Seven Things Everyone Should Do When They Come to Austin

Courtesy of Kathleen Stone

Austin is a huge city full of weird people, delicious food and great music. There are so many things to do in Austin but never enough time so I have compiled a list of some Austin MUSTS. Here are the seven best things to do while you are in Austin.

1)    Check out the live music scene

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World so one of the first things you should do in Austin is seek out some live music. Finding live music isn’t a difficult task either, just walk five minutes in any given direction and you’ll be there.

2)    Tour the Capitol Building

The Texas State Capitol Building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Texas and it is free to the public. The Capitol building is also one of only a handful of capitol buildings taller than the one in Washington D.C. After all, everything is bigger in Texas.

3)    Take a selfie with some street art

Whether it’s the “I Love You So Much” wall or the “Willie for President” mural, you will definitely come across some amazing street art in Austin. Take some pictures to show your friends back home. Pro tip: the street area around the city makes for a great Instagram aesthetic.

4)    Learn something new at the Bullock Texas State History Museum

Learn about Texas’s long and interesting history at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Located only a few blocks away from the Capitol Building, this museum contains “the Story of Texas.”

5)    Climb Mount Bonnell

At 775 feet, Mount Bonnell is the highest point in Austin, Texas. The short hike to the top is great for beginners and the magnificent views of the rolling hill country below are worth every step.

6)    Try some street eats at the local food trucks

Some of the best cuisine in Austin can be found at any of the dozens of food trucks parked around the city. With food trucks, you can find any type of food imaginable whether you’re in the mood for Thai or some good old-fashioned barbecue, you won’t be going hungry in this city.

7)    Rent a kayak from The Rowing Dock

Want to escape to the great outdoors? Rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard and go rowing along the Colorado River. Because the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) will be happening at the same time, you might be able to hear some music from the river.

Now that you’ve got the incentive, come on down to Austin for the 2018 PRSSA National Conference, The Art of PR.

Kathleen Stone is a public relations student at Texas State University anticipating graduation in December 2018. She has been a member of PRSSA since her freshman year She is currently the secretary for the Texas State University PRSSA Chapter.In her sophomore year, Stone worked as the community relations coordinator for the campus radio station, KTSW 89.9. She is also an account assistant at Bobcat Promotions, a student led public relations firm at Texas State. Stone loves traveling and has been all over the United States, as well as several foreign countries. In the summer of 2017, Stone studied abroad in London and Rome with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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