The Best Things to Do in Austin in Winter

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Here in Austin, we’re used to the strong Texas heat. It’s not often we have to deal with temperatures below 50 degrees (thank goodness), but when the temps do drop what is there to do?

Austin is filled with beautiful hills and parks, places to hike and soak in the Texas sun but when it’s in the 30s you better believe we aren’t trying to hang outside. Thankfully, there is still plenty of things to do in Austin in winter and now it’s your turn to take advantage of all the awesome activities!

The very first duckpin bowling alley, bar, bistro, and mechanical bull venue ever established has officially opened here in Austin! The venue has a 400 person capacity giving guests more than enough room to spread out during these times.

Additionally Bull & Bowl offers delicious food from the very talented chef featuring a weekend brunch from 11AM–3PM. Not to mention guests can enjoy FREE gaming all day on Sundays!

Between the mechanical bull, private karaoke rooms, billiard tables, skeeball, hoops, and other fun activities you are sure to have yourself a great time, even when it’s freezing outside!

🗓 MON–THUR | 4PM–2AM  
🗓 FRI | 2PM–2AM
📍 501 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

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2. Grab a Bowl of Ramen

Nothing beats a hot bowl of ramen on a cold winter day. The combinations are endless and Austin is home to some delicious ramen spots. From Ramen Tatsu-Ya to Jinya’s Ramen Bar and everywhere in between you are sure to find the perfect bowl to warm you up!

Below you can find a handful of our favorite spots:
Ramen Tatsu-Ya
JINYA Ramen Bar
Sazan Ramen
Michi Ramen  
Daruma Ramen 
Haru Ramen & Poke

3. Visit an Austin Museum

Austin hosts a large collection of museums around the city. Regardless of where your interests lie there is surely a museum in town you will enjoy. Check out our complete guide to Austin museums and plan your visit on the next cold, Austin day!

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4. Enjoy a Hot Cup of Joe

A steaming hot cup of coffee on a cold winter day is one of the best combinations in life. We are so thankful that Austin is home to hundreds of incredible coffee shops. Regardless of where you are located, you are sure to have a coffee shop within minutes of your home. Grab a cup to go or cozy up inside and bury your head in a book!

If you’re a coffee connoisseur, check out our guides to coffee shops in different areas of Austin!

South Lamar

Posh Picnic was created once COVID hit, it is a way to enjoy a unique picnic experience while keeping socially distanced. But then it got cold and the igloo picnic setup was born. This one-of-a-kind cozy picnic can seat up to eight people and features, pillows for sitting, table decor, and a full place setting for each guest!

If you are looking for more ways to experience  Austin this year, look no further. Check out our Austin City Guide page and start exploring today!

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Mason Yarbrough

Mason Yarbrough

Mason is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.