Beerventure" - Austin
Look no further! You've discovered the best personalized craft beer tour in Austin. Can't find a tour at your preferred time? Send us a message - let's set up a tour just for you! With over 100 beer taprooms, beer gardens, and bars in Austin, your tour is customized to match YOUR preferred beer styles! Check out our 100+ 5-star reviews and unique experiences: - "Explore Local Craft Breweries" https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/930396 - "Personalized Beer Tour w/ Tacos" https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/268520 Join us for a 2.5-hour craft "beerventure" filled with music, games, and outstanding craft beer. Plus, for your peace of mind, we have a designated driver! Your guide, Elle, will escort you to 2-3 fantastic beer spots across Austin, offering entertaining games (board, card, word, trivia) and interactive fun. Need suggestions for the rest of your time in Austin? Elle will help you draft an unforgettable experience tailored just for you! Let's craft incredible memories together! Discover why ATX is THE BEST! Trust us, you don't want to miss out. *Due to state beer licensing laws, the tour price does not include alcohol. The average price? $6 per beer and $12 for a flight.
Personalized Beer Tour w/ Tacos
Scheduled tour not available? Check out our other experiences “Personalized Beer Tour w/ an Austinite” (https://abnb.me/cvCpL828SW), "Explore Local Craft Breweries" (abnb.me/JENr6sqgLX), or message me to set up a tour that fits your schedule. Look no further! You have found the BEST personalized craft beer guide in Austin. Austin has over 100 beer taprooms, beer gardens and/or bars. This 3.5-4 hour tour will play games, eat tacos, and enjoy some of the best beers Austin has to offer customized to your parties favorite beer and ambiance choices. What else does one need? Oh yeah, a designated driver!!! Your tour will include 3-4 taprooms, beer gardens and/or bars with your host throughout Austin and a “flight” full of fun. During our stops, you will play games (board, card, word, trivia and/or interactive) and the tour will end at a 24 hour famous Austin taco stand (a local favorite) that will make you seriously consider moving to Austin. Not sure what to do for the rest of your stay in Austin…lucky you will have an Austinite at your disposal to help you “Craft” (insert wink) an Austin experience you will never forget. Let me show you why ATX IS THE BEST! Other things to note Please eat a decent meal prior to the tour. You dont want to be THAT person.... The cost of food and alcohol are not included in the experience. The average price is $5 per beer and $3 per taco.

Things to do near Downtown Austin

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Downtown Sunset Kayak with 1.5M Bats!
Welcome to Austin's #1 booked tour! I can say with confidence this is the best group on the water. September 8th Update: We are in peak Bat Season right now. Don't miss this. Let's meet up for an epic night of kayaking. It's 4 incredible trips in one. 1st you paddle the length of downtown during the day and then we catch the sunset over the water. The bats are the main event and we end with downtown paddle at night! Add in a full moon or bright stars occasionally and this trip is one not to miss! If trip is sold out, ask if I can fit you in. Book through me because: I'm a traveler and Airbnb host as well so I know what you want out of the trip. On top of bat facts, i'll give you more freedom to kayak, make sure to take great photos of you on the tour, and make sure you meet other like minded travelers in the group who can share their tips or even join you for a night out afterwards. I've got good travel stories for days and lots of local insight to help you build out the best plan for the rest of your stay. Bad weather = full refund. You won't find a guide who tries harder to make sure you have the best night possible. You'll also be given high quality photos at the end of your trip! Need one more reason to book? My auto reply to your booking confirmation comes with my custom "Must do" in Austin link to help you plan the rest of your trip
Austin Unlocked- A Speakeasy Tour
Go on a walking, cocktail tasting, tour of downtown Austin! We'll stop and talk about several hidden-face speakeasy style bars - some stashed inside parking garages, behind bookshelves, down alley ways, pass-code and password protected, and private clubs! We'll get you into three where we can order drinks! Meet downtown and we'll sit and chat for a few minutes introducing ourselves and what it means to call a bar a speakeasy in Austin, TX. Then, we walk to the first bar. All the bars are located downtown within a few blocks of each other. We'll spend 30-45 minutes in each of three bars, having drinks, learning about the place, and appreciating the aesthetic. Throughout the night we will continue on past several more hidden-face speakeasy style bars, stopping in some and just stopping to talk about others. The night ends once you get into the third and final bar and get your drinks ordered. We do not to include drinks to give you a lower price and more choice. We will have a group tab which can be paid for via cash, Apple Pay and Cash App. Prices vary by venue but $15-25 per drink (including a 20% tip) is a good ballpark.
Photoshoot Indoors or Outdoors
Experience the cinematic magic, most unique angles and locations in Austin, through the eye of the professional lens of lifestyle, editorial, and high fashion international photographer: THOMAS OCOVOS ⓘ 24h 7d PHOTOSHOOT INCLUDES ‎ Unlimited Photos All originals 200 → 400/photos per hour avg. unedited JPG ⓘ Ask for RAW ‎ Same-day delivery and storage Your pictures will be delivered the same day on a private cloud and stored for free forever Pro suggestions, styling, and assistance Get advanced suggestions on location, outfit selections, color schemes, weather, lighting, and best times of day ‎ Advanced edits Composition, color, and retouches $10/edit 5 Free on $89/$99 ⓘ Edits take longer PHOTOSHOOT SUGGESTIONS OCCASIONS Birthday Dating Engagement Wedding Graduation Events (Conventions, Parties, Concerts, Runway) LIFESTYLE AND ACTIVITY Kayaking Helicopter Tour Skydiving Horse Riding Racing Running Swiming Driving Biking PHOTOSHOOT TYPES PEOPLE ‎Individual Couples Groups Pets OBJECTS Vehicles (Cars, Bikes, Boats / Kayak / Paddle Board / Yacht, Airplanes) Products SPACES Architecture Real Estate (Residential, Commercial) Industrial MEDIA USE Print (Large and Small) Digital (ⅰnstagram, Linked In, Websites, Pinterest, Tumblr, VSCO, FB, X, Others) Dating Apps (Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, The League, Feeld, Others) ⓘ Ask on messages
Ghost stories in downtown Austin
This ghost story walking tour experience happens under the cover of darkness through the beautiful streets and haunted buildings of downtown Austin. Expert storytellers, exclusive access to one of Austins most haunted taverns, spine chilling tales in the lobby of the legendary Driskill Hotel, paranormal photographs that need to be seen to be believed. Ghost Walk Austin is a hauntingly good tour!
Orian Kayak Adventures
¡Howdy Y’all! We proudly offer the most adventurous, comprehensive, and personalized kayak tours of Austin’s notorious Lady Bird Lake! Local Austinite Guided, our tours have the smallest group maximum on the lake which allows us to provide a more enriched and individualized tour experience; including a once in a lifetime personalized picture package for each party! ~yes, the pictures are included in the price ;) Our Morning/Afternoon Guided Eco Tour takes you through a journey and fact filled adventure on Lady Bird Lake to Barton Springs given the right weather, wildlife, and nature to explore as much as the day allows! Get to know beautiful Austin and all there is to offer with us! The Bat Bridge Guided Evening Tours, we will soak up the Texas sunset and evening rays, behold the natural scenery and amazing wildlife of Lady Bird Lake, and admire the breathtaking view of the downtown skyline from a vantage point only the lake can offer. Our tours intentionally has the latest launch time, which means we are not stagnantly waiting on the bats for extended periods of time or even missing them due to daylight restrictions. The return voyage takes place in the dark, which allows for the unique opportunity to see the city skyline at night and stargazing! Come and see why we’re The Guides to Adventure with! We provide a variety of beverages but feel free to bring your own!

Your guide to Austin

Where do locals hang out in Austin?

South Congress is still one of the favorite local hangouts, thanks to a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and bars. For more low-key vibes, North Austin is where you’ll find the beer lovers hopping from brewery to brewery; meanwhile, East Austin is the spot for budget-friendly eats and an old-school Austin vibe. And when it comes to honky-tonks, don’t miss chicken bingo on Sundays at the Little Longhorn Saloon.

For warmer months, tubing on the Guadalupe, with stop-offs at Barton Springs and Zilker Park, is a fun day out that everyone gets behind here in Austin. The more laid-back version for cooling off is Hamilton Pool Reserve, about a one-hour drive from Austin, where you can go for a short hike and dip in the natural pools set against waterfalls.


What are the best local eats in Austin?

Barbecue and Tex-Mex are delicious (and loved) in Austin, but not the only thing worth trying. Across town, you’ll find menus that span the globe: notably ramen and sushi, both unexpected delights in an otherwise landlocked city. James Beard award–winning chefs have also gotten in the mix, opening spots across the city in areas such as South Austin. What might surprise visitors is Austin’s wine scene, with a cluster of wineries and vineyards sitting just outside city limits. You can head out for a day of tastings, disc golf, and more on tours with local wine enthusiasts.


Where are the best places to see live music in Austin?

Downtown’s Moody Theater

You’re in the Live Music Capital of the World, and Austin City Limits Live (ACL Live) at Moody Theater is a great way to get the full experience. Located downtown, this sustainably built building has traditionally hosted more than 100 performances, across all genres, a year.

Red River District

Small clubs, rooftops, dive bars, and outdoor stages, among other spots, host a variety of acts from big names to up-and-coming locals along this three-block strip dedicated to nightlife. Concert-lovers flock to this part of town, especially in January when you can attend free concerts and live acts by local musicians for an entire week.

Rainey and 6th Street

For a night out, it’s not uncommon to hear someone pose the question “Dirty or Rainey?” When it comes to nightlife, even locals end up on “Dirty 6th” (East 6th Street) or Rainey Street for live music, clubs, and a buzzing bar scene.

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