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Austin Sightseeing Journey

Travelers near and far flock to the warmer weather of places like Texas throughout the year. There are many cities and towns in Texas where you can spend your next vacation, but the capital city of Austin offers a wide array of activities, attractions, sightseeing, and more to fill your days with fun. Many of these locales are included in Austin sightseeing tour recommendations: you can create a driving tour that passes them by, or you can stop and experience what each place has to offer.

Day 1:

Greetings from Austin Mural

Sending postcards to loved ones back home is a thing of the past. Those cards had pictures of significant places and experiences in the locale they were sent from, or traditional “wish you were here” or “greetings from” the location. Send a digital “postcard” when you post a picture of you in front of the “Greeting From Austin” mural at 1720 S. 1st Street in Austin.

Austin Mural Tour by Pedicab

While you may think the “Greetings from Austin” mural is the only one to get a selfie at, you’d be wrong. Austin is full of murals and street art perfect for a photo op. The tour includes stops at the “Greetings from Austin” mural, as well as the “I Love You So Much” mural, “Willie for President” mural, and others.

Day 2:

The Driskill

Opened in 1886, the hotel was considered “One of the Finest Hotels in the Whole Country” by the Daily Statesman. The hotel was built for approximately $400,000 at the time, an equivalent of over $92 million today. The hotel boasts a variety of rooms, including suites, rooms, and handicap accessible accommodations that keep the vintage style and feel of the historic hotel.

6th Street

It’s the place to be! There’s almost nowhere else in the city that captures the slogan “Keep Austin Weird,” than the bustling, eclectic area. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and more. In fact, the Museum of the Weird is on the historic street. It houses many curiosities and oddities. The stop is often included on organized sightseeing tours of the city.

Haunted History Walking Tour

Like much of Texas, Austin has a storied history that consists of many battles and events that have left behind echoes and spirits of bygone eras. Take you on walking tour of the downtown historic areas of the city and fill you in on what made Austin what it is today. These tours are offered in the daytime, but when night falls, the spirits of the town coma alive. With this in mind, some tour companies offer a paranormal investigation where you can actively seek out the spirits for an encounter you won’t soon forget. Before making your plans, contact your company of choice and inquire about age or other restrictions. Some invite your pup along for the journey!

Day 3:

Treaty Oak

You may be wondering how an old oak tree is a landmark for your sightseeing journey. This particular tree is a 500+ year old tree that is the last marker of the boundary between Anglo and Native American territory. There were a total of 14 trees at one time, and they mark the area where Comanche and Tonkawa Native American tribes held meetings. The tree was poisoned in 1989 and after an effort to save the tree, it was fenced off by a chain fence.

Capitol

Austin is the capital city of Texas and is home to all the government buildings needed for maintaining everything that keeps the state running. The current capitol building was completed and dedicated in May of 1888. Visitors who have been to the U.S. capitol in Washington, DC, may feel like the Texas capitol building is bigger. In fact, the Texas capitol building is 14.64 feet taller than the U.S. capitol, as measured from the ground to the top of the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. capitol and from the ground to the tip of the Goddess of Liberty on the Texas capitol.

Explore the Sights and Fun of Austin

When you stay in a vacation rental in Austin provided by Renters Club, you’ll enjoy easy access to the many area attractions, shopping, dining, sights, and more to make your sightseeing trip fun and easy. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, all the way up to a seven-bedroom Austin vacation home for your larger group. Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in a spacious dining area. Afterward, spread out in an open living space. Enjoy a private balcony or patio or spend some time near the private pool of select units. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

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