Top 5 DIY Transit Adventures

We love keeping it local and fun at Smart Trips! That is why our Smart Trips Ambassadors have gotten together to help those who can’t make it to our Transit Adventures explore all the wonderful things that Austin has to offer on their own. These are great adventures to take with family, friends or alone! Share with us your DIY Transit Adventure on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Image Courtesy of Austin Public Library

Austin Central Library

Opened in 2017, the Austin Central Library has already been named one of TIME Magazine’s greatest place in the WORLD. Near the heart of downtown and steps away from Lady Bird Lake makes this library not only a great place to get some reading done but a great place to take in many of the sites Austin has to offer.

Bus Stops Nearby: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 30, 801, 803


Image Courtesy of Austin Parks Foundation
Image Courtesy of Austin Parks Foundation

Barton Creek Greenbelt

As one of Austin’s most beloved greenbelts, Barton Creek Greenbelt draws in millions of hikers, swimmers, and puppies yearly. With almost 13 miles of gorgeous trails, Barton Creek Greenbelt is always a great escape from city life.

Bus Stops Nearby: 30


Image Courtesy of the City of Austin
Image Courtesy of the City of Austin

 2nd Street District 

The 2nd Street District is home to some of the restaurant and shopping that Austin has to offer. Home to everything local, 2nd Street is the best place to check out a new show at ACL Live, run into some of your favorite city officials at City Hall or grab some coffee at Austin mainstay Jo’s Coffee.

Bus Stops Nearby: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 30, 801, 803, RAIL


Image Courtesy of Texas State Preservation Board
Image Courtesy of Texas State Preservation Board

The Texas Capitol 

Built in 1888, the Texas State Capitol is not only home to Texas Legislature but also home to the best view of Congress Ave. The Capitol hosts FREE tours seven days a week! Don’t forget to check out the visitor center and the all the amazing monuments located on the grounds of the Capitol.

Bus Stops Nearby: 1, 3, 7, 10, 19, 20, 801, 803


Image Courtesy of the City of Austin
Image Courtesy of the City of Austin

Manor Road 

Home to some of the most down to earth bars and restaurants you will find in the entire city. Manor Road offers a walkable oasis for all things foodie. In classic Austin fashion, all the businesses on Manor Road are locally owned and locally loved.

Bus Stops Nearby: 18, 20, 322, 465, RAIL

Smart Trips and Capital Metro are always hosting FREE Transit Adventures to some of the best places in Austin. Stay up to date by visiting our event page, liking our Facebook page and signing up for our Smart Trips’ Newsletter.