SXSW is the quintessential Austin festival experience, offering film, interactive media, and modern music highlights.
See the profound impact Mexico has on the state of Texas at the unique Mexic-Arte Museum.
For the curious, the Texas Capitol provides a unique look a working government site and the opportunity to learn about the history of state capitol.
The Walnut Creek Bike Tour is a 4hr, 23-mile bike tour that combines both street and traffic-free riding, with respites for lunch and drinks
Be sure to make time one evening to linger along the banks of Lady Bird Lake to see the bats emerge and feast.
Especially good for kids and their families:
Barton Springs Pool, home to the endangered Barton Springs Salamander.
Kids can come dressed in thier faerie best to enjoy a tea party overlooking the Zilker Botanical Garden.