7 Unique and Unforgettable Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Austin, TX

Birthdays. Everybody has one a year. While any day of the year is right to treat yourself or just do something adventurous, birthdays seem to be the only time we always do! Austin Detours offers amazing birthday experiences that are perfect for friends & family to enjoy. Ditch the boring birthday dinner & drinks, and opt for a scavenger hunt, a food & drink crawl, a tour through a distillery, a Hill Country excursion, and more with the wonderful folks at Austin Detours as your guides!

Since this epic day only comes around every 365 days – why not try something different, something extraordinary? Austin, TX has endless unique and incredible adventures and experiences to suit any birthday boy or girl. Besides our own unique tour offerings, here are a few of our other favorite, not so common ways to celebrate your birthday in Austin!


Photo via Austin Biplane.

Fly over Austin

Adventure? Let’s cut right to it. There is no more breathtaking (literally) way to spend your day than soaring thousands of feet above Austin with Austin Biplane. Bring someone close to you to experience the thrill and the views as this intimate flight only allows two passengers. They have trips ranging from 20 – 45 minutes that fly over downtown Austin, Lake Travis and the Hill Country.

Food Tour Austin

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Eat your way through the city

Want to sample the best in Austin food trucks? How about BBQ? Austin Detours offers several food tours in Austin and the Hill Country that do just that! Each tour can be customized, making it perfect for unique birthdays. Of course – there will be cake (or other sweet goodies) and you will get to make a wish, but with us – you get to do it in the beating heart of the city!

Zilker Brewing\

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Drink where your craft beverage was made

Sure – going out for cocktails or beers is obvious when it comes to over 21 birthdays, but where you do it may not be. Did you know that – if you count all the little micropubs – Austin has an amazing 3,500 breweries? Places like Zilker Brewing Company, Hops & Grain, Independence Brewing Co. and South Austin Brewery are just a few.

Plus you have Jester King and more outside the city limits. Then there’s distilleries like Treaty Oak and Deep Eddy that offer a totally new insight into fine spirits. Wineries like Duchman, Driftwood and Fall Creek are always a favorite. Do you like cider? We have that as well. Visit places like Austin Eastciders and Texas Keeper Cider for beautiful tasting rooms and a refreshing, tasty drink.

Trapeze Texas

Photo via Trapeze Texas.

Soar like an acrobatic star

Acrobats are possibly the most interesting people in the world to watch. You don’t have to just watch others fly, swirl and captivate an audience in Austin! You can do it as well! Sky Candy offers lessons in everything from trapeze, silks, burlesque, aerials and more. Plus they have private lessons, perfect for your birthday. Also check out Trapeze Texas to really stretch out and swing through the air in East Austin.

Lone Star Riverboat

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Cruise around Lady Bird Lake

We love our waterways in Austin and seeing the city from the Colorado River, really does give it an entirely new look. Lone Star Riverboat who is known for their bat watching sunset cruises, also offers private charters. Add to this great experience by creating a theme for all those coming aboard!

Street Art Austin

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Paint the city

While Austin’s graffiti scene used to be underground, it’s no secret these days that we are a street art destination, home to endless talent. Don’t just look at our amazing art, learn how to spray paint yourself and leave your birthday mark on the city. Austin Detours will not only show you around the city’s street art scene, but also connect you with one of its great artists to create your very own mural.

Slumber Party Austin

Photo by Holy City Blonde.

Throw a slumber party

This isn’t your usual nocturnal gathering with a movies, candy and PJs. Oh no! We recommend sparing no expense on your Austin slumber party at one of the city’s incredible hotels. Get a room with a view at JW Marriott. Have all your wild requests fulfilled at W Austin, where there motto is whatever, whenever. Hit the pool at Hotel Van Zandt. There are so many big cozy beds in this city to choose from. We recommend checking in as early as possible, and sleeping in to take advantage of everything these fine hotels have to offer with a few of your friends.

Austin is definitely an events city! Whether your a local looking from something new or a visitor looking for the best city to have your next birthday – this one has something for you.



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