Whenever we sell a new Nissan Altima at Bates Nissan, we ask the driver where they hope to take their new car. A good number of drivers are planning for a fun weekend road trip to Austin, which is only about an hour’s drive from Killeen and has plenty of fun activities.
Here are our favorite things to do in Austin, Texas:
- Zilker Metropolitan Park: If you love the outdoors, you will want to spend an afternoon at this park, hiking, kayaking, or just enjoying the sun.
- Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum: Bookworms and history buffs alike will want to visit this museum, dedicated to our 36th
- Bar Crawl: Austin is known for its abundance of breweries. Leave your Altima at the hotel and walk to breweries such as Hops and Grain Brewing, Austin Beerworks, and Adelbert’s Brewery.
- The Moody Theater: Austin is challenging Nashville as the best city for live music. Head to the Moody Theatre for a fantastic concert.
- Congress Avenue Bridge: If you like to get spooked, visit the Congress Avenue Bridge in the evening—1.5 million bats have made the bridge their home, and they come out to play at night.
- State Capitol: Of course, no trip to Austin is complete without a visit to the State Capitol. Check out the website for more information about guided tours.
For even more ideas for keeping busy in Austin, call us at Bates Nissan.
Explore some of these great things to do in Austin.
Looking for something fun to do in Austin this summer or fall? Check out one of the many events and attractions in the area. As one of the largest areas in the south, Austin has tons to do for all ages. Hop in your new Nissan and explore the area.
According to Austin Top 50, there are a number of natural springs and pools that you should swim in to escape from the heat. Check out the Lost Creek Swimming Hole in South Central Austin, as well as Hamilton Pool Preserve. Hamilton even has a 50-foot natural water fall, which is as breathtaking as it is fun to swim around. For those willing to drive a little further, see Jacob’s Well in Wimberly (40 minutes west). At a constant 68 degrees, this natural “well” is perfect for hot days.
See the Cathedral of Junk in Austin. We’re not poking fun—that’s it’s actual name. This location is free to all, and it has some truly bizarre sculptures and pieces made from everyday materials. Scrap metal composes most of this memorable site, a tribute to local artists and Austin’s one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
Visit the Zilker Botanical Garden. Cut off from the downtown area, you can reach a secluded 30-acre retreat that has multiple themes and plants from around the world. There is a rose garden, historic garden, and native garden to name a few. Plus, kids will have a blast exploring the area.
These are just some of the things to do in Austin this summer. Still can’t find anything you might enjoy? Hop in your car and explore and make sure to stop by Bates Nissan of Killeen, TX.