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Explore Austin

Our Travel Guide to Austin!


OUTDOORS:

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 : http://www.austin360.com/music/
- Stubbs
- Mohawk
- Parish
- Antone's
- The Continental Club

SHOPPING:

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 http://www.simon.com/mall/the-domain

Second Street District | http://www.2ndstreetdistrict.com

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

RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN:
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. | https://austin.eater.com/2018/1/17/16899346/fareground-food-hall-guide-where-to-eat-austin-photos-dai-due-contigo-emmer-rye-easy-tiger

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

La Condesa | Mexican | https://lacondesa.com/austin

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

Second Bar & Kitchen | American | Farm to table http://congressaustin.com/second/

Parkside | American | Farm to Table http://parkside-austin.com/

Backspace| Italian & Pizza | Right next to Parkside and great wood fire oven food http://thebackspace-austin.com/

Easy Tiger | Sausages, beer & bakery. Wonderful bakery and coffee in the morning. | http://easytigeraustin.com/

Swifts Attic | American | Retro | Small Plates http://swiftsattic.com/

Stubbs BBQ | http://www.stubbsbbq.com/

RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN:

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

Launderette | Upscale American | Great Brunch https://launderetteaustin.com/

Josephine House | http://josephineofaustin.com/

Jacoby's | Southern| http://www.jacobysaustin.com/

Uchi | Sushi | https://uchiaustin.com/
BARS:
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. http://www.raineystbars.com/

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
BREWERIES: Best information found on this article: https://austin.eater.com/maps/best-austin-breweries-taprooms-tours
BRUNCH: Best information found on this article: https://austin.eater.com/maps/best-brunch-austin-restaurants-heatmap

CULTURE:
- The Blanton Museum http://www.blantonmuseum.org/
- Bullock Museum http://www.thestor yoftexas.com/
- LBJ Presidential Library
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden https://www.umlaufsculpture.org/
- Zilker Botanical Garden http://www.zilkergarden.org/
- LBJ Wildflower Center https://www.wildflower.org/
- Graffiti Park at Castle Hills https://www.facebook.com/CastleHillATX/
- Hope Outdoor Gallery http://hopecampaign.org/hopeprojects/hope-outdoor-gallery/

EXCURSIONS OUTSIDE OF AUSTIN:
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.

http://www.downtownaustin.com/
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