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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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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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 to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Southside Springs & Brews Bike Tour
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Southside Springs & Brews Bike Tour

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Spend a leisurely day exploring Austin the locals’ way, with bikes, brews, swimming and BBQ, during this 4-hour cycle trip through the city’s south side. Pedal a relaxed total of 11 miles during your trip, stopping by the city’s famous spring-fed Barton Spring Pool for a dip before continuing to a local spot for craft beer and tasty Texas-style BBQ. After lunch you’ll cycle back towards downtown along the promenade, where more brews and an outdoor patio await. A guide and all bike equipment are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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