See Also Dining in Austin
The three-acre spring-fed pool stays at 68 degrees year round. The drive from Thompson Conference Center is about 20 minutes.
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78746
Sixth Street and Warehouse Entertainment District
Popular, trendy areas of downtown Austin known for clubs and live music. Sixth Street is a 10-minute cab ride from Thompson Conference Center.
Congress Avenue Bats
Home to the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in the country. An estimated 1.5 million bats emerge from under the bridge at dust. Call the Bat Hotline on the day of your visit to determine the exact time of flight 512-416-5700 ext 3636. The bats can be viewed from the Congress Avenue Bridge.
Texas State Capitol
Built in 1886, the Texas State Capitol is the largest state capitol in the country.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
The story of Texas is told through films and exhibits; home to Austin’s only IMAX Theater. The museum is a quick 5-minute ride from Thompson Conference Center.
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
Book People has been Texas’ leading independent bookstore since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, Book People has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 15 years. The rest of the country has caught on too; Book People was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. With visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of the past 35 years, as well as by Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Book People is the destination bookstore in Texas.
Austin Duck Adventures
Take an amphibious tour of downtown Austin inside an unsinkable, US coast guard inspected, Hydra Terra vehicle. Austin Duck Adventure Tour is 75 minutes.
Hippie Church at Maria's Taco Xpress
Moonlighting as a spiritual haven, Maria's Taco Xpress is home to Hippie Church on Sundays from noon until 2pm. A South Austin take on gospel brunch, Hippie Church is naturally relaxed and supplemented by the outdoors, signature tacos, margaritas and beer. The music, performed by a rotating list of local acts, has gospel roots and offers hints of jam band influences. Go early. Grab a taco and a drink.
- Travel Channel
- Franklin Barbecue
- Bon Appetit.com
- Lonely Planet
- Fun Things To Do In Austin For Kids And Families
- Tim's informal list of Austin ideas
- List of (hopefully) useful Austin links from Rick Scott (shadowspar)
Last modified: 01/06/13 01:04 by Rick Scott (shadowspar)