Austin Attractions

While you are at your Austin bed and breakfast enjoying a relaxing vacation, don't forget to take in some of the sights and attractions of this great city. There is something for everyone here, from history buffs to amateur golfers. Here are few activities to do while staying at an Austin inn.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

2313 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 721-0200
http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu

If you want to view over 40 million pages of historical documents about the LBJ presidency and events during it, then The LBJ Library and Museum has to be a point of interest while staying at your Austin B&B. This is one of the presidential libraries administered by the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration). Besides the historical documents, you can attend special events such as listening to famous authors, television personalities, or historians.

Elisabet Ney Museum

304 East 44th Street
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 458-2255
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney/html/main.html

A well known European sculptor, Ney built a studio in the Hyde Park section of Austin in 1892. Here, she created life-sized sculptors of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin that are now located in the capitol buildings. Visitors get to see what early Texas living was like and the people who lived during this era. Several of Ney's work are preserved here like Christ Resurrected, Jacob Grimm, and Lady Marian Alford.

Riverside Golf Course

1020 Grove Boulevard
Austin, TX 78741
Phone: (512) 386-7077
http://www.riverside-gc.com

So your significant other is shopping downtown, and you are thinking to yourself, "boy, what I wouldn't give to be hitting a few golf balls right about now!" Well, here's your chance. Just 5 minutes away from downtown Austin, this course is close enough for you to play a few rounds and still have time to make your dinner reservations. Take pleasure in the fact that this is the same place that golf legends Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw got their training at.

Austin Overtures

209 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX
(512) 659-9478
http://www.austinovertures.com

Got 90 minutes? Then call Austin Overtures and schedule a tour of the city. Board the big fuchsia van and sit back, relax and listen to the satellite activated narrator tell you all the points of interest. You can even reserve your space online.