Make sure that you start your year off right. This January, there’s a ton of amazing things to do in Nashville to help you accomplish just that. Read on to discover 15 wonderful things to do this January in Austin.
1-6. Experience Magical Candlelight Concerts
Experience an absolutely magical winter here in Austin, with Fever Originals’ wildly popular Candlelight concert series to Austin.
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay
- Candlelight: The Best of Frank Sinatra
- Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi
- Candlelight Flamenco: A Journey through Spain
- Candlelight: The Best of Metallica and Schubert
- Candlelight: Gift Card
7. Dine in the Dark
Ever wondered what it is like to eat in the dark? Eminent psychologists have been advocating dining in the dark as the ultimate taste experience for many years. Studies show that 80 percent of people eat with their eyes; with that sense eliminated, the theory is that the other senses—namely taste and smell—take over to elevate your meal to a whole new level. After donning your blindfold in the darkened, candlelit room, you’ll soon realize that focusing on taste and smell alone can be a truly enlightening experience—provided you’re not afraid of the dark!
8. Explore One of Austin’s Oldest Residencies
Travel back in time with this self-guided tour of one of Austin’s most historic residences. Walk through the former slave quarters and the main house, which is authentically furnished to tell the site’s history from its beginning in 1856, up to 1930. Learn about Austin’s history through a site that experienced it all over decades of occupancy- births, deaths, the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression and two world wars.
9. See The Best Texas Has To Offer
Anyone that has ever road tripped out of state understands the sheer size of Texas. And with its enormousness, there’s plenty to see and do in the Lonestar State. From state parks and small towns, to luscious vineyards, to some strange little oddities along the way, here’s some exploration inspiration for my fellow Texan wanderlusts.
10-11. Catch A Movie
Avatar 2: Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.
- AMC Black Ticket: Check out the listings and movie times of our participating AMC movie theatres, get your Fever ticket, and go have fun!
12. Explore Austin’s Most Haunted
If you are drawn to stories of the macabre, then this night tour is for you! Enjoy tales of murder, mystery, unrequited love, and many, many ghosts while taking a leisurely stroll. In Austin, nearly every street corner has a story to tell; with the right guide, you’ll uncover the hidden stories that can’t be found in textbooks. Don’t miss this walking experience under the cover of darkness—you’ll find that expert storytellers combined with the weirdness of Austin make for a hauntingly good tour!
13. Visit The Museum Of Ice Cream
Let your imagination run wild this fall in the state capital as Museum of Ice Cream has brought their stunning and whimsical experiums to Austin. MOIC, based in New York City, crafts surreal and saturated landscapes splashed with dazzling installations through which visitors are invited to connect with themselves and the environment around them.
14. Go On a Secret Food Tour of Downtown, Austin
On Austin: Secret Food Tour, you’ll try wonderful foods created for our city. We’ll navigate you past the tourist traps and into the best restaurants to make your city visit truly memorable. We have a great history and are known for our weird sense of the world, as well as our amazing thriving music scene, cultural landmarks, and incredible food. With dishes dating back to our Aztec days, we’re steeped in history. As you taste, you’ll learn how the Aztecs, as well as our immigrants, have shaped the flavors of this modern metropolis.
15. Hop Aboard Austin’s Salt Lick and Winery Shuttle
Searching for an affordable and fun way to get out to Salt Lick and Texas wineries? Look no further. This BBQ and Wine shuttle is great for solo travelers, couples, and small groups wanting to take a break from Austin for the best of the Hill Country.