Austin may bask in the reputation of being the Live Music Capital of the USA, but there are plenty of things to do in Austin besides going to a concert. The capital of Texas rocks in so many ways and is regularly in the top echelons of tables of both the best places to live and visit in the US. The city is rich, the environment is rich, the people are rich (lots of internet millionaires live in Austin) and a vibrantly rich culture all makes for some great things to do in Austin.
1. Blossom at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
When looking for things to do in Austin, put this stop on your list. The former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson, and actress Helen Hayes, founded an organization in 1982 dedicated to preserving North American native plants, the result of which is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a botanical garden dedicated to more sustainable landscapes. While helping to preserve the native flora, the center offers wildflower meadows, landscaped areas, walking trails, an observation tower and exhibits to visitors. It covers 279 acres and displays more than 700 plant species native to central Texas.