Quirkiest Things To Do in Austin

These tours will help you explore the wilder sides of Austin, Texas
These tours will help you explore the wilder sides of Austin, Texas | © Peter Tsai Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

If you’re looking for something memorable to do in the Texan capital, these unique experiences will leave you raring to create a new bucket list. These carefully curated, off-the-beaten-track tours and activities will take you into weird and wild Austin to eat, see and play.

“Keep Austin Weird” isn’t just a logo, it’s a point of pride for the capital of Texas, where they boast tacos for breakfast, piano duels and turtle races. Sometimes, everything can feel like it’s left-field. But for those who want a truly unique experience – we’re talking “citywide tour on the back seat of a biker’s fat-tired hog”-level unique – then you’ve come to the right place. Climb mountains or dive off them, enjoy a talk and a tipple, or see history take shape. There’s something for everyone here.



Descend into the cover of darkness in the iconic city of Austin, TX, with a nationally acclaimed storyteller. Your expert guide will keep your small group scared and entertained during this 90-minute walking tour with historical tales of murder, mystery and, of course, ghosts. In addition, you will explore the little-known nooks and crannies of Austin and visit popular attractions like the Driskill Hotel.



Learn about the bats in Austin on this 2.5-hour bat watching bike tour (2 hours on the bike). It’s the largest urban bat colony in the world! This tour takes place during the evening for a leisurely 8-mile ride (a few small hills) around Lady Bird Lake hike-n-bike trail, including Barton Springs, Zilker park, Butler park, the boardwalk and Pfluger bridge, with a stop to view the bats in flight from Congress Ave. bridge after sunset. It’s a great tour! APPROX. TOUR START TIMES- July 630pm, Aug. 615pm, Sept. 600pm. Price includes local sales tax. No booking fee, unlike the website.

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