When a city has a museum literally called the Museum of the Weird, you know you’re in for an eccentric experience. The “Keep Austin Weird” movement started in the year 2000 and became a battle cry to promote the weird along with local businesses. So seek out the unconventional and try something new during your vacation. Make it a point to find the oddball landmarks and quirky businesses that give Austin its character.
  • Step into the Music Scene

    In the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, with hundreds of live music venues in the city, even the airport terminals have musicians! Don't know where to start? Take a tour like The Austin Live Music Crawl. Or, pick your favorite genre and find out below.

  • Oddball Landmarks

    Every sunset, “Austinites” and visitors alike find themselves congregated on the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the ritual flying of the bats. Yes, bats — the largest urban bat colony in America calls the underside of the bridge their home.

  • Quirky Businesses

    Do you need a cow skull? Weird jewelry? Or just an interesting place to walk through? Shop for souvenirs at Uncommon Objects, a veritable maze of antiques, junk, and everything in between.


Broken Spoke is a legendary dancehall host to big stars and locals alike. Dancing is highly encouraged — they’ll even teach you how to two-step.


Mohawk is a vital venue in Austin’s rock and indie rock scenes. Enjoy split-level views of the stage, a rooftop bar, and happy hour specials every night.

Veracruz All Natural

Austin’s favorite taco trailer has a couple different locations around the city to spread the taco love. Veracruz All Natural cooks up both breakfast and lunch tacos, and comes highly rated both by locals and Food Network.

Hey Cupcake!

Treat your sweet tooth at a tried-and-true establishment — Hey Cupcake! bakes some seriously mouthwatering cupcakes. They’ve been serving Austin for 10 years now from a shining silver airstream trailer with a giant pink cupcake on top.


If you’re looking for vegan, gluten-free, 100% plant-based comfort food, Arlo’s is the place to go. There are a couple of trucks around town and they’re all open late, catering to the nightlife crowd looking for vegan burgers or tacos.

Micklethwait Craft Meats

Arguably the best barbecue to come out of a food truck in Austin, Micklethwait Craft Meats smokes a variety of meats including brisket, beef ribs, pulled pork, and homemade sausages that change daily.

Oddball Landmarks
Austin Art Found Downtown

There are hundreds of unique public art works all over the city, including beloved “Greetings from Austin” and “Jeremiah the Innocent.”

Congress Avenue Bridge

Every sunset, “Austinites” and visitors alike find themselves congregated on the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the ritual flying of the bats. Yes, bats — the largest urban bat colony in America calls the underside of the bridge their home.


Day 1


Start your vacation off right with world famous meats from Franklin Barbecue. Be prepared to wait though — you should line up early morning in order to get lunch. 


Soak in the natural springs of Barton Springs Pool and avoid the crowds by getting there early.


Experience live music at Historic Scoot Inn, the oldest bar in central Texas established in 1871. Or, get the scoop on the local live music scene with the Austin Live Music Crawl.

Day 2


Begin your day with pancakes! Kerbey Lane Café serves some of the best in town.


Climb to the top of Mount Bonnell for a breathtaking view of downtown Austin — don’t worry, it’s only 102 steps.


At sunset, head to Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the largest urban bat colony in America take flight.

Day 3


Try some of Austin’s best breakfast tacos at Mi Madre’s Mexican Restaurant.


Explore all downtown Austin has to offer with a walking tour. Keep an eye out for the hundreds of unique art murals all over the city.


End your trip with a relaxing paddle around Lady Bird Lake to enjoy the quiet beauty of the lake with the city skyline in the distance.

For more than 20 years, Wyndham has been like a good friend — helping us have better vacations and giving us memorable time with friends and family. Wyndham has not only allowed us to discover places we never would have found on our own, but has also increased the quality of our family vacations.


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