Austin is the state capital of Texas
#Explore the Attractions at the University of Texas at Austin
The State Capitol and Visitors Center:
Admission fee: Free, guided tours.
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:30-3:30 p.m.; Sun. noon-3:30 p.m.
The granite Texas statehouse stands as a testament to the history of the Lone Star State. The Texas Capitol is widely recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. On the first day we start our exploration from the Texas Capitol. The building impresses with its dimensions; at 308 feet tall, it ranks as the sixth tallest state capitol, taller even than the US Capitol in Washington, DC. We totally loved the place!! This place is very photogenic and a great place for family pictures. Good thing about Austin is that this place offers tour attractions to every age of people! After roaming in Texas state capitols, we headed downtown and grabbed a quick lunch at the food trucks near Downtown Austin. Local favorites include Venezuelan street food from Four Brothers at the Rainey Street Food Truck Lot, savory smoked meats from East Austin's Micklethwait or flavorful vegan fare from Arlo's at Cheer Up Charlies (online ordering and takeout available).
On day 2 we explore the Attractions at the University of Texas at Austin. They have several spots which have historic value and are good for taking pictures. An impressive tourist site at the university is the landmark UT Tower, infamous for the tragic shooting in 1966. With a height of 307 feet, the tower provides beautiful 360-degree views of the city of Austin; tours are self-guided and include information on the architecture and history of the structure. Harry Ransom Center is also a very historic place and this library houses famous pieces such as the Gutenberg Bible, Edgar Allen Poe’s desk, Albert Einstein’s unpublished notes, and original works by Frida Kahlo. We also visited nearby popular coffee shops and tae photos with morals.
Later we headed to Mount Bonnell which is one of the most popular destinations in Austin with the highest point in the city. It reaches 775 feet and provides views of downtown Austin and the 360 Bridge. It has been a popular sightseeing destination since the mid-19th century because it is across the Colorado River and is the perfect place to take photos of Austin's skyline.
Great weekend in Austin.