There are many ways to tour this town. Here are some options:
tour by duck
If you like riding around town in a large vehicle and quacking at people, then Austin Duck Adventures is for you. They roll you around the major sights and sounds and then plop you into the drink. Be sure to wear your feathers!
interwebs; 602 east fourth street; (512) 4-SPLASH
tour by segway
If ducks ain’t your thing, then try, perhaps, the Segway, the goofy two-wheeled self-propelled personal transporter. I was once at a conference downtown when I saw a bum on a Segway being chased by police on mountain bikes. Suh-wheat! Be sure to wear a helmet!
interwebs; 1403 lavaca street; (512) 499-0331
tour by bike
Austin is loaded with hike and bike trails, especially down by the lake. Rent a bike from Mellow Johnny’s, Lance Armstrong’s local bike business, and put your pedals to the mettles.
interwebs; 400 nueces street; (512) 473-0222
tour by electric bike
Maybe you’re not so much into pedaling…
interwebs; 402 west second street; (512) 422-2453
tour by foot
If you don’t like that fancy transportation mentioned above, you can always go by foot. Be sure to wear your shoes!
tour by horse carriage
Bring some carrots for tips!
interwebs; (512) 243-0044
tour by double-decker bus
Just like London! (kinda!)
interwebs; various locations; (512) 596-2925
tour by paddle
We like our watersports in Austin, so it’s not surprising you can tour by paddle.
interwebs; 1610 east riverside drive; (512) 804-2122
tour by helicopter
If you’re a flyboy or flygirl, you can fly over Austin!
interwebs; bud dryden airport, 10301 f.m. 969; (210) 921-2359
tour by stomach
You can certainly eat your way through this town…
interwebs; locations vary; (512) 963-4545
tour by brew
..and definitely drink through this town:
interwebs; 1607 west sixth street; (512) 657-7334
tour by ghost
Even the dead want to show you around!
interwebs; 501 north IH 35; (512) 210-1869