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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

1. From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

Meet your guide in downtown Austin at the visitor center, then board your shuttle bus for the day and head out into the sprawling Texan countryside. The first stop of the day is Austin’s most famous BBQ joint, Salt Lick BBQ. At the BBQ, enjoy a tasting session of some of the very best meat and food that Texas has to offer, and soak up this friendly atmosphere. The tour does not include the cost of the tasting. It's recommended to budget $35 per person for your meal, however, you can bring your own alcohol to enjoy with your food. After the BBQ, you'll wind through the hills and stop at two different wineries so that you can sample delicious Texas wines - all while taking in those gorgeous hill country views.

Austin: Best of Austin Driving Tour with Local Guide

2. Austin: Best of Austin Driving Tour with Local Guide

Experience all that Austin has to offer on this 2-hour city overview. This 'bucket list' tour will take you to see major landmarks, lesser-known gems that only a local would know about, real neighborhoods, and of course, the food trucks! Ride in-style in an air-conditioned Mercedes Van, with many stops where you can get out, stretch your legs, and explore. Your local Austin guide will share with you stories about art, music, culture, food, history, parks, famous people, and much more. Discover secret spots, hear funny stories, and decipher local legends. Make new memories and laugh a ton as you learn why Austin is known for its motto, 'Keep Austin Weird'. Along with seeing all the top sites, get an opportunity to tour the State Capitol. Learn a little about Texas history and see the beautiful architecture throughout the Capitol. After your guided Capitol tour, head down to the Food Trucks to end your tour with a tasty treat.

Austin: Secret Food Tour

3. Austin: Secret Food Tour

Skip the tourist traps and get to know the real Austin foodie scene with a local guide, in this 3-hour tour of Austin. Make your trip to Austin memorable with this unique insight into its food culture.  Austin’s city slogan ‘Keep Austin Weird’ is a great way to describe the diverse range of delicious food that you will sample on this tour. Visit six unique stops in the historic city center. You will try dishes dating back to the Aztec days, and you will learn about the influence these traditional dishes have on modern Austin cuisine. You will also taste contemporary Austin dishes that have been influenced by cuisine from all over the world and that shape the modern flavors of this modern metropolis.

Austin: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

4. Austin: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the game is anything but — enter a series of elaborately designed rooms, you and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a prospector hunting for a lost cache of gold, a spy sent to recover a stolen painting, or a falsely accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. No matter your choice, keep your wits about you and focus; you’ve got one hour to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in the heart of Austin, so you can celebrate with a bite to eat.

From Austin: Half-Day Hill Country Wine Shuttle

5. From Austin: Half-Day Hill Country Wine Shuttle

Love wine but don’t want to pay high prices for a private wine tour? This is the one for you. Your wine shuttle will take you from downtown Austin into the Texas Hill Country for an afternoon of winding roads, beautiful views, and all the amazing wine you could ask for at 3 wineries. Meet your guide and group in downtown Austin and get ready to board the shuttle. Ride in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter van with a friendly local guide. Cruise through the scenic Texas Hill Country and stop at 3 different award-winning wineries for tastings. All reservations will be made on your behalf in advance. Just show up and have a good time tasting some of Texas' finest wines and food. Move at your own pace at each of the locations and rest assured that transportation is taken care of. Return to Austin.

Austin: Live Music Crawl

6. Austin: Live Music Crawl

Learn about Austin's incredible music scene on this fun night out with a local entertainer as your guide. Austin has over 270 live music venues, many of which are outside of downtown and tucked into hidden neighborhoods. Let your guide take you on a music adventure to find some of Austin's musical gems. Along the way, your guide will share with you Austin's live music history, get the latest scoop on the current music scene, and see iconic venues and new clubs, all while getting an overview of the city. This live music crawl is led by a local entertainer, making sure you have an expert to show you the way. Jam out to the best music on this 3-hour music experience, where you will visit 2-3 venues, and still be home by 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM.

Austin: 1.5-Hour Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour

7. Austin: 1.5-Hour Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Austin's tourist hotspots and get off the beaten track as you explore Lady Bird Lake on a bicycle tour. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way.  Meet your guide at the meeting point, receive your helmet and bike, and set out on your tour. Head down to the famous Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park area and learn about Austin's largest park and its significance. Then head towards the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and the Congress Avenue bridge. The itinerary includes sites like the old Mopac railroad bridge, Austin's newest library, the Pfluger pedestrian bridge, and of course the iconic boardwalk for perfect photo opportunities of the Austin skyline. Listen as your guide provides insider tips about life in Austin and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary.  

Austin: Romantic City Exploration Game

8. Austin: Romantic City Exploration Game

Download an app and start playing this city game full of challenges and puzzles you will need to solve. Enjoy an app-based game that is also designed to acquaint you with the city of Austin as it leads you to highlights such as Zilker Hillside Theatre, Philosopher’s Rock, Eliza Spring, and much more. Start your game and tour at Zilker Hillside Theater. Your experience will take around 1 hour to complete and is designed for you to explore the city at your own pace. Feel free to pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. Your experience will come to an end at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.

Dripping Springs: Olive Mill Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

9. Dripping Springs: Olive Mill Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

Discover the Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Company's mill and newly renovated bottling facility on a guided walking tour. Learn the ins and outs of what makes extra virgin olive oil unique and top off your tour with a unique extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting. Begin your tour with a guided visit of the company's charming mill and olive oil bottling facility and see where the magic happens. Learn about the process of making extra virgin olive oil from your guide, ensuring you'll enjoy olive oil even more when cooking at home. Continue the fun in the tasting room as you try award winning extra virgin olive oils and unique flavors of infused balsamic vinegars. Make sure to admire the sprawling olive trees from the patio — you're in for a treat.

Austin: Haunted City Exploration Game

10. Austin: Haunted City Exploration Game

The city game starts at Clearfield Lawn Care. It will take around 1 to 1.5 hours to complete but you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Moonshine Grill. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready to get spooked? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. It is recommended that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

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Great experience! Got lots of information on local popular sites, lots of history on Austin development and had lots of fun getting it! Get a tour from a local!!! Our guide Kandace was just a hoot!!!

Guide was very informative and also entertaining. Well worth the money.

Kelty was a great driver and guide, venues were cool and great food

Love it! Great group of people on the tour and Jax was so much fun!

My guide was the best. Very knowledgeable and a lot a fun