Why go? Stroll the stunning Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Zilker Botanical Gardens, rent a canoe or kayak the tranquil waterways (including Lady Bird Lake), and cool off in the Barton Springs Pool. Or just bring a blanket, some Topo Chico and plenty of snacks for a leisurely picnic in the park.
The best things to do in Austin reflect the city's rapid expansion starting back in 2011: since then, the metropolis has stood out to Americans as boasting excellent quality of life levels—no doubt in part thanks to the world-renowned live music scene, delectable culinary stance (tacos! BBQ! Thai!) and downright cool culture. And if it's outdoor fun that you're looking for, expect to delight in the variety of hikes, gardens and parks (some of them even hidden!) that call the town home. It's no wonder that people aren't just visiting the Texas state capital, they're interested in putting down some roots here.
This is all to say: Austin is awesome and you should visit as soon as possible.