At the upcoming conference, there will be a ton of great educational sessions. But what can you do in Austin after you are done with the sessions? Here are five options for you to consider.
See The Famous Bat Bridge
Visit Congress Avenue Bridge where over a million bats live in Austin. The bats emerge at dusk and create an amazing show for viewers.
Learn The Story Of Texas
Learn the story of Texas at The Bullock Texas State History Museum. The museum is located at 1800 North Congress Avenue, a few block from the Texas State Capital. The museum is open Monday – Saturday, 9AM – 5PM, and Sunday Noon – 5PM. https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/
Be President For The Day
LBJ Presidential Library, is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. See a replica of the oval office and check out LBJ’s Presidential Limousine. There are also exhibits on civil rights and LBJ’s transition to power. The library is open daily 9AM – 5PM. http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
Take A Hike
Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in the heart of Austin is a 10-mile trail with outdoor recreation, natural environment and a vibrant mix of people.
Visit Austin’s Most Historic Building
The Texas State Capital, located in downtown Austin, houses the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Governor of Texas. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E Myers, the capital was constructed from 1882 – 1888. A $75 million underground extension was completed in 1992. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Tours are available Monday-Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Saturday, 9:30AM – 3:30PM, and Sunday 12PM – 3:30PM. https://tspb.texas.gov/plan/tours/tours.html