6th Street Tours

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Austin’s 6th Street, sometimes known colloquially as Dirty Sixth, is the epicenter for late nights, free-flowing drinks, and all-around good times in the Live Music Capital of the World. This historical neighborhood is lined with bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops, and car traffic is blocked on weekends so pedestrians can take their party into the street.

The Basics
Tame by day and a bit raucous by night (especially on weekends), 6th Street should go on all party-goers’ lists of authentically Austin must-have experiences, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Go during the day as part of a guided city tour and learn more about the area’s history. Then return at night to swig a Lone Star beer, listen to live music on any given night, and enjoy the laid-back vibe of this cool Texas town.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • While 6th Street is sleepy during the day, it’s not appropriate for young kids in the evening, when the bar crowds fill the streets.
  • The scene skews heavily toward college students and 20-somethings, with shot bars and honky-tonks that cater to that demographic.
  • A portion of 6th Street is closed to traffic on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, so parking can be difficult to find.

How to Get There
“Dirty Sixth” refers to about a 7-block stretch of 6th Street between I-35 and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. You can get there by taking either of the main freeways, I-35 or TX-1 (Mopac), into downtown. Austin also has a small train line and a bus service operated by Capital Metro, and in the evenings you can usually find a pedicab to hire for a night of revelry so you don’t have to drive.

When to Get There
Thursday through Saturday nights, 6th Street is reliably jumping from about 10pm into the wee hours. If you don’t like huge crowds, you’d be wise to avoid visiting during festival weekends, such as South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival.

Have a Laugh
If you are looking for entertainment beyond the bars on 6th Street, buy tickets for a show at Esther’s Follies. This variety show will have you doubled over with laughter as it pokes fun at life in Austin and Texas in general, with a frequently updated take on current events, plus feats of magic. The theater fronts 6th Street and often uses passersby as unknowing participants in the show.
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Address: 6th Street, Austin, Texas, USA
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Austin Capitol Segway Tour

Experience Austin like never before on this guided Segway tour. Learn about the history of Austin while rolling past the Texas State Capitol, the Driskill hotel, historic Sixth Street, the hip strip of South Congress Avenue, the Rainey Street Historic District, and much more. Guided Segway training plus all the necessary equipment and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
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Cluetivity Bar Hop in Austin

Take bar hopping to the next level on a scavenger hunt through downtown Austin. Using an a game pre-loaded onto an iPad, you and your team race to each location, where clues, riddles, and mysteries await. Visits to historical landmarks, scenic parks, coffee shops, and the area’s best bars make this an easy alternative to standard city tours.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Austin and Texas Hill Country Small-Group Tour

Get acquainted with the impressive sights and verdant charm of Austin and Texas Hill County on a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Climb aboard a luxury, air-conditioned coach and admire important landmarks like the Texas Capitol, Mayfield Park and the Driskill Hotel from the comfort of your vehicle. Gasp at the natural splendor of the Lady Bird Lake and then delve into the rolling hills and glittering lakes of the beautiful Texas Hill Country region. Enjoy illuminating commentary from your guide throughout this tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Austin Electric Minibike Tour

Cruise around Austin in style on a fat-tire electric minibike. These easy-to-ride bikes sit two people and travel at a top speed of 20mph. Follow your guide around the city streets passing by popular landmarks including the Moody Theater, HOPE Outdoor Gallery, Driskill Hotel, numerous street art murals, and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Downtown Austin Historic Segway Tour

Explore historic downtown Austin on an informative and fun 2-hour Segway tour. See many of Austin’s historic landmarks including the Texas State Capitol building, the Driskill Hotel, and the Austin Convention Center, and roll along the 6th Street music district, the Texas Walk of Fame, and Congress Avenue, and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Austin Art and Architecture Bicycle Tour

Ride through downtown Austin and the University of Texas campus on a 2.5-hour bike tour that highlights the city's architecture and art. Take in downtown gems such as the Driskell Hotel and the Littlefield building, and check out the UT Tower and public artworks on campus. Top off this informative tour with stops outside the Texas State Capitol building, Bremond Block Historic District, and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Austin Segway Sightseeing Tour

What's so special about Austin? Well, let us show you!  On this 2.5 hr. guided Segway® tour, you'll see many of Austin's top destinations including:      - The Seaholm Power District - a key piece of Austin's past  - Austin's newly built $125M DT public library - giving you a feel for Austin's vibrant future (w/ amazing 360º city views)      - The Texas State Capitol grounds, Historic Congress Ave. & World Famous 6th St.    - Austin City Limits - where the live show taping takes place & Willie Nelson's famous bronze statue is honorably displayed   - Austin's beloved Auditorium Shores & the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue (the Legendary Blues Musician credited for making Austin well-known as the Live Music Capital of the World)   We're new to Trip Advisor...but our NEW FLEET, BIG-TIRE, CAPPED & CUSTOMIZED TOURS blow away the competition!
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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