As Winter settles in and the sun sets earlier, we started thinking about the best indoors things to do in Austin, day or night, rain or shine, no matter the temp.
Wrack Your Brain at the Escape Game
Located downtown across from the Convention Center, Escape Game features 5 mind boggling rooms to stretch your mind and get you and your crew thinking outside the box. One of the best parts about playing Escape Game is that you don’t need to know what you’re doing to have a blast. In fact, you won’t have any clue what you’re doing when your game host brings you to your chosen room and closes the door behind you. All rooms are rated by difficulty and are usually easier to solve with more players. Each has its own uniquely themed story and puzzles so there’s truly something for everyone. Simply choose a room to buy your tickets online and show up. Whether you’re a large group or a couple out for date night, trust us you’ll want all the brains and hands you can get to help you escape. The Escape Room is guaranteed to be at least 90 minutes of maddening, memorable fun.
Location: Downtown Austin
Cost: $33 per person
Days & Hours: Daily from around 8am - 11pm
Blow Your Mind at Wonder Spaces
Arriving in Austin during covid, Wonder Spaces offers 28,000 square feet of art installations to dazzle every corner of your mind. An exquisite fun house of varied installations of light, mirror, technology, and pure imagination, Wonder Spaces features a sensually diverse experience that everyone will love. Tickets sell out, so check online to find a day and time to go spend a few hours blowing your mind with this indoor activity that features plenty of space for socially distanced fun alone or with your crew.
Location: Northwest Austin
Cost: $15 to $24 per ticket
Days & Hours: Open every day but Monday
Take a Step Back in Time at Inner Space Cavern
Okay, so Inner Space Caverns is not technically “indoors” but it is a wondrous sprawl of safe and cozy rooms to explore deep underground where it’s guaranteed to be the same 72 degrees all year round. Explore one of Texas’s best preserved caves in Georgetown, about a 30 minute drive north of Austin. Inner Space offers an up-close view of 10,000 year old animal bones, beautiful formations, and rooms of all shapes and sizes. Choose your own level of adventure from beginner to daring.
Location: 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Rd., Georgetown, TX 78626
Cost: Tickets start at $14.95
Days & Hours: Open daily
Enjoy Illusiions at Magic’s Theatre
Located in Southwest Austin, Magic's Theater offers a full auditorium sized Magic show on Saturday nights. They normally feature a close up magic show on Friday nights, but due to covid that is limited to private shows offered daily with 24 hour advance booking. Magic’s Theater also features a small but intriguing magic museum with pieces from Harry Houdini's collection and other prominent and historic magicians. There’s a snack bar and they also encourage you to bring your own wine with a small corkage fee.
Location: Out near Dripping Springs
Cost: $30 per ticket
Days & Hours: Shows on the weekends
Learn to Shoot at the Range
Looking for some serious action? Try hitting The Range to shoot Uzis indoors. There’s no better way to bond and blow off steam with your family and friends. The Range features a state of the art facility and immersive experience that begins the moment you step inside. Pick from shooting packages featuring, pistols, revolvers, shotguns, modern rifles, and/or automatic firearms! Packages start at $49. Your party's Safety Officer will run you through the protocol and demonstrate proper usage of your gun(s)..
Location: South IH35
Cost: Packages vary
Days & Hours: Open Daily from 10am to 9pm