Austin sunrise spot?
July 19, 2008 11:09 PM   Subscribe

Where is the best place in/near Austin, TX to see a sunrise?
posted by comwiz to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Mount Bonnell. Climb up on top of the seating area roof.

posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:22 PM on July 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

Yeah, Mount Bonnell for sure.
posted by Nattie at 11:28 PM on July 19, 2008

From the top of Enchanted Rock.
posted by chrisamiller at 12:06 AM on July 20, 2008

ditto for Enchanted Rock.
posted by yeoja at 1:35 AM on July 20, 2008

In town, a fun bike ride to the top of the parking garage at Book People and REI (Whole Foods old location) isn't bad; you don't get to see the sun as it breaks the horizon (it's behind downtown buildings) but you see it soon, and it's pretty to watch it break over the city.

Then haul ass over the the Congress Ave bridge to watch the bats drop back under the bridge -- everyone has seen them take off, and that's cool and all, but it's also fun to see them dip and flip down and under; they're quite the aerobatics, they get close and then fall out the sky, then ZAM ! up and under and into their home.

If you know anyone with a job or condo in a highrise, buy them breakfast, and send me their phone number, and I'll buy their breakfast also.
posted by dancestoblue at 2:48 AM on July 20, 2008

Agreed. Get me in to that highrise!

Or, in a pinch, Mt. Bonnell and Enchanted Rock are the way to go.

Does anyone know any bigwig at the Front Bank Tower that could sneak us in to the ob deck? :)
posted by spiderwire at 4:05 AM on July 20, 2008

Another vote for Enchanted Rock, many years ago we went camping during a full moon. We got up around 4-5am and climbed to the top in the moonlight to watch the sun come up. Very, very cool time that will stick in my memory for a long time.
posted by beowulf573 at 5:47 AM on July 20, 2008

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