1. Austin: A Downtown History Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of downtown Austin with a guide to dive into its history. Hear tales of the infamous red light district, where sex workers, blacksmiths, maids, and porters made their homes. Along the way, discover how Austin became the vibrant and dynamic city it is today. Meet your guide outside the Halcyon Coffee shop and follow them around the buzzing streets of downtown Austin. Step inside the Romanesque-style building of Driskill Hotel, the oldest operating hotel in the city. In the historic setting of The Driskill, learn about the eccentric and heroic Austinites who shaped the city's story. Listen carefully as your guide paints a vivid picture of the past through storytelling. From cowboys to condos, take a walk through the history of Austin, ending in what was once a roaring red light district sprinkled with bars and saloons. Find out how an area that was home to hundreds of prostitutes from the early 1870s, saw its shutdown by moral crusaders in 1913.