Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 11-17, 2016
Things To Do

Things To Do in Austin

We know you will enjoy Austin! There are lots of things to do in Austin if you are looking for fun stuff to see, do downtown or explore new places. We have listed some of the top places and family friendly places. As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is the best place to find great bands, concerts and festivals any time of the year.  Clicking on the linked text will send you to the specified address for more details.

Things to do near conference:

1. Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake/Hike & Bike Trail

2. Take a swim in Barton Springs Pool and visit Zilker Metropolitan Park or visit Auditorium Shores (free splash exhibit and display about the Edwards Aquifer, central Austin park, rock island, large playground and Zephyr Train)

3. Canoe/Kayak/SUP Boards on Lady Bird Lake (new glass bottom illuminated kayak tours) - Row Dock - Zilker Boats - EpicSUP

4. Watch Congress Bridge Bats Fly - Capital Cruises offers boat rides on the lake and under the bridge or just step onto Congress Bridge and watch them glide

5. Visit Austin Nature & Science Center

6. Visit Austin’s Children Museum

7. View Zilker's Botanical Gardens

8. Take an Austin Duck Tour

9. Take a Segway Tour in Austin - two options Segcity or Gliding Revolution.

10. Book an Austin Panic Room adventure -  a live escape for building teamwork by finding clues and solving puzzles

11. Tour the Texas State Capitol

12. Visit the LBJ Presidential Library.

13. Tour Bullock Texas State History Museum or catch an IMAX show, the Bullock Museum provides the largest IMAX screen experience in Texas

14. Tour UT Tower Tour

15. Tour the Blanton Museum of Art

16. Visit the Harry Ransom Center

17. Tour the Baylor Art Wall/Castle Hill Graffiti

18. Attend a show at Alamo Drafthouse (movie/eats/drinks)

20. Shop/Eat South Congress - SOCO/South 1st/Barton Springs, you can also sign up for a food tour - Austin's Eats Food Tours (Enjoy shopping, famous food trailer eateries and all that keeps Austin Weird)

21. Catch a music show, see entertainment, view art, or shop on Dirty Sixth

22. Book a pedal-powered beer bike pub crawl with Pubcrawler of Austin

Things to do distant from conference:

23. Zipline on Lake Travis/Watch sunset at Oasis

24. Climb Mount Bonnell

25. Visit the Circuit of Americas

26. iFly indoor Skydiving - state of the art indoor vertical wind tunnel located in North Austin