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Welcome to Austin — where brews, barbecue, and good times flow. Austin is open and weirder than ever. The city rocks on again with heightened safety measures in place to keep you and your family safe. Your guide to what's open in Austin starts here.

A city as unique as you.
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When a city has a museum literally called the Museum of the Weird, you know you're in for an eccentric experience. Discover unconventional Austin on the banks of the fabled Colorado River in central Texas. The city sits at the intersection of Texas Hill Country and the southern coastal plains. As the state capital of Texas, Austin is progressive, metropolitan, and surprisingly laid-back. Most of all, it's quirky. But what else would you expect from the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World? You can count on Austin to be an urban playground of oddball landmarks, colorful entertainment, and a vibrant foodie scene that is as diverse as the city itself.

Austin is back in business with an increased focus on cleanliness. Many of Austin's most popular attractions are open with safety protocols in place including social distancing and mandatory face coverings. And in its community-wide commitment to keep you safe, Austin offers a Now Open Directory, so you're in the know on what's happening in and around town. You can also trust your resort is Vacation Ready, welcoming you back with the highest levels of health safety standards. Pack your bags for a most eclectic adventure and book your stay at WorldMark Austin today.

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Barton Springs Pool.

Discover the spring-fed freshwaters of Barton Springs Pool right in the heart of Austin. With a year-round average temperature of 68-70 degrees, take a dip and delight in one of the city's most treasured outdoor attractions. Jump into the shimmering blue waters of the springs and take-in a few laps before sunbathing poolside on the park's grassy hillsides.

Step into the music scene

You can still find the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment from a safe distance in the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World. Just outside of Austin, you'll find hundreds of honking cars lining-up for thrilling shows at the Love & Lightstream Drive-In. You can also take in an outdoor show at The Far Out Lounge in south Austin.

Food Trucks galore.

The city of Austin is considered by many to be the birthplace of the food truck movement. And with more than 1,200 mobile vendors in the city, it's hard not to agree. You'll find these tasty trucks and concession trailers parked all over the city. Get a look at where some local favorites are located with this handy guide.

Art is all around.

In Austin, art literally is all around you. Visit the city's iconic murals and street art exhibits, including the famous "I Love You So Much" mural on Congress Avenue. You can also step into one of the city's established museums and art galleries, including The Contemporary Austin, which is open to the public with limited capacity.

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Tour Austin.

Get a lay of the land with a first-hand tour of Austin. The city offers a variety of options from self-guided walking tours to open-air bus rides, and more. Check out the Austin State Capitol Building and city landmarks aboard a guided Segway tour or rent a Donut Boat and cruise Lady Bird Lake.

Bats on Congress Avenue Bridge

Every sunset, Austinites and visitors alike find themselves congregating on the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the ritual flying of the bats. Yes, bats — the largest urban bat colony in America calls the underside of the bridge their home. For a truly unique experience, rent a kayak and see the bats from below on Lady Bird Lake.

Quirky shopping.

Do you need a cow skull? Weird jewelry? Or just an interesting place to walk? Visit Uncommon Objects, a veritable maze of antiques, junk, and everything in between. If you're looking for a mix of independent designers and national brands, shop The Domain. Congress Avenue South is also a must for one-of-a-kind retail finds.

Hike-and-bike trail.

The hike-and-bike trail around Lady Bird Lake is a must when taking in the city. The 10-mile pathway offers scenic views of downtown Austin, local neighborhoods, natural habitat, and cultural attractions. The boardwalk wraps around the water's edge with plenty of space for walkers, joggers, and bikers to share the path.

Day trips to Hill Country.

Adventure awaits just outside of Austin city limits. Take a day trip and explore more than two dozen vineyards in Texas Hill Country. Many of these wineries are located in the historic villages of the surrounding Texas terrain. These towns also offer an array of outdoor activities including hiking, rafting, zip lining, and more. You can even make a family road trip out of it and book additional stays at WorldMark Stablewood Springs Resort, WorldMark Marble Falls, and WorldMark New Braunfels — all located in different cute towns in Hill Country.

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Hey Cupcake!

Treat your sweet tooth at a tried-and-true Austin establishment — Hey Cupcake! bakes some seriously mouthwatering cupcakes. They've been serving Austin for more than 10 years from a shining silver airstream trailer with a giant pink cupcake on top. Bite into the original Vanilla Dream cupcake or indulge in the Sweetberry variety. Daily supplies are limited. $

Veracruz All Natural.

To help spread the taco love, Veracruz All Natural serves up savory breakfast and lunch tacos from a handful of concession trailers around Austin. Make no mistake about it, these authentic Mexican tacos are nationally and internationally recognized for their superior food quality and flavor. Vegetarian options and advanced online ordering are available. $

Barley Swine.

The first in Austin to offer locally sourced small plates, the Barley Swine commits to supporting regional farmers and ranchers, and is now an Austin foodie institution. The James Beard finalist offers an unconventional tasting menu featuring beef tartare, blue crab, shishito peppers, red snapper, and more. Indoor and patio seating is available. $$$

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