This year marks a springtime like no other in the city of Austin and across the globe. Governor Greg Abbott has slowly relaxed statewide measures to breathe new life into the Texas economy, but social distancing standards are still highly recommended by Mayor Steve Adler and medical experts. So what is there to do around here in between Zoom meetings while we’re all still sheltering in place? Honestly -- plenty.
Here’s a foolproof, quarantine-approved guide to Austin’s essential activities during the glorious spring season. Make sure to plan ahead and double-check website listings for last-minute closures and changes in hours due to COVID-19.
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When it's time to get married, the planning phases can be enough to rip a couple apart. It's stressful, everybody has an opinion and there's quite a bit to organize. While you want to keep it together throughout the process of planning your wedding, you also want to make sure you choose the right place to get married.
Recently, Wallethub decides to compare over 180 cities in the U.S. to find the most convenient and least expensive wedding destinations in the country. After looking at 23 key indicators, Wallethub found the "Best Places to Get Married in the United States."
Austin, Texas came in at #11 on the list and for good reason. It's a great city with plenty to offer and here's why it made it onto the list.
Austin - 11th Best Place to Get...
Austin is one of Texas’s highlights being the city of music and more. The residents here have a lot to be proud of and aren’t afraid to share their Austin pride with the world. Along with being the live music capital of the world, the city is known for being unique with slogans like “Keep Austin Weird,” and having some amazing attractions such as the largest bat colony in the world.
Why do people find themselves so attracted to Austin and never wanting to leave after they get here? Alone...
Austin was founded in 1840 after Texas won its independence from Mexico. East Austin holds four major historic districts, each with its own charm and flavor.
One of the oldest neighborhoods is Willow-Spence. This district has homes that went up between 1900 and 1930. The homes feature the Craftsman or Bungalow architectural style but some are late Victorian. European immigrants including Armenian, German, and Italians originally settled this area.
Delwood Duplex Area
Another historic area is the Delwood...
The Texas Museum of Science and Technology (TXMOST) just opened on March 20th, 2015 and it is located in Cedar Park, Texas. This will be the first and only museum specially built for science and technology in Texas. You might be wondering, why the need of a museum for science and technology all of a sudden? Here’s why this museum has been opened.
Quality education is always the top priority of a nation to promote country development by producing talented students. However, without a proper facility for the students and visitors to gain knowledge, country’s ambition can hardly be achieved.
Austins’ Improv Comedy Show is the place to go on Congress Ave for improv theatre. All of the comedy is made up on the spot, along with the plays and sketches from short form to long form and everything in between. Every Thursday through Sunday, you can catch an improv show with some shows personally produced and other shows featuring independent groups that perform.
Their troupes, or groups of people from any theatre that work together independently to create their own style and show, are made of up improvisers that have taken classes and perform well together. Whether you want to check out a show in downtown Austin or learn improv, Austin’s Hideout...
One World Theatre has a musical lineup for the summer that will make many music fans happy. Several of the artists, including Jody Collins, Red Riding Hood, and Marcus Miller, represent a variety of genres due to their diverse backgrounds, so nearly every style of music will be represented throughout the summer. For those that enjoy more specific genres, check out what will be hot this summer at One World Theater.
The season will kick off on June 5th with the performance of London’s jazz band, Acoustic Alchemy. A few days later, founder of the band Cream, Ginger Baker, will perform, displaying his unique influence...
If you are looking for a trip to a museum that is much more than a museum, stop by the Harry Ransom Center. This research museum houses collections of art, film, photography, and more, most of which are available to the public for viewing.
In addition, traditional exhibitions are always on display in a rotating quarterly cycle. If you are going to take a trip to this museum, you might be wondering – what are you going to find or what can you expect?
History of the Exhibits
Austin’s top spot to learn about the story behind our Lone Star State, through educational experiences, is at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. There are a variety of exhibitions and programs to give guests the full experience offered at Bullock.
Located at 1800 Congress Avenue, it is open all week from 9am-5pm with a later start time on Sundays at noon. Whether you’re young or old, this is a great way to get involved in the history of Texas. Here is a look at what you’ll experience at the Bullock Museum.
One Of The Best Museums In Austin
Located in downtown Austin, the Bullock Texas State History Museum is the...
This historic facility was established in 1932, considered to be the oldest theatre company in Texas that has stayed in business consecutively. It is also one of the oldest theatre’s across the nation.
Ran as a non-profit organization, this theatre provides creativity in a way that is inspirational and entertaining. Currently there are over 300 employees of the Zach Theatre in Austin, which includes actors, musicians and designers.
Each year, Ausitn's Zach Theatre puts on a variety of plays and musicals. These performances are produced and managed by Dave Steakley and Elisbeth Challener. The facility is visited by a stunning 115,000 people, and 50,000...
This city is known for many things and art is one of them. The Austin art scene provides all types of museums, collections, exhibitions and more. Whether you want to see the newest creations or historic art, you can find it in Austin.
The Blanton Museum of Art: 200 East Martin Luther King Boulevard
This museum is at the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. It's one of the finest Austin art galleries and houses a large collection of more than 18,000 works. The Blanton features European paintings, Latin American art, contemporary American pieces and more.
If you want to visit...
The LBJ Presidential Library is one of 13 Presidential Libraries in the National Archives and Records Administration. Here you’ll find 45 million pages of documents regarding the career of Lyndon Baines Johnson and his associates.
The president wanted future generations to have the opportunity to learn about this period of history through the library made in his name. This is a "must see" Austin attraction that features unique exhibits like the interactive Vietnam War exhibit. Here you'll be able to hear telephone conversations of the president and to learn about legislation during this time.
Visiting the Library
The library has elevators for easy access, video presentations with closed captioned for the hearing impaired and even overnight...
Known as one of the premier hotels in the entire city of Austin, The Driskill hotel is full of intrigue. It was built in 1886 to provide a showplace for a cattle baron. Today, The Driskill is an Austin landmark and most-known for the amazing Texas hospitality provided within.
It's found on Sixth Street, right in the center of Downtown Austin, and provides all types of luxury and so much more than just a room to sleep in. It's found near the Texas State Capitol, plenty of fine dining, great shopping, the Sixth Street music scene and so much more.
Since The Driskill hotel was restored to the original beauty, it's often...