One of Austin’s most distinguishing features is the stretch of water that cuts through downtown and goes by three different names: Lady Bird Lake, Town Lake and the Colorado River. Besides being a pretty place to jog or bike around, it’s also great spot to take in the sights aboard one of the Lone Star Riverboat Cruises. They have a sunset bat watching cruise on one of their smaller boats, along with an afternoon sightseeing cruise and a Friday night moonlight cruise, both on their signature boat named The Lone Star. The cherry on top? All the tours are BYOB.
Whether you’ve just moved here or you love being a tourist in your own town, one of the best things to do in Austin is to experience a handful of Austin tours. From helicopter tours and boat tours to brewery tours at Austin’s best breweries, you’ll be able to visit some of the city’s most popular sites—or partake in one of the capital’s under-the-radar experiences. Either way, you’re sure to learn a little bit more about Austin—and have a seriously good time along the way.