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Local Experiences in Austin

Local Experiences in Austin

Known for its live music scene, stellar restaurants, green spaces, and hippie culture, the quirky Texas capital is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Despite its expanding size, Austin maintains a welcoming small-town vibe. Here are some of the best ways to experience the local culture in Austin.

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  • Get a new view of downtown Austin during a stand-up paddleboarding lesson or small-group kayak tour on Lady Bird Lake.

  • Dive into East Austin’s street art scene with a walking tour and hands-on lesson from local artists.

  • Explore Austin's darker side on a running tour past haunted sites and Congress Avenue Bridge, home of the largest urban bat colony in North America.

  • Take advantage of Austin's stellar network of recreational trails and cycle past Lady Bird Lake, Longhorn Dam, and Govalle Park on a bike tour of Walnut Creek.

  • Hop aboard the Brunch Bus and treat your taste buds to local specialties like breakfast tacos, Czech kolaches, and chicken with waffles—all to the sounds of a live band.

  • Taste some of the city's famous BBQ and visit local wineries on a Winery Tour.

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Austin Food Tour by Bus with Live Band On Board
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Austin Food Tour by Bus with Live Band On Board

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Get a taste of Austin on a brunch tour to three local establishments. Traveling on a fun with live music performed by local musicians, travel to each location for your included breakfast tasting and beverage. Bring your appetite and expect to sample local specialties like breakfast tacos, Czech kolaches, and chicken and waffles.
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  • 3 hours
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Walnut Creek Bike Tour in Austin

Walnut Creek Bike Tour in Austin

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Experience two sides to Austin, covering both its urban downtown and its beautiful green spaces, during this 4-hour cycling trip. Cycle along shady paths, winding creeks and traffic-free trails during your trip, starting at Lady Bird Lake before continuing to Longhorn Dam and on to Govalle Park. Over the course of this laid-back ride, you’ll pedal around 20 miles in total, with plenty of breaks for sightseeing. A guide and all necessary equipment are included.
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  • 4 hours
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Graffiti Tour with Spray Painting Workshop in Austin

Graffiti Tour with Spray Painting Workshop in Austin

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Explore the underground graffiti scene and paint with a local graffiti artist! You’ll get beyond the gallery by walking along the railroad in the actual streets of East Austin, a thriving neighborhood with a mix of historic grit and an up-and-coming creative culture. Immerse yourself into the vibrant unsanctioned murals, constantly revolving tags, motivations, vandal etiquette, and techniques from the most prominent local vandals and muralists. Your guide will base the experience off of your interests, so be vocal about your curiosities! To top off your experience, YOU will learn the foundational techniques to leave your mark on Austin’s graffiti scene from an authentic graffiti writer as you spray paint a wall — with permission. During this portion of the experience, your host will demonstrate their craft by personalizing your very own “hi my name is” T-shirt! *t-shirt is provided* Tour is 90 minutes (roughly broken down into 2 - 45 minute portions).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle
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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

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Leave busy Austin for a half-day barbecue and wine tour in the Texas Hill Country. Your driver takes you to the outskirts of Austin to visit three different venues.
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  • 4 hours
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Horseback Adventures of Central Texas

Horseback Adventures of Central Texas

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We begin your adventure by fitting you with the helmet, saddle and your mount. A short lesson will ensure you are comfortable with you horse and off we go on your trail ride along the shores of Canyon Lake or the scenic trails at the ranch. Options can include swimming, lunch/snack and sailing.
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  • 2 hours
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Small-Group Haunted Bats and Ghosts 5k Running Tour from Austin

Small-Group Haunted Bats and Ghosts 5k Running Tour from Austin

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See a different side of Austin on this small-group running tour. Casually run about 3.1 miles (5km) around the city, exploring some of Austin’s most infamous haunted landmarks. Then, head to the Congress Ave Bridge to see the bats fly out from under it for the night’s hunt at dusk.
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