Winter Activities in Austin

    Winter has arrived in Austin and with that comes cold weather and more rainy days. If you are looking for things to do around town, check out this list:

    Visit a Museum:

    Blanton Museum of Art
    200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Austin, TX 78712
    https://blantonmuseum.org/

    Housing nearly 18,000 works in either temporary exhibitions & permanent collection galleries, the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university museums in the US. If you are on a budget, every third Thursday is free admission.

    Harry Ransom Center
    300 W 21st St
    Austin, TX 78712
    https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/

    The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin in an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. The museum specializes in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the US, Latin America and Europe.

    Bullock Texas State History Museum
    1800 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701
    https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/

    Come see some of the 4,000 years of the most significant Texas artifacts at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and learn the Story of Texas.

    LBJ Presidential Library
    2313 Red River St
    Austin, TX 78712
    http://www.lbjlibrary.org/

    This library houses historical documents, photos and recordings from President Johnson’s career in the iconic 10-story building on the University of Texas campus.

    Check out a distillery, brewery or winery:

    Sill Austin Whiskey Co.
    440 E St Elmo Rd
    Austin, TX 78745
    https://stillaustin.com/

    Hosting distillery tours and tastings, this local whiskey distillery features spirits made by hand in Austin from ingredients provided by Texas farmers.

    The Infinite Monkey Theorem
    121 Pickle Rd #110
    Austin, TX 78704
    https://theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com/

    An urban winery that has a funky tasting room offering housemade reds, whites and roses.

    Austin Beerworks
    3001 Industrial Terrace
    Austin, TX 78758
    https://austinbeerworks.com/

    This brewery offers tours and tastings of it’s IPAs and ales. Check out their special and seasonal brews!

    Go hiking on warmer days:

    Barton Creek Greenbelt
    3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B
    Austin, TX 78704
    https://austinparks.org/barton-creek-greenbelt/

    This 7.3-mile trail along the Walnut Creek Greenbelt is filled with mountain biking trails, limestone bluffs for rock climbing and swimming spots (when it’s warm enough!).

    Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail
    Lady Bird Lake
    https://www.austintexas.gov/department/ann-and-roy-butler-hike-and-bike-trail

    Take a stroll along this lush, urban path along the water’s edge of Lady Bird Lake. This 10-mile trail is Austin’s most recognized and popular recreational area and provides great views of Austin!

    Indoor Activities:

    Austin Bouldering Project
    979 Springdale Rd #150
    Austin, TX 78702
    https://austinboulderingproject.com/

    Indoor rock climbing without ropes and harnesses on climbs ranging 13-17 ft. If you fall, the floor is a giant, squishy pad that will catch you. Bring your climbing shoes or rent on site!

    Pinballz
    Multiple locations
    https://www.pinballzarcade.com/

    Texas’ largest selection of classic pinball and video games combined with the best modern games and attractions, Pinballz is a great family destination! They have several locations and some with food & drinks.

    Playland Skate Center
    8822 McCann Dr
    Austin, TX 78757
    https://playlandskatecenter.net/

    Roller skate the day away at Playland Skate Center, Austin’s largest skating facility.

     

     

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