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Our Travel Guide to Austin!


Lady Bird Lake - Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals for from Waller Creek Boathouse

Zilker Park & Zilker Botanical Garden

Barton Springs

Covert Park at Mount Bonnell

Lady Bird Lake Hikes

South Congress: Take uber or park next to South Congress Hotel. Has many restaurants, quirky shops, Allen’s Boots (a must!!), some nice bars (The South Congress Hotel is nice) and a real Austin vibe.

MUSIC: - Lot’s of live music all around Austin. Check Austin 360 to see who is playing :
- Stubbs
- Mohawk
- Parish
- Antone's
- The Continental Club


The Domain: 15 minute drive from Downtown. A very nice shopping village with plenty of restaurants, bars, and all the stores you need e.g. Macy’s, Apple, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and more

Second Street District |

South Congress | Ask Uber to drop you at BigTop Candy Shop.

Food Trucks | Austin is famous for its food truck culture. Food trucks can be found spread all over Austin.

Voodoo Donuts | Famous for its crazy and quirky donuts. Located on 6th Street.
Fareground Austin | Austin’s first food hall. Has a bunch of nice restaurants and a bar, all at a good price. Highly recommend! Located on Congress Avenue and 2nd Street. |

Lamberts | Upscale BBQ located Downtown | http://www.lamber
Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ | Casual BBQ joint located downtown |

La Condesa | Mexican |

Franklin BBQ | Famous BBQ Restaurant. Lines start to form in the morning and it closes when the food has sold out, typically by 3pm. |

Second Bar & Kitchen | American | Farm to table

Parkside | American | Farm to Table

Backspace| Italian & Pizza | Right next to Parkside and great wood fire oven food

Easy Tiger | Sausages, beer & bakery. Wonderful bakery and coffee in the morning. |

Swifts Attic | American | Retro | Small Plates

Stubbs BBQ |


Torchy’s Tacos | Great inexpensive tacos. Located on South Congress Ave.

Launderette | Upscale American | Great Brunch

Josephine House |

Jacoby's | Southern|

Uchi | Sushi |
Rainey Street - Must do!! A street lined with many funky bars and little eateries. Popular area for bars and happy hour. 5 minute walk from convention center.

6th Street | lined with bars and live music. Similar to Bourbon Street of New Orleans, or Beale Street in Memphis.
Congress Avenue | Bars and restaurants all up and down the street.
Speakeasy | Live music & rooftop lounge | 412 Congress Ave.

The Market | 319 Colorado St, Downtown

Hanger Lounge | vintage-airport-themed hangout with DJs & buzzy rooftop lounge | 318 Colorado St, Downtown

Seersucker | upscale American comfort food pairs with cool cocktails in high-end Western digs. | 415 Colorado St, Downtown

The Driskill Hotel Bar | Very grand and old Texas. | 604 Brazos Street, Downtown.
The Intercontinental Hotel Bar | Located on 2nd level of hotel, 701 Congress Ave.
Upstairs at Caroline | 2nd floor of The Aloft Hotel Downtown
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- The Blanton Museum
- Bullock Museum http://www.thestor
- LBJ Presidential Library
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden
- Zilker Botanical Garden
- LBJ Wildflower Center
- Graffiti Park at Castle Hills
- Hope Outdoor Gallery

The Oasis on Lake Travis - MUST DO!!
Magnolia Market at The Silos | Home of Chip and Joanna Gaines HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper | Waco, Texas
JOSH & MADDIE’S TOP PICKS: - Stroll around Downtown going up and down Congress Ave, and from 1st to 6th streets à especially nice at night with fairy lights in trees. - Grab a bite at the new Fareground Austin Food Hall. - Check out Rainey Street à bar hop while you’re at it and check out the many funky bars. - Grab a beer and pizza at The ABGB Brewery à The pizza is AMAZING!! - Take a walk around Zilker Park and check out Barton Springs à beautiful nature & a famous Austin swimming hole. - Bike/walk/run around Lady Bird Lake. Can access from city side or from South Congress/Zilker park side. - Must go to The Oasis at Lake Travis à grab a margarita and take in the beautiful views. - Stroll up and down South Congress Avenue à grab a bite to eat at Torchy’s Tacos, check out Allen’s Boots, reenergize with a coffee from Tom’s Café, then relax with a drink at the South Congress Hotel. - Enjoy some Texas BBQ at one of the many BBQ joints. - Grab a quirky donut from Voo Doo Donuts.

Downtown Austin

The Downtown Austin Alliance website provides great info & resources about getting around, parking, events, things to do, places to see, and where to eat & drink.
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