5. Spend a Weird Day in Austin! Call ahead and see if the owner of the Cathedral of Junk will be home (he was for us last year) – spend a few hours poking around there before heading to South Congress for lunch (Home Slice Pizza is our fav!). Make sure you pop into the Big Top Candy Shop and Lucy in Disguise for fun. Then find some fun Austin murals like this one to take your pictures in front of.
8. Austin Urban Adventure Quest! Using your smartphone, you can download an Austin adventure race that you can take on your own pace. My children & I tried it out this summer and really had a great time learning all about downtown and the history of Austin. We saw things we had never noticed before. This is really fun to do with older kids – 10 and below might get bored.