Sightseeing in Northwest Austin

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The blazing red interior of Fireoak Grill mimics the fiery grill many of the offerings on the menu emerge from. This casual interior invites visitors to stroll up to the counter to place their orders, whether it's sizzling double cheeseburgers, blackened fish tacos, veggie quesadillas, or steak wraps lined with homemade sauces and salsa. Plates of salmon, tilapia, and chicken dinners are served with two sides like homemade onion rings, and everything can be paired with wine and silverware brought from home.

12518 Research Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US

The Austin Aquarium packs an array of aquatic wonders with its 24,000 square feet; its exhibits encompass marine habitats from around the world, housing more than 3,000 species from Oregon to Indonesia in its aquariums and aviaries. Among the activities, visitors can feel the skin of rays or tempt birds or younger siblings with handfuls of nectar. The aquarium also hosts behind-the-scenes tours and sleepovers in which kids can get a glimpse into the ocean at night, when even the mightiest sharks cower in fear from plankton's elongated shadows.

13530 North Highway 183
Austin,
TX
US