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    City In A Nutshell Hybrid Bike Tour

    Barton Springs Bike Rentals & Tours
    Trying to crack Austin? This "nutshell" tour will help you get the job done in style! Roll alongside a local guide on a hybrid bike designed for easy riding. Get insights into the local history and culture as you go. Visit must-see sites around Lady Bird Lake like Auditorium Shores, the Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue, The Old Railroad Bridge, Zilker Park, and Barton Springs Pool. Plus, check out the Capitol Building, the new boardwalk, Sixth Street and Historic South Congress. By the time this tour is over, you'll be rolling like a local.
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    Texas Beer 5k Tour

    City Running Tours Austin
    It's fair to say that this tour gives an all new meaning to the term "beer run"! That's because you'll be getting to know Austin's bar and restaurant scene on the move during a fun, 5k run through the city. If you're new to Austin, this is a great way to get oriented and discover some of the city's popular hangouts while getting your exercise in at the same time. In addition to the bar scene, you'll check out some of the city's historical landmarks, and have the opportunity to get a taste of what makes Austin such a fun and vibrant urban center. Plus, this tour tops things off in style with a post-run gathering where you'll sample a few local brews. Got to replenish those carbs somehow, right?
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    All Day Hop On Hop Off Guided Bus Tour

    Double Decker Austin
    Getting to know Austin? Double up with this double decker tour! You'll be able to explore the city's vibrant downtown with ease thanks to transportation around the city by bus. Hop on and off the bus at your leisure, taking the time to explore some of the city's most popular landmarks, shopping areas, and restaurants. Your professional tour guide will teach you all about the city, its culture, and its history. You'll also have great views from your spot at the top of the bus, from which you can snap photographs and interact with the city's inhabitants. For those new to Austin, this is a fun and creative way to get to know the city on your own without getting hopelessly lost! Don't forget to keep Austin weird!
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    Austin Music Bike Tour

    Austin Bike Tours and Rental
    With more than 250 live music venues thousand of acts to fill them, as well as some of the biggest, most popular music festivals in the country, Austin handily earns its title as the live music capital of the world. But how did it get there? Join us on a tour exploring the places that helped Austin make its name, take in a local show and learn how the city evolved from the sleepy college town and capital of Texas to the juggernaut of live music it is today! On this tour, we will visit the old east side 11th street neighborhood, home of one of the last surviving Juke Joints in America. Heading west and turning south, we will see the Red River cultural district, home to Austin's counter-culture music scene for decades and birthplace of the SXSW music festival. As we venture southward from there, we shift our attention to Willie Nelson, Kenneth Threadgill, and all the other ne'erdowells who sought the path less-traveled in the hills of central Texas. This tour concludes with a free show at the famous Continental Club, which has been serving up the finest musical talent Austin has to offer since 1955, or at C Boy's Heart and Soul for an Austin tradition, Chicken S#!t Bingo, and some great music, depending on the day.
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    Art and Architecture Bike Tour

    Austin Bike Tours and Rental
    Austin has long held a reputation for being a city of innovative creators. What better way to experience that history than on a bike and through the lens of art and architecture? Let us guide you through 130+ years of beautiful architectural history. Take a ride through downtown Austin and the University of Texas campus to explore 150 years of architectural history and hidden artistic gems. We start downtown with an introduction to Austin's 31 year old Art in Public Places program then head to the beautiful 1886 Driskill Hotel on 6th street. You'll get a chance to go in to this ornate landmark, learn how it came onto being and some competitive histories for the buildings next door. Next we ride up to the capital of Texas in all its splendor, on our way to the University campus. Here you will have an introduction to the many museums and sculptures on campus. We will discuss the iconic, innovative and rumor laden history of the Main Building tower and visit an installation by the great James Turrell. On the way back we will visit the Bremond block of wonderfully preserved Victorian houses before round off our trip with the modern structures of our Federal Courthouse and City Hall. Come experience for yourself how Austin has preserved its structural history while still moving forward as a city of the future.
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    Hops & Grain Brewery 5k

    City Running Tours Austin
    Looking for a little extra fitness motivation? A 5k run that ends at a brewery ought to put a little "hop" in your step! During this experience, you'll embark on an enlightening social jog that will introduce you to Austin's historic 6th Street, renowned as one of the city's cultural centers. Alongside your guide, gain insights into the street's thriving live music scene, supernatural hotspots, and popular bars while jogging down smooth sidewalks. And once your running is done, you'll refuel at the Hops and Grain Brewery, where you'll enjoy a tour and a tasting of some of the best craft beer around! If you're going to run, run for beer.
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    Bats and Ghosts 5k Haunted Night Tour

    City Running Tours Austin
    Hey, it's a bat...man. Several hundred thousand, in fact. True to the slogan "Keep Austin Weird," bat-watching is a thing to do in Texas's capital city, and there's no place better to do that Downtown's Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, which serves as home to between 750,000 to one million bats that emerge like a black cloud every night at sunset. Lucky for you -- you'll get to witness this incredible event for yourself during a casual, 5k run that will take you through downtown and over the bridge! Your guide on this flight of fancy will also introduce you to some of the other popular landmarks in the area, including a few of its "haunted" attractions. Bats are friendly, right?
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    Triple Two Step

    Austin Uptown Dance
    Just when you think you've got the Two Step down, they times it by three. But have no fear, Austin Uptown Dance is here to teach you everything you need to know about this old favorite. "But Vimbly", you say. "Isn't the Texas Two-Step the old favorite, and the Triple Two Step an off-shoot?" Actually, the Triple Two Step is very similar to the classic Texas Two Step of the 1970's (the glory days of the dance), What we think of as the Texas Two Step now is actually further from the original than this supposed "off-shoot." So by dancing the Triple Two Step, you're really getting at the heart of southern dance hall culture. You'll practice the basic steps in isolation, then work on putting them to music. By the end of the session, you'll be cutting a rug with the best of them!
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    Peace Love & Zilker Hybrid Bike Tour

    Barton Springs Bike Rentals & Tours
    Looking for an easygoing intro to a famed hipster haven? Give this Austin-city tour a spin! You'll be equipped with a hybrid bike designed for easy riding. Follow alongside a local guide for a relaxing cruise around Lady Bird Lake. Explore serene paths away from the bustle of the city. Discover popular destinations like Auditorium Shores, the Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue, The Old Railroad Bridge, Zilker Park, and Barton Springs Pool. Learn about the local history and culture as you go. Let the good times roll!
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    Downtown Austin Historic 5k

    City Running Tours Austin
    Are you a fast studier? Put a little leg under your learning with this running tour through Downtown Austin! City Running Tours Austin specializes in fast-moving fun by introducing participants to Texas' capital city during invigorating, guided excursions. You'll get a light dose of history over the course of a 45-minute, 5k jog, as you check out sites such as Lady Bird Lake, the Capitol building, and Driskill Hotel as you go. Designed for those who prefer an active, healthy lifestyle, this experience is a great way to get a quick look at one of Texas' most culturally alive and innovative cities while also getting your legs moving and blood pumping.
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