Halfway between Houston and San Antonio, the city of Austin is one of the most populated urban centers in North America and is the state capital of Texas. The main places to visit in Austin revolve around its enviable natural environment, varied cultural offerings and high standard of living. To begin your visit, one of the main attractions in Austin is the Texas Capitol, the building that hosts the state's government and legislature, as well as the governor's office. It's possible to have a free guided visit of this impressive building. Around Lady Bird Lake is where a lot of Austin activities take place. You can continue your tour of Austin attractions by visiting Zilker Park, a nature reserve in the town center and one of the best things to see in Austin. Enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the port on Lake Austin should definitely be on your list of what to do in Austin. In the center of town, there are numerous museums and very interesting stuff to do in Austin. Among the most famous are the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Mexic-Arte Museum or the Elisabet Ney Museum. There are many religious buildings to see in Austin, like St. Mary's Cathedral, which is the most important of them all. The city's aquarium and zoo are great to visit if you're traveling with little ones. The whole family will love this immense space. There are many things to do in Austin and the surrounding area, come and enjoy this wonderful city!