9 Things to Do in Austin During the Grand Prix

Headed to Austin for the US Grand Prix? Don’t miss these thrilling excursions!

Our top tips for things to do in Austin include catching live music and sampling local barbecue.

Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, celebrated for its unique style and abundance of arts, entertainment, and dining options. There’s plenty to see and do when you’re not rooting for your favorite Formula 1 drivers at the United States Grand Prix.

US Grand Prix travel packages, available now from Superior Executive Services, include two-day race tickets in the Formula 1 Paddock Club and a guided Paddock Club Pit Lane walk as well as the five-star hospitality and luxury private accommodations you can always expect when you plan sports travel with Superior.

When you’re not experiencing the spectacle of speed and sound at Circuit of The Americas, make plans to get out and explore! Here’s our list of (at least) 9 things to do in Austin.

  1. Catch a live show
  2. Swing by Sixth Street
  3. Relax on Rainey Street
  4. Stroll around SoCo
  5. Boot up
  6. Discover the unexpected
  7. Go hog wild
  8. Raise a pint
  9. Swim at Barton Springs

Keep reaching to learn more about these exciting things to do in Austin!

Catch a live show

Austin has worked hard to earn the nickname “The Live Music Capital of the World” and hosts dozens of performances from a diverse lineup of musicians every night of the week. You’ll be able to find the perfect show to round out your trip to Austin, guaranteed: country, rock, punk, blues, soul, dance, and so much more, from international superstars to local bands just getting started.

To start planning who you might want to rock out to (or listen to quietly at a cozy nightclub or backyard patio), check out this list of the best music venues in Austin or Visit Austin’s live music events calendar.

Swing by Sixth Street

Speaking of live music: Sixth Street is a can’t-miss for music lovers in Austin. The historic entertainment district has been home to a variety of music and film festivals since the 1970s. Visit a tequila bar, try a burger at the famous Casino El Camino, or enjoy comedy and magic at Esther’s Follies.

Relax on Rainey Street

This low-key suburban neighborhood comes alive at night with unique food trucks, original cocktails at Half Step, and craft taps at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden.

Stroll around SoCo

You could spend days exploring the South Congress district (known locally as SoCo), shopping at specialty boutiques, dining at excellent eateries, or attending one of the many festivals or live country music performances.

Boot up

There may be no better souvenir to take home from Texas than your own pair of cowboy boots or an iconic Stetson hat. While you’re in the SoCo neighborhood, stop by the famous Allens Boots. They specialize in exotic leather and stock thousands of pairs of top-quality cowboy boots, as well as hats, belts, and plenty of other accessories.

Discover the unexpected

There truly might be something for everyone at Uncommon Objects. Set aside plenty of time to wander around this quirky flea market that specializes in the strange. You’ll find truly unique antiques, from vintage toys and classic books to one-of-a-kind jewelry and rare housewares.

Go hog wild

The debate over who makes the best BBQ in America will probably never be settled — but there are reasons Texas BBQ is a top contender. From traditional to imaginative, Austin boasts plenty of options to satisfy your craving for mind-blowing BBQ. The Ultimate Guide to Austin Barbecue will get your mouth watering.

Raise a pint

At 9,800 square feet, Central Machine Works is so much more than a bar. It’s a microbrewery and German-influenced beer hall, complete with bratwurst and sauerkraut (as well as gourmet pizza) and an Oktoberfest atmosphere.

Swim at Barton Springs

There are swimming pools… and then there’s Barton Springs Municipal Swimming Pool. This three-acre freshwater pool is fed from underground springs and stays a consistent 68 degrees year-round. Relax in the sun (or shade) or take a jump off the moss-covered diving board.

The knowledgeable staff at Superior Executive Services will work to make your luxury sports travel a Texas-sized experience, no matter your interests! Call 608-665-9070 today or contact us online to start planning your US Grand Prix getaway today.

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