4 Scenic Overlooks in Austin, Texas Worth Checking Out

Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating.

There is an endless number of things to do in Austin and the surrounding areas, but if you only have a short stay and you’re interested in capturing the best views (and photos!), here are some of the most scenic overlooks in Austin to take in the views.

Pennybacker Bridge

Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, TX

Bridge with a weathered steel arch that provides scenic views for drivers, bikers & pedestrians.

Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas

5.1-acre park known for its elevated summit offering sweeping views of Lake Austin.

The Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake/Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail (Lady Bird Lake) Boardwalk

In the heart of Austin is the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields and cultural attractions.

The Oasis on Lake Travis

The Oasis on Lake Travis in Austin Texas

The Oasis on Lake Travis is a lakeside restaurant nestled in the Hill Country of Austin, Texas offering delicious Tex-Mex food and incredible views of Lake Travis.

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