Places to See and Things to Do in Austin | Avis Rent a Car

Places to See and Things to Do in Austin

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Travel Tips and Attractions in Austin

If you are planning a trip to Austin, Texas, you are in for a treat. Whether you are visiting this vibrant city for the first time, or you’ve been here many times before, Austin can entertain just about anyone. Check out these travel tips to help make the most of your time in Austin.


Austin Sports and Recreation

Austin might not come to mind when thinking of America’s greatest sports cities, but there are plenty of activities for sports lovers to enjoy.

University of Texas Sports

The University of Texas has one of the most prestigious and notable college sports programs in the country. Depending on what season you find yourself in Austin, you can catch big-time college football, basketball, baseball and more. The college sports in Austin have all the energy and excitement you could want.

Outdoor Recreation

Austin offers a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities that will make your trip fun and exciting. Zilker Metropolitan Park offers everything from golf and volleyball to swimming and other water sports. Add a great network of walking and hiking trails, and you can fill your time in Austin with all the sports and recreation you can handle.


Day Trip Ideas near Austin

Planning a day trip is a great way to make the most of your time in Austin. Since the city and its attractions cover a lot of ground, getting a rental car for your day trip is a useful way to start. You can often find car rental deals to help stretch your travel budget, and with Avis, you know you’re getting the best price with our Best Rate Guarantee.

Historical Day Trips

Austin has a lot to offer for history buffs. From the State Capitol Building to the LBJ Presidential Library, you can take in the stories of some of America’s great historical figures. The Bullock Museum is another great attraction where you can learn the history of Texas with lively displays and engaging stories.

Nature Day Trips

Austin is an enjoyable place to visit for nature lovers. You can take a day trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and view the massive bat population of Austin later on in the day. That’s right, Austin is home to the largest urban bat population in the United States, and sunset tours are available in the city so you can view this unusual site.

You can wrap up any day trip to Austin with great food and live music. Austin is a music hotbed and can delight any musical taste. To make your evenings even more special, consider a luxury car rental to get to your evening destinations in style.

Austin offers so much to visitors. From great outdoor activities to a wide range of cultural pursuits, you can’t go wrong with a fun-filled trip to this dynamic city.