Places to Visit this Winter in Austin, Texas
While it may not be as cold as other parts of the country, winter has descended upon the city of Austin. Every corner we turn, we are reminded of the festivities and the joyful Christmas season. And what better way to enjoy the season than visiting places with our friends and family? This guide has a mix of both indoor and outdoor options, should the weather choose to turn from sunny to glum in an instant.
What better way to enjoy the beauty that is Austin than from the highest point in the city? The sightseeing spot was named after the reporter who mapped it, George Bonnell. It is the place to go to make memories with your loved ones. We recommend carrying your camera for this one. The stunning views from the summit are simply to die for.
The Austin-Laguna Gloria/ Mayfield Park
For those looking for an indoor option and who are lovers of art, an option that comes highly recommended is the Laguna Gloria site of Austin. Once you step insider the lakeside villa in Tarrytown, you will be instantly drawn in by the breathtaking indoor exhibitions and beautiful set-up.
Texas Memorial Museum
Set up by the University of Texas in the 1930s, the Texas Memorial Museum is the place to be for history and science lovers. The museum is known for its extensive detailing of the State’s history. It also holds millions of specimens, including fossil animals, dinosaurs, wildlife specimens, gems, and minerals.
LBJ Presidential Library
While you are at the University of Texas, stroll over to the eastern side and visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential (LBJ) Library. It stands out with its windowless exterior and monolithic scale. When inside, ask for the great hall that features four stories of archived books behind glass. It is bound to take your breath away.
The Texas State Capitol
Architecture lovers should meet at the steps of the State Capitol building. The building is considered one of the most beautiful capital buildings in the country. The Texas State Capitol has unique architectural details, a rich history, frequent events that you can indulge in, and fun acoustics that one would never have thought of.
The Christmas season is not complete without a film or two. While you might have a tradition as a family to watch a Christmas movie in the den, change it up this season by visiting the Paramount Theatre. The destination is known by locals for its loving historic interior, ample space and exceptional live performances. Visit and enjoy a winter classic.
Located in the heart of the city, we have an iconic Austin landmark, the Driskill hotel. It was erected by a cattle baron in the 19th century and is rated as the finest hotel in the city. During your visit there, you might meet a few politicians, actors and socialites.
Book a room for two and enjoy five-star services with your partner.