Wondering what you can do by foot in Austin, TX? Let's take a stroll together to find your NxTSTOP! There's a ton of outdoor activities you can do for free, as well as great food, drinks, and music to be had.
The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge: This bridge offers a great vantage point for observing the world's largest urban bat colony as they take flight at sunset.
The University of Texas at Austin: Take a stroll through the beautiful campus and visit landmarks such as the Main Building and the Texas Memorial Museum.
Zilker Park: This large park offers a variety of activities such as hiking, swimming, and kayaking. It also is the home of the Barton Springs Pool and the Zilker Botanical Garden.
Rainey Street: If you're hungry or looking for some tasty beverages in the afternoon, or evening Rainy Street is the place. Don't forget to check out the food truck park. You can also head right down to nearby river for a stroll along the hike and bike trail.
South Congress Ave (SoCo): On the other side of the river, there's also some fun eats and treats. This street is known for its vibrant street art, unique shops and restaurants, and live music venues. It's a perfect place to walk around and people watch.
Whatever adventures you choose, make sure to dress appropriately with some breathable travel clothing that's versatile enough for light physical activity while keeping you warm. Temperatures in Austin will hover around 60 or less in the daytime during the winter months. While that's not "cold" you'll definitely want a comfortable hoodie or light jacket for the nighttime.