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

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.

ToursAustin Food Truck & Biker Gang Ride
From $70 per person
2 hours
5 (2)
Did you know that Austin is home to some of the best food trucks in the world? Have a blast seeing the sights on our e-bikes with a quick stop at one of Austin's most iconic food truck trailer parks. Don’t worry, you’ll still get to ride around the city and see the sights too! It’s the best of both worlds, a tour AND food!
ToursHaunted Austin Walking History Tour
From $26 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
4.7 (31)
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.

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ActivitiesKeep Austin Weird Scavenger Hunt
From $30 per person
2 hours
5 (2)
Get ready to conquer Austin, completing wacky missions all over town while learning about this unique city's best kept secrets, quirks, conversation pieces, local secrets, points of interest, fun facts, history, art, culture and more! Expect belly laughs, priceless memories, and hilarious stories with the photos to prove it! The only way to explore a new city is this truly rich experience that throws you into the middle of the scene. Great for curious locals as well! A terrific team-building experience for groups of all kinds and sizes. Or let our adventure architect team customize an unforgettable adventure just for you!
ToursBirdie Wine Tour in Fredericksburg
From $275 per person
5 (1)
Come enjoy what the Fredericksburg wine region has to offer with this guided wine tour package. The hill country boasts over 60 wineries with more being built each year. This tour is perfect for couples, groups, bachelorette parties and wine enthusiasts.
ToursCongress Avenue Bats Bike Tour
From $80 per person
2 hours 30 minutes
5 (3)
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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