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Lady Bird Lake

394 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
A must-do, this famous lake is home to a wide variety of outdoors activities. Pro tip: rent a kayak, paddle board, canoe or boat around sunset time to watch 1.5+ Million bats go out from under the South Congress bridge! You may also make a reservation at a bat sightseeing boat which includes a guided tour.
Paloma
Paloma
Lives in Austin

Tips from locals

Meghan
Meghan
August 31, 2019
rent a kayak and enjoy views of the city
Kristen & Corey
Kristen & Corey
February 14, 2021
My favorite place to walk/run around the Colorado River, AKA LBJ Lake, AKA Town Lake. This is my daily meditation walk! Take your earbuds and listen to audio books or music and enjoy the giant oak trees, people and dog watching. Hop in the water on one of the many paddle-board or kayak stops. There…
Daniella
Daniella
February 10, 2021
Within a 5 minute bike or scooter ride you will reach Lady Bird Lake on the Colorado River. Go to soak up the sun, admire the view, bike, skateboard, paddleboard and much more!
Melissa
Melissa
January 23, 2021
A running/biking nature trail in downtown Austin with scenic views. The complete loop is 10 miles, but there are several bridges to shorten the distance. Rent a kayak or SUP to get out on the water!
Dana
Dana
October 13, 2019
You can go Kayaking or Paddleboarding on the lake and there is a running trail all the way around it that is awesome! I like the 4 mile loop.
Christina
Christina
January 9, 2021
Lady Bird Lake sits right at the base of the city of Austin! a must visit for anyone in the Austin area. With miles and miles of green space to explore, Lady Bird Lake trails receive many visitors every day for the beautiful natural setting right in the heart of the city. The trails offer some of…
Marc
Marc
August 2, 2019
This area is home to a scenic hike and bike trail as well as water activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and canoeing.
Julia
Julia
January 15, 2021
The trails around the lake are a great place to take a stroll and take in views of downtown.

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Places to stay nearby

SUPERHOST
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  2. 1 bed
Stay in the Birdhouse! East/Downtow
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire apartment
  2. 2 beds
Spacious, Private Master Suite in East Austin
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
“BEST PLACE TO STAY”
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  1. Entire condominium
  2. 3 beds
Top Floor Condo on Lady Bird Lake
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  1. Entire house
  2. 3 beds
Quaint & Charming Home in the Holly Neighborhood
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  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Premier Designer ACL Getaway
PLUS
  1. Entire loft
  2. 3 beds
Chic East Downtown Condo. Six Blocks to City Core. Pool.
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire house
  2. 3 beds
East Austin Outdoor Oasis with Hot Tub - 2 Blocks from Ladybird Lake
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire house
  2. 2 beds
Brand NEW Garage Apartment blocks from Downtown with Parking!
PLUS
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. 1 bed
Light-Filled Loft near Lady Bird Lake
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire condominium
  2. 1 bed
Stay in Hip East Austin next to Famous la Barbecue
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Relax in a Beautiful Room near the River in Holly
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  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Cheap private bedroom and private bathroom
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire loft
  2. 2 beds
Willow Street Studio
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. 1 bed
Eastside Private Studio
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Private room and bath best for 1-2 guest (A)

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