A vacation does not always mean leaving the city—especially in Austin. Lucky for us, our region is full of places that make staying in town a blast. From outdoor adventures to downtown staples, here is a list of spots to consider for your staycation.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
If you’re an Austinite, odds are you're already familiar with Alamo Drafthouse. However, if you have not made your way to Alamo, make sure to plan your next movie night here. Alamo Drafthouse offers a variety of films from the latest movie premieres to foreign language films to timeless classics. Besides the perfectly curated film lineups, Alamo offers an extensive food and drink menu perfect for a movie night out.
Been in Austin for a while and not gotten around to exploring the city? Austin Detours offers a wide range of tours from food, wine, and distillery tours to art, history, and music tours—and many more. There is a tour for everyone, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just pitch them your idea!
Austin Duck Adventures
Austin Duck Adventures' unique Hydra-Terra amphibious vehicles allow you to explore Austin via land and water. Tours begin in Downtown Austin and last 75 minutes. You'll see views of historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol, and Lake Austin. These tours are all they're quacked up to be!
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
End your night on a high note at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar. Located on Sixth Street in the heart of downtown, this piano bar has been entertaining locals and visitors since 1992. Entertainers take the stage on two pianos and perform crowd favorites from a variety of genres and eras.
Have young kids? Thinkery provides learning experiences through hands-on exhibits and programs. Focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, the experiences are designed to engage kids and parents alike.
Greater Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin region works. We serve as the voice of business for our member organizations and their employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.