Sightseeing in Austin

Admission, House Society Membership, or Museum Society Membership at Neill-Cochran House Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Neill-Cochran House Museum

West University

$20 $10

Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

Admission for Two or Four to Blanton Museum of Art (Up to 53% Off)

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art The University

$18 $9

The university's museum houses more than 17,000 artworks, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse

Admission for Two, Four, or Six Adults with Walking Tours of Austin (50% Off)

Walking Tours of Austin

Zilker

$30 $15

Take a stroll around Austin while a tour guide tells the city's history and leads you to scenic Zilker Park and Barton Springs

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Austin's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Full-Day Winery Bus Tour for One, Two, or Four with Meal from Texas Winos (Up to 62% Off)

Texas Winos

Downtown

$106 $44

Take a luxury chartered bus on a themed tour to three or more Hill Country vineyards, stopping for brunch, Italian food, or barbecue

Visit for Two or Four to Austin Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

Austin Zoo

Southwest Travis

$18 $9

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Nonprofit rescue zoo and sanctuary provides a home for more than 300 animals and 100 species

Picnic in the Vines for Two or Four with, Snacks, and Wineglasses at Pilot Knob Vineyard (54% Off)

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

Summer Camp, Cemetery Tour, or Membership to The Williamson Museum (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

The Williamson Museum

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Kids' summer camp and cemetery tours take curious guests on fun history jaunts and family memberships get you and loved ones special perks

Glass-Bottomed-Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Meadows Center (Up to 39% Off)

The Meadows Center

San Marcos

$18 $11

A glass-bottomed boat glides through the San Marcos Springs and affords views of songbirds above and turtles and fish below

Two or Four Regular Show or Weekday Matinee Tickets at Mayborn Science Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Mayborn Science Theater

Killeen

$8 $5

Digital shows for adults and children on subjects like volcanoes & biodiversity shown on a 60-foot dome screen that wraps around the theater

Museum Visit for Up to Eight at Frontier Times Museum in Bandera (Up to 53% Off)

Frontier Times Museum

Bandera

$10 $6

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40,000 artifacts, including art & furniture, glimpse the cowboy & pioneer cultures of the Old West in a museum built in 1933

Couple or Family Admission, or Wild West Dinner Show for Two at Enchanted Springs Ranch (Up to 50% Off)

Enchanted Springs Ranch

Boerne

$28 $14

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Amble along an authentic ranch that recreates the Old West with wildlife and performers such as pistol twirlers and trick ropers

$21.95 for the Great Room Escape at 13th Floor Haunted House ($39.95 Value)

13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio

The Great Room Escape

$39.95 $21.95

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In the course of about one hour, small groups must solve puzzles to escape a terrifying room before zombies close in on them

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Waxy O'Connor's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$20 for Entry for One to CitySolve Urban Race (Up to $50 Value)

CitySolve Urban Race

Arsenal

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Double-Decker Bus Tour for Two, Four, Six, Ten, or a Family of Five from City Sightseeing San Antonio (Up to 57% Off)

City Sightseeing San Antonio

Downtown

$44 $22

Aboard a double-decker tour bus, for 50-minutes recorded commentary enriches sights of the city's museums, markets, restaurants, & landmarks

Petting-Zoo Visit for Two or Four with Pony Rides and Hayride at Fiesta Farm (Up to 46% Off)

Fiesta Farm

Far West Side

$14 $8

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Potbellied pigs, llamas, emu, bunnies, ducks, cows, and goats spread out on a 15-acre ranch

Guided Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Silverghost Tours (Up to Half Off)

Silverghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $18

Guides sprinkle a 90-minute tour with stories of spooky apparitions from south Texas lore, culminating in a trip to an Alamo gravesite

One-Hour Narrated Trolley Tour for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids from The Alamo Trolley (Up to 48% Off)

The Alamo Trolley

Downtown

$50.10 $30

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Trolley tour takes guests past San Antonio's most notable sights such as Market Square, San Fernando Cathedral, and the Alamo

Hop-On, Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour from Grand Double Decker (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Grand Double Decker

Tour Ticket Office

$47.52 $22

Tour-goers can hop on and off double-decker buses as many times as they want on 50-minute excursions that visit 50-plus San Antonio locales

Ghost Walk or Haunted Pub Crawl for Two or Four from Bad Wolf Ghost Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

San Antonio

$30 $17

Explore San Antonio's spooky past during nightly ghost tours or pub crawls that pair paranormal activity with drink specials

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Texas Sports Hall of Fame (Up to 50% Off)

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

$14 $7

Museum space holds more than 35,000 square feet of legendary sports memorabilia from Texas' best athletes and sports moments

Visits for Two, Four, or Six to Dr Pepper Museum (50% Off)

Dr Pepper Museum

Brazos

$16 $8

Museum in former Dr Pepper HQ houses 3 floors of exhibits dedicated to Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry

Select Local Merchants

Signature service: Custom picture framing

Established: 1999

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Brands Used: We custom make frames on the premises.

Pro Tip: Share with us pictures of your home and color palette to get the best results from our designers.

Q&A with Carol Meyer, Owner

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.

Clients have family heirlooms and memorabilia that mean the world to them. We preserve them and turn them into amazing art pieces for them to enjoy all the time.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

We try to exceed expectations by providing design options that give their artwork the wow factor when it is on the wall.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?

The enormous range of possibilities that there are for a client to choose from. We help narrow down the options to make sure they are not overwhelmed.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We can frame almost anything, from knives and guns and swords to kimonos and scarves and fans. [We also frame] sports and military memorabilia, as well as family portraits and works of art. We provide expert advice and guaranteed craftsmanship.

701 S Capital Of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills,
TX
US

The tale of the Austin Children's Museum begins in 1983, when a band of parents and teachers started setting up educational exhibits and children's activities throughout the city. This “museum without walls” stretched into schools, parks, and malls, delighting children and families with a sense of whimsy and a place where play was rewarded. In the years that followed, the museum shed its nomadic beginnings and found a permanent home inside the pleasant green walls of the Dell Discovery Center. Firmly rooted, its exhibits have entertained and enlightened more than 800,000 youngsters and their parents while earning praise from the writers of Little Austinite.

Today, the sprawling 12,500-square-foot facility is a kaleidoscope of color and lights, where whippersnappers play with giant building blocks, cobble recycled materials into crafts, and marvel at golf balls as they soar through loops and shoots. Others explore the miniature Global City, where they take on roles such as veterinarians in the pet clinic, cooks in the diner, or stray raccoons hiding in the grocery store.

Throughout the week, a team of educators leads Discovery Time, guiding lads and lasses through kid-friendly science experiments that launch paper helicopters and make slime. The museum also hosts Storytime, where grownups read playful stories aloud to encourage creativity and instill a love of literature in young readers.

201 Colorado St
Austin,
TX
US

When Archer M. Huntington donated 4,000 acres of land to The University of Texas at Austin, it was no surprise that the husband to renowned sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington stipulated it be used to support an art museum. Today, Blanton Museum of Art?named Best Museum in the Austin Chronicle's 2013 Best of Austin Readers' Poll?honors Archer's request by providing access to more than 17,000 works and a variety of rotating exhibitions. The museum's collection of prints, paintings, and sculptures comprises more than 4,000 pieces from America and 1,800 from Latin America, and it even includes the Suida-Manning Collection?a group of 230 paintings and 400 drawings by Baroque and Renaissance masters that was much sought after by other museums, according to Frommer's. With these pieces as backdrop, the museum hosts Third Thursday events such as artist talks and Yoga in the Galleries, the latter of which finds instructors twisting sculptures into poses that will be easier on their spines.

200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin,
TX
US

Everyone has a different vision of how their living space should look, which is why ART on 5th fills its three-level, 6,000-square-foot gallery with art to suit all tastes. Works by notable names such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Theodor Seuss Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss—rub shoulders with rotating collections from some 60 lesser-known artists.

In addition to displaying fine paintings, ART on 5th offers custom-framing services, and backs each of its frames with a lifetime guarantee. The store’s artisans meticulously choose a flattering frame for each piece from more than 3,000 styles—helping artwork mesh stylistically with its destination, be it a living-room wall or an endless hall of mirrors. They eschew colored, paper mats in favor of neutral-toned, hand-wrapped linen mats, leaving some wiggle room between art and frame and imbuing each piece with richness and depth. Each frame is hung with kevlar, a bulletproof material that prevents damage caused by rusted hanging wires and showboating ’80s action-movie stars.

3005 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US

1020 Glass Art and Decor takes its name from its mission to provide exquisite artwork to everyday people by often pricing its handmade glass creations between $10 and $20. Behind the downtown Austin’s space-age art-deco storefront, their sales team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable designers and art experts as they amass a collection of more than 5,000 glass vases, drink sets, bowls, figurines, and chandeliers. As a locally-owned business, 1020 takes pride in its community and boosts the city’s culture scene by employing 10 highly trained in-house art consultants. They also give back through charitable functions and support of area nonprofits, such as Project Transitions’s hospice and housing care for HIV and AIDS patients. The designers even show their love for their home state through their inventory, with a number of Texas-themed pieces available for purchase, such as a majestic longhorn steer, a golden-horn wine stopper, or a miniaturized Lyle Lovett imprisoned in a crystal paperweight.

208 Colorado St
Austin,
TX
US

More than 500 animals inhabit the grounds at Capital of Texas Zoo, a haven for wildlife education and a breeding ground for more than 14 endangered species. The zoo's residents include zebras, ringtail lemurs, and a rare white tiger, not to be confused with a ghost tiger. Other appearances from the animal kingdom include peacocks, kangaroos, turtles, and lions.

Educational animal shows highlight a specific member of the zoo, such as the Wings show, which stars eurasian eagle owl Hedwig, who has made appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and in the movie Furry Vengeance. The zoo also takes to the road with traveling animal shows that involve a cast of six exotic reptiles, mammals, and birds, which makes appearances at birthday parties, schools, or events. With lessons catered to the age of the audience, the animals teach children to respect other living things and remind adults why they can?t keep falcons as pets.

376 Jenkins Rd
Cedar Creek,
TX
US