Romantic Things To Do in Austin



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  • Austin Convention Center
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  • Zilker Park
  • Austin is weird, wild place know for its eclectic mix of college students, cowboys and hipsters. But Austin is also for lovers. A great place to set the mood is Mount Bonnell. Known for its beautiful, unobstructed view of the Austin area since the mid-1800s, Bonnell hosts sunset picnics and romantic marriage proposals on a regular basis. Visitors park at the base of the hill and work their way up nearly 100 stone steps to the wide open outcropping overlooking the southern side of the city and Lake Austin below. A short gravel trail leads slowly downhill and, to the left, offers up intimate spots with a clear view of the massive Pennybacker Bridge.

    For carriage rides around the city, check out Die Gelbe Rose Carriage Tours. One of the best ways to learn about scenic Austin is from the back of a Clydesdale-drawn carriage. Romantic and historical tours are available by appointment; or if you are wayward evening travelers on Sixth Street, take in a tour of downtown. See the Capitol, Governor's Mansion, and the famous Fourth Street Warehouse District.

    For cruising around on Town Lake, the best way to go is on Capital Cruise. Have dinner with your date while watching the beauty of Austin's downtown from the peaceful water. Sightseeing tours are also available, along with canoes and kayaks. Spend a romantic day together in Austin and experience what many other couples have felt before -- awe of nature's grandeur and of the city's intrinsic beauty.

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    Mount Bonnell

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    3800 Mount Bonnell Road

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    Die Gelbe Rose Carriage

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    PO Box 61

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    Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

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    805 N. Capital of Texas Highway

    Protected urban wilderness packed with pedestrian-only trails... read more

    Lake Austin Spa Resort

    1705 South Quinlan Park Road

    Luxurious resort and spa... read more

    Paramount Theatre

    713 Congress Avenue

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    Emma Long Metropolitan Park

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    1600 City Park Rd

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    Barton Springs Pool

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    2101 Barton Springs Road
    Zilker Park

    Spring-fed pool and first-rate people watching...
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    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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    4801 LaCrosse Ave

    Elegant grounds celebrate the beauty of native plants... read more

    Capital Cruises

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    208 Barton Springs Road
    Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock

    Cruising town lake... read more
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