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Austin: Haunted History Ghost Tour

1. Austin: Haunted History Ghost Tour

On this ghost tour you will visit haunted locations such as The Omni Hotel, the William Sidney Porter House, and the Museum of the Weird, among countless oddball restaurants and vintage shops.  Austin has a unique way of encouraging eccentric behavior with its infamous element of the weird. The history of the capital of Texas offers shocking stories of forbidden lovers, heartbreaking suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents.  Some of the ghosts you may encounter on this historic ghost tour are playful and harmless, but others are quite wicked and have committed some horrific crimes in their lifetimes. Stroll through hotspots in the "City of Bats" on this ghost tour and explore the dark side of the city's charming downtown streets. You’ll not only visit the most haunted places in town, but also discover the history that lives on in each building.  Keep your cameras ready because some pretty spooky footage has been captured on some of these expeditions. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the suicide brides roaming around the Driskill, or witness the legendary "Man with the Cigar" who thoughtfully paces around the Paramount Theatre.  Loads of tall tales will skim the surface of Austin’s history, but you will also hear true stories that have been thoroughly fact-checked and researched.

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From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

2. From Austin: Hill Country BBQ & Wine Shuttle

Meet your guide in downtown Austin at the visitor center, then board your shuttle bus for the day and head out into the sprawling Texan countryside. The first stop of the day is Austin’s most famous BBQ joint, Salt Lick BBQ. At the BBQ, enjoy a tasting session of some of the very best meat and food that Texas has to offer, and soak up this friendly atmosphere. The tour does not include the cost of the tasting. It's recommended to budget $35 per person for your meal, however, you can bring your own alcohol to enjoy with your food. After the BBQ, you'll wind through the hills and stop at two different wineries so that you can sample delicious Texas wines - all while taking in those gorgeous hill country views.

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Austin: Murder By Gaslight Ghost Tour

3. Austin: Murder By Gaslight Ghost Tour

Discover the dark underbelly of Austin. Hear the chilling tales of violent deaths, suicides, serial killings, and ghosts who just plain refuse to check out of their hotels. Enjoy this adults-only tour that explores the dark, dangerous, and spooky side of 19th century Austin while exploring the city’s historic district.  Learn all about the city’s scariest spots, including Dumont’s Down Low, Guy Town, Oilcan Harry’s, Driskill Hotel, Omni Hotel, the historic Old Courthouse, and Moonlight Tower.

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Austin: Family-Friendly Ghosts of Austin Tour

4. Austin: Family-Friendly Ghosts of Austin Tour

Find out all about Austin’s history, hauntings, and ghosts on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a ghostly tour that will keep all the family entertained. Begin your spooky adventure with an introduction to Austin’s haunted past. Then, set off to visit some of the most haunted locations in the city, such as the Driskill, the Texas Governor's Mansion, and the Texas State Capitol. As you walk, hear about the intricacies of Austin’s haunted history and possible explanations for the hauntings.

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Haunted Austin: City Exploration Game

5. Haunted Austin: City Exploration Game

Embark on a city exploration game in Austin as you play the role of Ted Quigley, a student haunted by the voices of the dead. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Explore the areas surrounding the Texas State Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion, the eerie Moonlight Towers, and some lesser-known places. Learn about the fascinating path of history which may connect America’s first serial killer to one of the most famed assassins of all time. Begin the game at Clearfield Lawn Care and finish at Moonshine Grill. Walk at your own pace, pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. After your booking, receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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Austin: Romantic Walking Tour for Domestic Tourists

6. Austin: Romantic Walking Tour for Domestic Tourists

Visit the most romantic sights in the weird and captivating city of Austin, in the company of a professional guide. Check out the best places to have a date in the city. Discover the city's most photogenic corners and secret sites. Get the inside track on the romance of Austin as you stroll its streets. Learn the many historical love stories hidden in the buildings and parks of the city: from the heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious and spicy. Enjoy sites including Austin's famous moonlight towers. Icons of the city, they are regarded as odd to some, romantic to others, and odd-romantic to most. See the ultimate Austin quirk in the only city in the world which still puts them to use.

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Austin: Romantic Walking Tour for Seniors

7. Austin: Romantic Walking Tour for Seniors

Visit the most romantic sights in the weird and captivating city of Austin, in the company of a professional guide. Check out the best places to have a date in the city. Discover the city's most photogenic corners and secret sites. Get the inside track on the romance of Austin as you stroll its streets. Learn the many historical love stories hidden in the buildings and parks of the city: from the heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious and spicy. Enjoy sites including Austin's famous moonlight towers. Icons of the city, they are regarded as odd to some, romantic to others, and odd-romantic to most. See the ultimate Austin quirk in the only city in the world which still puts them to use.

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Austin: Romantic Walking Tour for European Tourists

8. Austin: Romantic Walking Tour for European Tourists

Visit the most romantic sights in the weird and captivating city of Austin, in the company of a professional guide. Check out the best places to have a date in the city. Discover the city's most photogenic corners and secret sites. Get the inside track on the romance of Austin as you stroll its streets. Learn the many historical love stories hidden in the buildings and parks of the city: from the heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious and spicy. Enjoy sites including Austin's famous moonlight towers. Icons of the city, they are regarded as odd to some, romantic to others, and odd-romantic to most. See the ultimate Austin quirk in the only city in the world which still puts them to use.

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What people are saying about Austin

My friend and I came to Austin for a girls weekend and wanted to experience Salt Lick & some wineries but didn't want to have to rent a car. This was the perfect amount of time and our guide, Jax was AMAZING! Highly recommend!

Jax was great. Friendly, informative and fun. Happily took pictures whenever we needed. Had some decent BBQ, great wine and enjoyed a scenic ride in hill country. A fun experience!

We had a great tour guide Trace. He is awesome. Made the ride to and back not boring. Great food at Salt Lick and wine was great at both wineries. We meet beautiful people ❤.

Matt was an excellent tour guide, he made the trip a lot of fun. Who doesn't like BBQ and wine?