August 6, 2014 | Barb Carr

Things to Do: Austin, Texas TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course

System Improvements will be holding in a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Austin, TX on August 18, 2014. There will be plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the city after each day of the course, or you may want to spend a few extra days after the course to really go out and experience all Austin has to offer.

Austin is the Texas state capitol and full of life, music, and entertainment. Everywhere you go in Austin it is bursting with excitement and adventure. There is plenty to do for all ages from adventuring through Zilker Park to enjoying all the live music throughout the city. Below I have listed some of my favorite things to do when visiting. Just click on the links to learn more information about each activity.


Graffiti Park – This is one of the places that makes visiting Austin so unique. Austin as its’ very own graffiti park that is constantly changing and evolving.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden – This is an outdoor museum featured around the artist Charles Umlauf. What makes this museum trip unique is while you tour the gardens and sculptures you get to drink beer from Austin Beerworks.

Antonelli’s Cheese Class – Do you love cheese? Then this is the place for you. You can literally sample a hundred different types of cheese and for a small fee you can bring your own spirits.

Zilker Park – Get out and enjoy the beautiful Austin weather in this 350+ acre park. You can spend your time swimming, hiking, kayaking, or just relaxing in the sun.

Pinballz Arcade – Want to kick back and relive your childhood? Pinballz Arcade is just the place. They have over 200 classic games and a 100+ of those games are pinball machines that include the Top 30 rated pins of all time. Each pinball machine you see is on sale and you can have them delivered to your home or business.

Rocket Electrics – Explore Austin like never before with cool electric bikes. They offer truly unique tours from Austin Foodie Bike Tour to a Live Music Capitol of the World Bike Tour to a Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour and much much more.

The Austin Brew Bus – If craft beer is your thing you need to check out The Austin Brew Bus tours. Experience Austin’s top brew companies, and the best part is you don’t have to worry about driving!

L.B.J. Presidential Library – If history is more your style then the Presidential Library is the perfect place. It is a library and interactive museum. Perfect for the whole family.

6th Street – It is where you go for Austin entertainment such as restaurants, bars, and live music. Every restaurant and bar has a live band playing every night, after all it is the Live Music Capitol of the World. 6th Street even has a haunted hotel called The Driskill Hotel.

Lake Travis – Head out to Lake Travis and check out the Oasis for great food and beautiful sunsets. If adventure is more your thing then check out Lake Travis Zip-line Adventures.


Stubb’s Bar-B-Q – In the mood for some delicious beer, brisket, and music? Then Stubb’s is the placef for you!

Uchi – Want to break away from all the BBQ Austin as to offer? Then check out this Japanese restaurant in Austin. Their chef Tyson Cole won the Best Chef Southwest in 2011.

Polvos Mexican Restaurant – This Tex Mex restaurant is know for its’ huge salsa bar and tasty mexican drinks. So stop by and enjoy good the food and a unique atmosphere.

The Whip In – Looking for something a little weird and out of the ordinary? The Whip In is just that. They have massive selection of beer on tap and the Indian cuisine is to die for.

Nubian Queen Lola’s Soul Food – This restaurant is cash only, but they have authentic cajun cuisine. They also have all you can eat gumbo on Fridays. Truly a unique and quirky dining experience.

Franklin BBQ – One of Austin’s most famous BBQ restaurants. You want to get there early because lines begin to form in the morning for their world famous brisket, but you can skip the line a grab a fully cooked brisket that is chilled, packed, and ready to go.

Parkside – This restaurant is recommended by our own course instructor Dave Janney. He had a celebrity sighting here of Russell Brand, the famous European comedian.

Want to join in on the fun? It is easy, just click here and sign up today!

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin, TX? Please leave comments below.

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