Surprising Ways to See Austin, Texas
Take a walk on the wild side of the Texan capital on these innovative tours | © Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo
Austin is a big city that lives loudly. There’s so much to see – and now you can experience it in a completely unique, original way. These handpicked tours and experiences show you the Texan capital in a new, dynamic light, taking a different route from the norm.
This is the city where beer, coffee and barbecues are a gold-standard combo, and where they produce great wine and exceptional olive oil. These tours take you to the heart of these experiences, whether you’re up to a bit of boogying down, or you’re trying to get in your steps while on vacay. Check out these surprising ways to see Austin.
ToursBrew and Que Tour in Austin
Following pickup from your hotel/accommodation (downtown only) or the Austin Visitors’ Center, sit back and enjoy the breeze in an open-air electric shuttle for this barbecue and beer tour!
ToursThe Brunch Bus: Austin Food Tour with Live Band On Board
Brunch. The one thing that can drag every sleepy (and possibly hungover) soul out of bed. Brunch is the best thing about the weekend, so it is our absolute delight to show-off the best of Austin’s brunch scene. Join Twisted Texas for visits to three Austin eateries for local specialties such as breakfast tacos, Czech kolaches, and chicken & waffles. All food is included and adds up to one very big brunch. Each stop is accompanied by a brunch adult beverage — on us!
And as if that’s not enough motivation to roll out of bed…we are bringing a live band along with us for the ride! Live music is the heart and soul of Austin, and we are happy to have local musicians jamming with us as we brunch.
This is an Austin food tour like it’s never been done before. So bring your squad, bring your appetites, and BYOB…let’s brunch!
ToursAustin's Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle
Searching for an affordable and fun way to get out to Salt Lick and Texas wineries? Look no further. This BBQ and Wine shuttle is great for solo travelers, couples, and small groups wanting to take a break from Austin for the best of the Hill Country.
ToursAustin in a Nutshell Bike Tour
Come see all that Austin has to offer! Our leisurely 10-mile Austin in a Nutshell Tour is the best way to see all of the notable landmarks in and around downtown, as well as the famous Lady Bird Lake Trail!
ToursTexas Olive Industry Orchard Tour in Dripping Springs
This tour is a short drive outside of Austin, Texas. Get an insider’s view of the growing olive oil industry right outside the bustling city. Topics include History of the Orchard, State of Texas Olive Industry, Farming Methods, Harvesting Practices, Milling Process, Extra Virgin Olive Oil 101 and Q&A.
ToursMagnolia Market at the Silos in Waco Day Trip from Austin
There’s a little something for everyone at Magnolia Market at the Silos. Shopping, games, the garden and even a bite to eat. The Market itself is staged and set up with one goal in mind: to inspire you to own the space you’re in.
Grab a bite to eat at the food trucks
Visit the Garden
Treat Yourself at the Silos Bakery Co.
Explore the Silo District via the Downtown Trolley
Our tour includes round-trip transportation between Downtown Austin to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco. You will have two hours of time to explore on your own and we will take you to a variety of locations that are affiliated with Chip and Joanna; the castle they are currently renovating, the Little Shop on Bosque, Magnolia House, Waco Suspension Bridge and last but not least the opportunity to take a selfie with a life size picture of Chip and Jo.
All of our tours are BYOB.
ToursAustin's Gem Bike Tour
Rest assured this adventure isn’t just about beer. That’s just the cherry on the top. We offer tons of fun, quirky facts and stories on this adult sight-seeing adventure. Located on the east side of Austin’s downtown, our highlights will include: The Capitol of Texas, Texas State Cemetery, and other unique destinations. It is a moderate-level bike ride. This ride does include a couple of hills, so be ready. But, fear not, there are three different breweries that will reward your riding efforts with cold brews. 🙂 At the end of the tour, you will leave happy, refreshed, and educated. Beers, bikes, helmets, and a knowledgeable guide are included in the price.
ToursAustin Live Music Crawl
Austin has over 270 live music venues, many of which are outside of downtown and tucked into neighborhoods. Skip cover bands and jam out to authentic music with us all over the city.
ToursAustin Historic Downtown 5K
Come run with us and explore the landmarks and historical markers that make up the capital city of Texas. Austin is a relic of the Old West, but the city has grown by leaps and bounds to become a beacon of technology and progressiveness in the South. You’ll visit Lady Bird Lake, the Capitol building, the Governor’s Mansion, Driskill Hotel, Congress Ave. Bat Bridge, Paramount Theater, Historic Bremond Block and various other historical sites and hidden gems. Also included: investigating Austin’s new tech industry, green initiatives, entertainment hotspots and cutting-edge architecture.