They say everything’s bigger in Texas and that’s the damn truth when it comes to the Texas State Capitol. Once the seventh largest building in the world, it remains one of the few state capitol buildings taller than the U.S. Capitol. The magnificent rooms of this grand building hold some fascinating history, architectural delights and even a ghost story or two. For the complete experience of Austin’s crown jewel, we recommend taking one of the (completely free!) 30 to 45 minute tours. And before you head out, don’t forget to enjoy a stroll around the beautiful 22-acre grounds.
Don't just stop at Sixth Street when making your way through the best things to do in Austin. The thriving neighborhood is chock full of some of Austin's best restaurants and top rooftop bars, but it also has a rich history and plenty of cultural attractions. If you find yourself in the downtown district, fill your day by paying a visit to one or more of these spots. From the best museums in Austin to downtown and historic sites to unique, local hangouts, there’s something for everyone right here in the city’s center.