Visit Austin, the Capital City of Texas!

Whether you are planning to visit Austin on business or pleasure, the capital city of Texas has plenty of outdoor activity, historical buildings and museums and of course your favorite Austin Bed and Breakfast! While you are in the city, check out these BBOnline suggested sites.

Town Lake Park

Lady Bird Lake
W. Riverside Drive
First Street Bridge
Austin, TX 78701

austin1.jpgPhoto from: Austin Parks

Town Lake Trails of Lady Bird Lake brings together the history of the area with hiking and biking trails for a day out in Austin that is all about nature! Whether you explore the trails on wheels or by foot, you will discover an abundance of verdant greenery along rambling paths edged by neighborhoods, the cityscape and playgrounds and ball fields. The hiking and biking trails extend along 10 miles through the Austin city limits and are visited by over a million people each year. Visitors may also rent canoes and paddle around the Colorado River.

LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78705

austin2.jpgPhoto from: Texas State

Take a walk through the life and presidency of our 36th POTUS at The LBJ Presidential Library and Museum! Located at the University of Texas in Austin, the library and museum cover more than 30 acres and include voice recordings and video recordings, photos and historical documents from his presidency. Visitors can also view a presidential limo as well as the handwritten comments on the words he spoke to the nation on November 22, 1963 after the assassination of President Kennedy.

The LBJ Presidential Library and Museum are open daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission is: adults $8; seniors $5; children ages 13 to 17, $3. Children under 13 and active military are FREE. There is also FREE admission to all on federal holidays including MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, LBJ's birthday (August 27th) and Veterans Day.

Texas State Capitol

Congress Avenue (between 11th & 14th Sts)
Austin, TX 78701

If you are planning a visit to Austin, you will not want to miss the opportunity to tour the Texas State Capitol. Located a short distance from the University of Texas and just off the Colorado River; the Texas Capitol commands the attention of passersby. The Renaissance style capitol building was finished in 1888. Although the Texas Capitol is quite old, it is not the oldest building in Texas, that honor belongs to the Texas Capitol Visitor's Center which was built in 1856!

Tours are available for all the historic buildings and monuments on the capitol grounds on Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm; on Saturday from 9:30am to 3:30pm and Sunday from Noon to 3:30pm. Tours generally last approximately 45 minutes. When you have finished, stop by The Capitol Gift shop and pick up a souvenir from your visit. The Texas Capitol and Visitor's Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday from Noon to 5pm.