The start of the fall semester is here, and that means it's football season again for the University of Texas! If you and your're planning to take in one of the home games this year, or are just looking for something fun to do with your friends, then you'll want to keep reading. Whether you're a student at U of T or visiting from abroad, be sure to check out some of these fun things to do in Austin while you're here!
1. Picnic at Hamilton Pool State park with friends
Spend the day in the natural swimming hole, basking in the sunshine on the beach, and hiking the rocky terrain nearby. It’s only $15 per vehicle for the day.
2. Visit Karaoke Underground
If you love punk rock and indie jams and you find yourself singing into the hairbrush at home, then you need to check this place out. This popular karaoke group has the most comprehensive selection of punk and indie songs that you won’t find on your average karaoke night.
3. Visit Pinballz Arcade
No matter what age you are, a trip to the arcade is always a good time. Pinballz has the largest selection of pinball machines in the nation, as well as classic arcade games like skeeball, air hockey, and driving games. Plus, it’s some of the most affordable fun around!
4. Catch a classic film at the Paramount theater
Relive the nostalgia of the classical theater experience. This hundred year-old theater was developed in 1915, and is as beautiful as ever. From August 25th through the 30th, they will be featuring Vertigo, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Where The Wild Things Are, Babe, and Lawrence of Arabia.
5. ATXcursions River Tubing
Kick back and relax as you float down the river with friends. The group provides everything you need, including tube rentals and transportation. Just bring yourself and a few friends, and they’ll take care of the rest.
6. Eat Good Food
It’s tough to eat well when school is in session, so take this opportunity to get your fill of amazing food! There are tons of restaurants and seasonal food trucks that you need to check out before it’s too late. Some of our favorites are Micklethewait Craft Meats, East Side King, and Hey! You Gonna Eat or What?
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