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Austin: Weird and Haunted History Walking Tour

1. Austin: Weird and Haunted History Walking Tour

On this ghost tour you will visit haunted locations such as The Omni Hotel, the William Sidney Porter House, and the Museum of the Weird, among countless oddball restaurants and vintage shops.  Austin has a unique way of encouraging eccentric behavior with its infamous element of the weird. The history of the capital of Texas offers shocking stories of forbidden lovers, heartbreaking suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents.  Some of the ghosts you may encounter on this historic ghost tour are playful and harmless, but others are quite wicked and have committed some horrific crimes in their lifetimes. Stroll through hotspots in the "City of Bats" on this ghost tour and explore the dark side of the city's charming downtown streets. You’ll not only visit the most haunted places in town, but also discover the history that lives on in each building.  Keep your cameras ready because some pretty spooky footage has been captured on some of these expeditions. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the suicide brides roaming around the Driskill, or witness the legendary "Man with the Cigar" who thoughtfully paces around the Paramount Theatre.  Loads of tall tales will skim the surface of Austin’s history, but you will also hear true stories that have been thoroughly fact-checked and researched.

Austin: Panoramic City Center Tour with Stops

2. Austin: Panoramic City Center Tour with Stops

With an Austinite as your driver and guide, explore everything from Austin’s towering downtown buildings to its historic architecture, murals, and nature. Enjoy GPS audio narration and stops along the way to fully experience the city’s iconic spots. Put on your sanitized single-use headsets and listen to a GPS-powered audio tour featuring real-time entertaining conversations about the sights you see along the drive, conveniently available in both English and Spanish. For your first stop, visit the James D. Pfluger Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge that arches over Lady Bird Lake. Get out and stroll along part of the bridge, taking in breathtaking views of the water and the city skyline. Learn about Lady Bird Lake’s ecosystem and lesser-known facts about Austin from your guide as you look over the city. Along the way, expect to find out more about gorgeous architecture—and entertaining historical anecdotes—including The Driskill Hotel, the University of Texas campus, and the new development happening downtown. Get plenty of 360-degree views from the comfort of your seat, making it that much easier to see all the special details that line the city streets. Catch glimpses of murals and public art, which might include Monopoly Mural, Dazed & Confused, and the Harmony mosaic, as your guide tells you more about the artists who created them. Stop at the Texas State Cemetery and get out to hear more about the Texas legends who have been laid to rest here. Stephan F. Austin, General Albert Sidney Johnson, Governor John Connally, and Chris Kyle are among the Texas officials buried at this cemetery.

Austin: Morning E-Bike Tour

3. Austin: Morning E-Bike Tour

Start your day with a guided bike tour to all of Austin's most famous sights. Each tour is different — your captain will always make sure you see the best-known points of interest, but they'll also take you off the beaten path so you can see Austin from an insider's view. Stop by the Texas State Capitol, Moody Theater, Driskill Hotel, Rainey Street, and catch all of the street art and murals along the way.

Austin: Murder By Gaslight Ghost Tour

4. Austin: Murder By Gaslight Ghost Tour

Discover the dark underbelly of Austin. Hear the chilling tales of violent deaths, suicides, serial killings, and ghosts who just plain refuse to check out of their hotels. Enjoy this adults-only tour that explores the dark, dangerous, and spooky side of 19th century Austin while exploring the city’s historic district.  Learn all about the city’s scariest spots, including Dumont’s Down Low, Guy Town, Oilcan Harry’s, Driskill Hotel, Omni Hotel, the historic Old Courthouse, and Moonlight Tower.

Austin: Haunted City Exploration Game

5. 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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What people are saying about The Driskill In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We had a really great time! Our tour guide was super fun, made sure we were safe, and led us through some great areas of Austin and taught us a lot about the area. Definitely would recommend doing this, it's a super nice, easy way to see the city, and e-bikes are so much fun!

This was a very worthwhile activity. Really enjoyed the guides. The tour itself was interesting and informative. The bikes were lightweight and super easy to ride! Thanks scrappy and Easy! Great job. Would do again.

Harrison was such a great guide, super interesting, keeps you intrigued and just a good person to talk to! Highly recommend 10/10

Guide did a great job. Enjoyed the tour very much. It was exactly as advertised.

First time in your city it was a great experience.