Selfie City Tour in Weird Austin
Being weird is what makes Austin the best city in America. We want to help keep
Austin Weird, and that’s why we have developed a Selfie City tour designed for
those who embrace the quirkiness of the coolest city in Texas. Grab your phones and
prepare to get to know Austin while being spirited around in a 13-passenger
Mercedes Sprinter Van.
The Top 5 Things to Experience in Austin
Before you embrace the less-than-ordinary side of Austin, it is essential to
experience the traditional sights. Go see the bats leave their nests under the
Congress Street Bridge. Call the bat hotline to get an expert opinion on when this
miraculous mass movement takes place.
Visit our State’s Capitol. Take a free tour of this fantastic building while learning
about our state’s history. Self-guided tours are also available for those with tight
schedules. Don’t miss this stop. Our capitol is even taller than the U.S. Capitol
building in Washington. D.C.
Located within Zilker Park’s 365 acres is a three-acre pool that is on a fed from an
underground spring. Barton Springs Pool is ideal for year-round swimming as the
average temperature ranges between 68 and 70 degrees.
It would be a mistake to ignore the outdoor features of Austin. Take time to kayak or
stand-up paddle-board in Lady Bird Lake. Granted, this lake is more of a river-like
reservoir than a lake, but it is still a great place to walk or run along in the early
mornings or evenings.
If you only had time to eat one meal in Austin, you would have to eat tacos. Or BBQ.
Actually, don’t even attempt to leave Austin without trying both. Although the locals
argue over which restaurants offer the best tacos and/or BBQ, in reality, they are all
Top 5 Weirdest Things in Austin
Some of the weirdest parts of Austin aren’t in the touristy sections of downtown. Let
us drive you to these hidden gems, such as the Cathedral of Junk. The Cathedral of
Junk is hard to describe. Think “yard art,” but at an entirely different level. Located
in the back yard of a small, suburban home, this cathedral was created by a regular
Texan who likes to putter around his yard when he’s not working his day job.
Even if you have had the opportunity to visit the Hope Outdoor Gallery before, you
will have a completely different experience within just a few days. This outdoor
gallery provides a place for “street artists” to share their craft. Sit on one of the
gallery benches while you watch an artist work.
Visit the Little Longhorn Saloon or the C-Boys Heart and Soul and play a round of
Chicken Shit Bingo. Visitors buy a number from the person in charge of the bingo
board. You then wait to see if a real-life chicken shits on your chosen number. What
do you do for fun in your neighborhood? I bet it’s not as cool as that.
Hometown musician Willie Nelson has a huge presence in Austin. Take a selfie with
Willie by visiting his statue.
Austin is so weird that they have a whole museum to show off their oddities. Let our
drivers take you to the Museum of the Weird. Like many of the odd places
highlighted on our list, the Museum is a little difficult to describe. Let’s just say that
you will see “unusual” items when you visit this Austin attraction that draws tens of
thousands of visitors each year. Look for a large, red hand-painted sign on the front
gate and enter . . . if you dare.
Top 5 Neighborhoods
Those taking the selfie tour will finish with a camera-load of unique photos and
videos to share with their friends. They will also complete the trip with a basic
understanding of the different neighborhoods of Austin. Not only will we take you to
our downtown attractions, but we will also let you visit the Dirty 6th, an area full
with wonderful businesses (as well as a place to buy cheap shots.)
SOCO (South of Congress Street) boasts boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and music
venues. It’s a great place to hang out if you are a visitor or a local.
There’s also lots to do on Rainey Street. Visitors and locals love visiting Rainey Street bars that were
once bungalow houses.
Also, visit the various food trucks that dot the area. Even the burbs of Austin are cool.
The Domain offers upscale locations for shopping and dining for visitors and locals.
Let us customize a selfie tour for you! You will learn to love Austin as much as we