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. March 5th Update: The bats are back and they've been amazing. Come see for yourself! 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 Tubing in Austin Area's Spring Water
Are you planning a fun and unique experience for your bachelor/bachelorette party or large group, or are you a single traveler looking to meet some friends while visiting Austin? 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 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.
Tarot Reading Happy Hour with the Witches of East Austin
Join me, Mak Jagger, and the witches of ATX, for readings during happy hour in my funky tarot lounge inside an eclectic working art studio hidden off Cesar Chavez in the heart of Austin’s East side. Crack a cold Lone Star and get a tarot reading with me, or possibly experience a palm reading with one of the studio’s resident artists, Austin’s beloved Hardshapes, or perhaps even receive a birth chart chat with a local astrologer. Book an hour to pop into the studio and see what magick we are cooking up that day! Pets and kids are politely declined. Not in Austin? Email at hellomak @ makjaggertarot dot com for info or to book a virtual or live in ATX reading or event.
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.

Loved by locals

Learn to Make Makizushi Sushi Rolls at a Saké Bar
Let sushi-rolling guru Chef Desiree help you master the art of sushi-making in a beginner-friendly cooking class like none other! Upgrade your dinner date, celebrate a special occasion, or invite your family to make some unforgettable memories. Meet up at an awesome local sake bar and treat yourself to a truly unique cocktail before rolling up your sleeves to roll up some top-notch sushi. You’ll master a wealth of valuable kitchen skills as you learn to expertly select and slice ingredients for artful sushi rolls. In this class, the focus will be on makizushi, also known as maki. These are the rolls you typically see at sushi restaurants, usually consisting of nori seaweed, sushi rice, and various filling ingredients. After learning to make perfectly-textured sticky sushi rice, you’ll get to choose two rolls to make from a tantalizing selection of flavors including a classic California roll, a sumptuous spicy tuna roll, or a hearty avocado roll. Sip on some great sake beverages as you go and prepare to feast on lots of chef-approved sushi!
Belly Dance Back Yard Beats
Learn how to swivel, shake and awake your sacral chakra through the seductive art of belly dance with professional dancer, Dragoness. Together we’ll start with setting intension for class, stretch, explore isometric movements through undulating hips, upper body isolations, snake arms and end with free flow joyful movement before cool down. We'll be moving and grooving in the uniquely tranquil dance patio garden, located at Casa Dragoness, Austin's private Arts House.
Explore regional Indian cuisine in the comfort of my home
*Upon booking, please message about dietary restrictions + if you'd like to add an Indian grocery store tour prior to the cooking class for an additional fee. First, I'll welcome you into my home and share my personal connection to Indian food and family history. We'll talk about regional differences, techniques, and kitchen essentials. Then we'll begin cooking together - this is a hands-on class! Finally, we will enjoy the meal together. Feel free to BYOB. Whether you eat vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Whole 30, gluten-free, dairy free, sugar free or if you eat all of the things, I can accommodate. All spice tolerances welcome! I want guests to feel welcome and leave confident with cooking Indian food. Bring an open heart and empty stomach. I customize menus based on preferences and seasonalities but here are examples: Example menu #1 - Traditional, Vegetarian Gujarati Meal (Thali): This is hyper-regional cuisine from my parents homeland that you won't find in restaurants. Dal (spiced lentil soup), seasonal vegetable sabzi (stir fry), tangy raita (yogurt sauce), aromatic basmati rice, crunchy pappadom, pickled limes. Example menu #2 - Combo Regional Meal: This is a combo of both regional and familiar restaurant dishes. Chicken khichdi (cozy chicken, rice and lentil dish), saag or matar paneer (rich, cheese curries), tangy raita (yogurt sauce), crunchy pappadom, pickled limes.
Discover Austin with Private Chef Dan
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 15% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 20% OFF — groups of +6 guests Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Austin without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Austin local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Austin dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, check the "What's included" section below!
Austin Personal Shopping w/ Eco-Stylist
Part fashion tour, part personal style transformation...this experience with a professional eco-stylist will introduce you to homegrown Austin brands and help you find the styles that work for your body, budget, style, and values. You’ll complete a short personal style intake survey to help me get to know your style needs and plan a custom experience for you. We will visit 3-4 shops depending on your needs. I will introduce you to the emerging fashion scene in Austin, including the brands, designers, and curators who are transforming fashion for good through ethical and sustainable practices. Other details: - Styling tips throughout tour - Exclusive stylist discounts offered at some partner stores - Receive a guide to sustainable fashion in Austin with garment care and thrifting tips too - A drink (alcoholic or non) is included TL:DR: Get a sense for homegrown Austin style, score some amazing finds, and get personal style tips in an afternoon. After booking please look for a message with the survey. I will let you know our meeting location at least a day in advance. You will be responsible from driving between stores. If you are visiting and need me to provide transit between locations, that can be arranged through message. I can't wait to show you fashion in my city!

Dive into lake life in Austin

Photoshoot
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 ➊ ‎Unlimited Photos All originals 200 → 400/photos per hour avg. unedited JPG ⓘ Ask for RAW ‎➋ Same-day delivery and storage Your pictures will be delivered the same day on a private cloud and stored for free forever ➌ Pro suggestions, styling, and assistance Get advanced suggestions on location, outfit selections, color schemes, weather, lighting, and best times of day EXTRA ADD-ONS ➊ Profess‎ional Advanced Edits and Corrections Composition, color, and retouches $5/Photo ⓘ 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
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. March 5th 2024 Update: The bats are back and they are epic! March is one of the best months for the bats. 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
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 Good Vibes E-Bike Tour
Our tours have 100% 5 star reviews. Ride around town with Good Vibes as we share our 30-year knowledge of Austin, making stops at our favorite iconic sites and landmarks. Hey, y'all. I'm Rooster, our guides and I are 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 our 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 we'll share with you some stories, jokes and wisdom along the way. So come on, join us 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
Austin Glow Paddle
Gear up, and learn the basics as the sun sets, and it cools off. Then enjoy the glow of the LEDs shining under your clear window to the water as you paddle through the center of downtown Austin in our most stable Crystal Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards! Don't be surprised if we see the nightly cloud of Mexican Freetail bats leave the Congress Street Bridge at sunset or the birds do a little fishing in the light of your kayak or paddleboard. You should be surprised if you don't finish up with new found energy and confidence from paddling at night. The best musicians in the world practice at night because of how focused it makes them on their tune, and the same is true for paddling. Nothing will make you a better paddler than practicing at night with World Champion and Olympian Ben Kvanli who has been teaching and coaching since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Other things to note You may get wet so please wear sandals and something like lycra, UnderArmor, or swimwear. Fishing pants, Columbia shirts, yoga pants and shirts are ideal examples for this easy, outdoor trip.

Activities near top attractions

Barton Springs Municipal Pool2,454 locals recommend
Rainey Street793 locals recommend
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Things to do near East Austin

Ride-Along with Good Vibes E-Bike Tour
Our tours have 100% 5 star reviews. Ride around town with Good Vibes as we share our 30-year knowledge of Austin, making stops at our favorite iconic sites and landmarks. Hey, y'all. I'm Rooster, our guides and I are 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 our 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 we'll share with you some stories, jokes and wisdom along the way. So come on, join us 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
Private Austin Mural and Selfie Tour
We'll take you to over 30 murals that cover downtown, east and south Austin. The tour moves at your own pace and we'll stop for pictures at the famous murals as well as the hidden gems. This includes 'I Love you so much', 'Welcome to Austin', the Willie Nelson Statue, and many more. Other things to note We'll meet at the Austin Visitors Center. Your pedicab driver will call you when they're on the way!
Bat Bridge Sunset Kayak Tour
This exciting activity with me explores the Austin skyline on our way to go see 1.5 million bats that reside under the Congress Avenue Bat Bridge. After some quick icebreakers with the group, we get fitted for life jackets, paddles and the kayaks then we do a paddle lesson to get everyone feeling comfortable on the water. We head off to the Congress Avenue Bridge to check out the 1.5 million bat colony during the sunset. Grab some picture-perfect moments to share with your family and friends. Enjoy a nice easy paddle and also observe one of nature’s wonders and learn about how these nocturnal creatures help create a better ecosystem for everyone.
Tarot Reading Happy Hour with the Witches of East Austin
Join me, Mak Jagger, and the witches of ATX, for readings during happy hour in my funky tarot lounge inside an eclectic working art studio hidden off Cesar Chavez in the heart of Austin’s East side. Crack a cold Lone Star and get a tarot reading with me, or possibly experience a palm reading with one of the studio’s resident artists, Austin’s beloved Hardshapes, or perhaps even receive a birth chart chat with a local astrologer. Book an hour to pop into the studio and see what magick we are cooking up that day! Pets and kids are politely declined. Not in Austin? Email at hellomak @ makjaggertarot dot com for info or to book a virtual or live in ATX reading or event.
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

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.
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.
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!
Authentic Texas Longhorn Ranch Feed and Photos
Authentic Texas Longhorn experience on a real Texas Longhorn ranch. Interact up-close with registered Texas Longhorns that have World Record bloodlines. Hand feed a gentle bull named Lonestar with massive horns that measure more than 8.5 feet across. Flexibility around your schedule, just ask. Guests will meet in the barn at the Rustoration Ranch and learn about the history of the longhorn breed. We will then prepare food for the longhorn cattle. They will come running to the corral where guests can feed each of them by hand before they are all lined up for photos.
Forest Mindfulness and Meditation
**True Wellness is Being in Harmony with Self and Nature.** Are you curious to meet your truest self? The part of you that is whole and complete and peaceful, regardless of external circumstances? If you'd like to restore a sense of sacred awareness of self in a pristine natural setting, join me for an energy exploration that includes mindfulness, meditation, centering and grounding, and inner landscape inquiry. We will begin by entering the forest intentionally with greetings/prayer and intentions, followed by a silent walk to a secluded wooded field. We will gather in a circle and check in with ourselves and others (emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically), followed by a guided mindfulness and meditation practice, bells, and a final check-in. We will then walk out, restored in the present moment and re-connected with ourselves and the sacred life all around. No specific preparation or experience is needed, except an open and curious spirit. Simply trust the 'yes' that you feel in your cells, and let's go! Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water. We will be sitting on the ground, so bring a small mat or towel if you would like.

Things to do near Downtown Austin

Vibrant · Historic · Hip

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. March 5th Update: The bats are back and they've been amazing. Come see for yourself! 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
Photoshoot
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 ➊ ‎Unlimited Photos All originals 200 → 400/photos per hour avg. unedited JPG ⓘ Ask for RAW ‎➋ Same-day delivery and storage Your pictures will be delivered the same day on a private cloud and stored for free forever ➌ Pro suggestions, styling, and assistance Get advanced suggestions on location, outfit selections, color schemes, weather, lighting, and best times of day EXTRA ADD-ONS ➊ Profess‎ional Advanced Edits and Corrections Composition, color, and retouches $5/Photo ⓘ 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
Boozy Tubing in Austin Area's Spring Water
Are you planning a fun and unique experience for your bachelor/bachelorette party or large group, or are you a single traveler looking to meet some friends while visiting Austin? 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.
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. March 5th 2024 Update: The bats are back and they are epic! March is one of the best months for the bats. 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
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.

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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