The bats are Austin’s official mascot and don’t disappoint when 1.5 million bats take flight from the downtown Congress Ave. Bridge.jpg
Top 5 Tips to See the Austin Bats:
1. Go in Late July - Early September to see the best flights 2. Park in the Austin American Statesman parking lot on Congress Ave. (free after 6 pm) 3. Arrive by 8:20 pm to ensure you don't miss the sunset and the flight 4. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn (less dangerous than the bridge if you have kids) 5. Bring some bug spray (the bats are coming out to eat mosquitos y'all, so who are the mosquitos going to eat?).