Lady Bird Lake, Austin

Kayaking, canoeing, and swimming in nearby natural springs — a visit to Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas is anything but ordinary.

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    416 Acres of Water

    Formerly knows as Town Lake, the 416-acre "lake" is actually a manmade reservoir off the Colorado River. It was built in 1930, and renamed in the 1970's after former First Lady and longtime Austin-resident, Lady Bird Johnson, who played an important role in revitalizing this now-beautiful body of water.

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    Kayak, Canoe or Row

    Most motorized watercrafts are not allowed on Lady Bird Lake, as an effort by the City of Austin to keep the lake clean, but kayaking, canoeing, rowing and other watersports are popular among locals and tourists alike.

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    Bat Sightings on the Bridge

    A sight to be seen, the largest urban bat colony in North America lives underneath the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. At dusk from March to September, crowds gather to see the estimated 1.5 million bats fly east, in unison, creating an almost cloud-like effect.

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    Swim at Barton Springs

    A short 10-minute trip to nearby Barton Springs Pool in Austin’s Zilker Park is a must. The outdoor swimming pool is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs and miraculously maintains an average water temperature year-round of 68 degrees.

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  • Great pool side

    Most fun I had in a long time

    ★★★★★
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    The Westin Austin Downtown
  • Great Service

    Have stayed at this hotel for 25+ weeks per year for past 4 years. Just a great spot with responsive staff and comfortable accommodations. Without fail, Ryan knows my breakfast/coffee...

    ★★★★★
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    The Westin Austin at The Domain
  • Hotel was very nice

    We had a great time at the W. everything about was amazing.

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    W Austin
  • The Westin had a friendly staff

    All the staff were particularly friendly at the Westin. We had a wonderful stay. Mehek checked us in and provided us with great service and a friendly inviting attitude. Tammy...

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    The Westin Austin at The Domain

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