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26+ A-Z Activities in Austin: Never Get Bored Again

  • October 28, 2022
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Looking for something to do? Promise you won’t be bored with these awesome A-Z Activities in Austin! Treat it as a bucket list, have a blast, and check off once you’ve experienced the fun!

How many have you already done and will you get to check off the complete list? Would you have picked different activities? Let us know in our Facebook Group.

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Austin Pets Alive!

A - E Activities in Austin

We love that A gives us multiple (a)nimal-friendly activities to experience!

In case you’re in the market for a new pup and unsure about your decision, you can always volunteer at Austin Pets Alive! It’s a great activity that’ll help you finalize your decision and everyone will greatly appreciate you. Ready for the full-time commitment? You can adopt! Trust us, once you step foot in the loving environment, you’ll want to take them all home with you!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 12:00pm–6:00pm


📍 1156 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703

Austin Zoo

Although the Austin Zoo might be tiny in comparison to others, it’s mighty with all the amazing work they are doing. Their mission is to help animals that are in need “through rescue, conversation, and education.” There are always opportunities to be interactive with the animals and they’re the most active in the mornings. Enjoy some breakfast and make your way to the Austin Zoo, it’s been a unique date idea!

Hours & Location

Mon-Thurs | 9:30am–5:00pm
Fri-Sun | 9:30am–6:00pm


📍 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736

Austin Aquarium

Keeping it with the animal theme, there’s always extra room to experience the Austin Aquarium. Not only will you find awesome info about sea life but also get an interactive experience with parrots and lemurs too! The aquarium is perfect for a unique date night and it’s a great kid-friendly opportunity.

Pro Tip: You can always purchase yummy snacks like hot dogs, pizza, and cotton candy if you get hungry. Plus! They have mermaids, face painting, and so much more on weekends!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 10:00am–8:00pm


📍 13530 US-183 #101, Austin, TX 78750

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Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In

Up next in our A-Z Activities in Austin is the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In! We absolutely love this spot because it’s literally perfect for ANY occasion. Whether you’re looking to have a family night out or treating your loved one to a date night, you’re sure to have a great time! Take in the views (Downtown Austin location equals breathtaking!) and enjoy the fresh air.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to arrive early to ensure a great spot and fresh popcorn!

Hours & Location

Check website for movie times.

📍 Multiple locations

Congress Avenue Bridge

At Congress Avenue Bridge you can do multiple activities!

  • Get runway-ready as you take a stroll to get your steps in for Hot Girl Summer.
  • Enjoy a scooter ride with your friends or partner.
  • Watch the bats!
  • Have a breathtaking photoshoot.
  • The possibilities are endless!
Hours & Location

Open 24hrs


📍 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

(The) Domain

Shopping is our favorite type of cardio. Lucky for us we’ve got the gorgeous Domain to have us regretting our spending habits. Not only can you do some wallet damage with shopping but you can find unique eats, playgrounds, and a dog park too! Make your way out there for a “treat-yo-self” moment. You deserve it!

Hours & Location

Mon-Thurs | 11:00am–8:00pm
Fri & Sat | 10:00am–9:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm


📍 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78758

More Domain Fun!

Since you’re already shopping and exploring at The Domain, check out our super helpful guides for an even greater day! You’ll want to stop at our fave stores and if you’ve got the kids with you, let them run wild at these cute playgrounds.

Play Dates Abound! Kid-Friendly Spots at the Domain

Top 7 Boutiques in The Domain We Are Obsessed With

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📷 East Austin Hotel

East Austin Hotel

In case you’re new to Texas, it’s Summertime about 80% of the year. This means it’s always a great idea for a staycation or pool day! The vibes at the East Austin Hotel will make you want to move in permanently, if only.

Not ready for a staycation but interested in a daycation instead? Grab a pool pass today! Tickets are $40 and include free parking and wifi access. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some poolside cocktails and bites! View the yummy menu HERE. Cheers to Citrus Ceviche and Passion Fruit Palomas!

Hours & Location

The hotel is open 24hrs.

Pool Hours:
Sun-Thurs | 12:00pm–8:00pm
Fri & Sat | 12:00pm–10:00pm


📍 1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Float On

It’s always boat season in Austin and one of our favorite places to rent from has got to be Float On. It’s such a great activity to do with friends, family, and co-workers alike. Float On offers boat tours in both Lake Austin and Lake Travis. You can make amazing, fun memories in a small intimate setting or with a larger group of up to 16 people.

Hours & Location


Sometimes all you need is a little hike to help clear your mind. It’s great for your health both physically and mentally. Barton Creek Greenbelt will help you enjoy nature and escape from the hustle & bustle of city life. Get your steps in, practice mindful meditation, and don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated. Make sure to apply that sunblock too!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 5:00am–10:00pm

📍 3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704

The Best Hiking Spots in Austin

In need of more spots for an amazing hike? These are some of the best spots in Austin perfect to get those steps in!

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📷 Hotel Vegas

Hotel Vegas

Austin is known by many as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” At Hotel Vegas, not only can you catch amazing live performances and DJs almost every day but you can also sip on cocktails or enjoy a satisfying brunch. It’s honestly one of our fave things to do in ATX. The fun times go down in the heart of East 6th street, the arts, and entertainment district.

Pro Tip: The patio entrance is located on Onion street. (Side entrance) Also, while you’re there don’t forget to grab some tasty bites like the Vegas Beyond Burger or jumbo Hot Burrito!

Hours & Location

Mon | 7:30pm–11:00pm
Tues| 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wed | 5:00pm–12:00am
Thurs & Fri | 5:00pm–2:00am
Sat | 3:00pm–2:00am
Sun | 12:00pm–10:00pm

📍 1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Indian Springs Ranch

Interacting with friendly animals has got to be one of our favorite things to do and thanks to Indian Springs Ranch, you too can have an amazing experience! The exotic animal ranch is family-owned and home to loads of buddies like Clyde the Camel. Hurry and book your private tour, party, or photoshoot session today!

Hours & Location

Check website for events/hours.

📍 403 Elm View Way, Manchaca, TX 78652

Jester King - Brewery, Kitchen, Farm & Event Hall

If you ever find yourself thinking, “there’s nothing to do in Austin,” please think again! At Jester King Brewery there are literally sooo many things you can do in just one location.

  • If you’re feeling stuck, annoyed, and in need of a new space, you can book a staycation! Jester King offers cute lodges or you can always pitch a tent at the campground!
  • Tired of the same takeout? Not in the mood to clean up your messy kitchen after cooking? Grab some yummy food and good brews from their kitchen.
  • Want to explore the beautiful Jester King grounds? Enjoy a hike, take a Goat Tour, or join the Thursday Run Club!
  • Looking for some unique, local goodies? You can do shopping on their grounds too! (They also host multiple markets throughout the month.)
  • Plus, loads more!
Hours & Location

Wed-Fri | 2:00pm–9:00pm
Sat | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sun | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736

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📷 Kinda Tropical

Kinda Tropical

Are you still convinced there’s nothing to do in Austin? We’re at the letter K in our a-z activities in Austin and we want you to know that there’s always a good time to be had at Kinda Tropical! It’s such a chill spot that offers food from am to pm and has a full bar! At Kinda Tropical you can get together with friends for coffee or enjoy a solo mission as you get some work done. We recommend the Mango Margarita with the Fried Chicken Sandwich, the combination is Top-Notch!

Did we mention that they also host multiple events like markets throughout the month? Keep track of the events here!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 11:00am–12:00am

📍 3501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

L - P Activities in Austin

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📷 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and plan a visit to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Connect with nature, explore, learn, and take in the beautiful scenery. Plus, you’ll get to take amazing photos for your Instagram feed too. We’ll never get tired of the beautiful gardens and the yummy snacks available at the Wildflower Café!

Pro Tip: Check out the calendar often because there’s always something fun going on. We’re totally excited about the Field of Light!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

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Lake Austin

Fun Things to Do on Lake Austin

There are literally sooo many things you can do at Lake Austin. Watch a sunset with someone special, rent a boat with your crew, or have an amazing photoshoot. Check out our blog for all the other fun activities that can be had.

Moody Center

The newest multipurpose arena in the Live Music Capital of the World, the Moody Center is sure to help you make tons of long-lasting memories. You’ll watch your favorite artists here, enjoy family outings like Disney on Ice or Monster Truck Jam and so much more. Make sure to keep track of the Upcoming Events because you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Hours & Location

View website for hours/concert times.

📍 2001 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

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📷 @neighborsatx

Neighbors Dog Park

Our a-z activities in Austin guide had to include fun stuff for everyone to enjoy, including our furry pals too! This is why we included the Neighbors Dog Park. Grab a delicious cup of coffee from tenfold, snack on some tasty treats, and watch your doggy have some fun! Day pass or membership, it’s up to you! No pup? No problem! Anyone is welcome to hang out and purchase some coffee.

Hours & Location

Mon-Fri | 7:00am–9:00pm
Sat & Sun | 8:00am–9:00pm

📍 5609 S Congress Ave #220, Austin, TX 78745

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📷 The Oasis on Lake Travis

the Oasis on Lake Travis

Order a refreshing margarita and grab a seat. It’s time you enjoy the beautiful and breathtaking views that The Oasis on Lake Travis has to offer. Whether you decide to visit on your own or pay a visit with a loved one, the scenery is sure to make you fall in love all over again. With Austin, with the moment, with yourself, or with your special someone. Visit today if you haven’t already.

Hours & Location

Mon-Fri | 11:30am–9:00pm
Sat | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sun | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732

Pease District Park

We’d figure we would give you options for the letter P in our a-z activities in Austin! Pease District Park is enjoyable while on a solo mission or with a group. Grab a few snacks, bring your favorite book, and enjoy a nice but peaceful day out alone. Looking to spend the day with people you love instead? Bring the whole gang and explore the awesome treehouse and run around in the playground. Pack a picnic because we know everyone will love it!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 5:00am–10:00pm

📍 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703

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📍Pavement - Modern & Recycled Clothing

Best Resale Shops in Austin with Fabulous Finds

Outdoors not your thing? No worries! How about a little shopping instead? Make your way to the iconic pavement for some statement pieces, grab them while they’re hot, and don’t worry about making a dent in your wallet. We’d worry if you decided to visit all of our fave shops but then again, “you only live once!”

Q2 Stadium

Catching an Austin FC game at the Q2 stadium is sure to get you pumped, and excited. Plus, it’ll get your adrenaline going! Trust us when we say that you’ll fall in love with the intensity of the team and fans alike. Watching a game at the Q2 stadium is perfect for family-friendly outings, hanging out with friends, and even a unique date night. We also appreciate that Q2 offers loads of local and delicious food options.

Hours & Location

Hours depend on event

📍 10414 Mc Kalla Pl, Austin, TX 78758

Rowing Dock

We really enjoy water activities in ATX which is why we think Rowing Dock is a great activity! It’s the perfect way to be one with nature, enjoy the open water, and stay cool during the Texas heat. Grab your friends and family because you’ll want to explore Lady Bird Lake on Stand Up Paddleboards and Pedal Kayaks just like we did!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 7:00am–9:00pm

📍 2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746

Revival Coffee

Would you rather take it chill and skip the outdoor activities? How about grabbing coffee alone to get some work done or with friends to catch up at a cute Instragrammable coffee spot? We adore Revival Coffee because it’s pink, cute, and lets us get the job done after a few sips. Check out our blog to explore all the Austin coffee shops possibilities!

Hours & Location

Hours vary by location, visit website.

📍 2058 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

📍5501 N Lamar Blvd a101, Austin, TX 78751

Tiny Tats ATX

An activity you’ll remember for the rest of your life can be had at Tiny Tats ATX! In case you’re feeling bold, powerful, and spontaneous we know you’ll be in great hands here. Whether you’re prepared to make this a solo mission or make it a memorable one with friends or family, the outcome will be extremely dope!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 11:00am–6:00pm

📍 104 E 31st St Unit B, Austin, TX 78705

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📷 UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Explore the 50+ beautiful sculptures and peaceful grounds at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. This particular activity can be enjoyed alone, with pals, or with a significant other. Walk through nature, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the sunlight, and soak in the artistic works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf. It’s a great way to gather inspiration, meditate, and take advantage of the great photo ops!

Hours & Location

Tues-Fri | 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat-Sun | 11:00am–4:00pm

📍 605 Azie Morton Rd, Austin, TX 78704

V - Z Activities in Austin

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📷 Viva Day Spa Domain

Viva Day Spa

Viva Day Spa has got to be one of our favorite activities that we’ve included in the a – z activities in Austin list! It’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and enjoy a relaxing self-care day. There are multiple locations around the city, so this indulgent treat is available for everyone in the city! Both men and women can pamper themselves with amazing spa treatments like a Deep Tissue Massage or a HydraFacial. Book a treatment or two today. Trust us, you deserve it!

Hours & Location

Mon-Sun | 9:00am–9:00pm

📍 Multiple Locations

Waterloo Greenway

Soon Waterloo Greenway will become the next big thing in Austin and we can’t wait. For now, we can all enjoy the beautiful space in phases with awesome free events or concerts until we get the grand finished product!

Make sure you keep up to date with their events schedule here, because you don’t want to miss out on the weekly workouts or colorful and vibrant events like Rainbow on the Creek!

Hours & Location

Hours vary by event.

📍 1111 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

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Xtreme Paintball

We’ve heard that Xtreme Paintball is loads of fun in a group setting. This activity would be perfect for birthday parties or as part of your Bachelor’s weekend! It gives you the chance to get a little competitive with your buds and gets the adrenaline going! In case you’re really into the need for speed and don’t mind the goosebumps, check out these other Extreme activities in Austin!

Hours & Location

Session Arrival Times:
Weekdays by reservations (10 or more players)
Sat & Sun | 9:00am

Summer Session Times:


📍 7415 Burleson Manor Rd, Manor, TX 78653

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📷 YTX Austin

YTX Yoga

An “all-in-one yoga studio located in downtown Austin” is the amazing YTX Yoga! This is the perfect activity if you’re focusing on calming your mind and getting a sweaty workout in. Although many believe yoga is not a workout, YTX will guarantee you work up a sweat thanks to YoStrong!

Not only do they offer in-class sessions but online too! Plus, they regularly offer free outdoor community workouts with live music.

If you have never been before and decide to sign up for classes, you qualify for an amazing deal! Get ready for that lavender-soaked towel after every session. Talk about luxury!

Hours & Location

Mon-Fri | 6:30am–9:00pm
Sat | 9:00am–2:00pm
Sun | 9:00am–4:00pm



📍 206 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

Zilker Botanical Garden

We’ve reached the last letter of our A – Z Activities in Austin and we’d recommend paying a visit to the gorgeous Zilker Botanical Garden. Explore the beauty this jewel has to offer like the Trail of Passages, the Butterfly Trail, or the Cactus & Succulent Garden. Just for a moment, you’re focused on the scenic views and less on the busy city life. Explore with pals or alone but definitely make sure to grab photos!

Interested in the fun events being hosted at the Zilker Botanical Garden? You can view events like Music in the Garden here!

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to stop by Pretty Cute Coffee for an Instagrammable but refreshing pick-me-up!

Hours & Location

Fri-Wed | 9:00am–6:00pm
Thurs | 9:00am–8:00pm

📍 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

The Best Places to Enjoy A Picnic in Austin

Picnics are always a great idea and one of our favorite spots is Zilker Metropolitan Park. Plus, you don’t really have to break the bank for this activity. Unless you absolutely want to!

Check out some of our fave spots to enjoy a picnic around Austin. Whether you decide to enjoy an afternoon with friends or plan a romantic spread for two, we know you’ll have a great time.

P.S. You can definitely plan a picnic for one too! We’ve done it!

Before You Go!

Don’t forget to save or bookmark this guide and check back to see which A-Z Activities in Austin have been uploaded. Stay Tunned for New Releases!

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Austin check out the UNATION website. There’s something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Austin adventures, be sure to follow us on InstagramTwitterTikTok, and Facebook!

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