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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Building
“The entire street of So CO is amazing and the heart of Austin with cafes' boutiques and wall murals painted by many locals ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Eclectic street with cool shops, fun places to eat, music venues and Austin paraphanelia.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Trail
“If you'd like to visit state park in Austin, the McKinney Falls State Park would be your closest choice.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Building
“Great area to do some shopping, eating, drinking, dessert, and even listen to some live music. One stop shop. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Oh, and there's a tower of junk. The Cathedral of Junk is a monstrosity made from metal pipes, rusty wheels and clocks. And people visit it all the time. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The closest brewery to AFA, just across on S. Congress and St. Elmo, is right next to Still Whiskey distillery. Both have food trucks!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is our local hangout. We love this place. The outdoor scene is amazing, we can bring our dogs, it's also kid friendly until 9pm AND it has THE best friend chicken sandwich you've ever put in your mouth!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Southpark Meadows has a little bit of everything. This outdoor mall boasts dozens of iconic stores as well as numerous places to eat and a large movie theater.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“One of the largest strip malls in the area. They also have a wonder movie theater with great reclining seats. Just down Old San Antonio towards Austin.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Tex-Mex at its best! Great happy hour. I LOVE their Cuban Martini (mojito) and Mexican Martinis. Their stuffed avocado dish is fabulous! Big beautiful outdoor covered patio! Great weekend brunch”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Great neighborhood hole in the wall spot for Tea time, coffee and other drinks. They have an good breakfast, as well as fish and chips are yummy! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This one is closest and it's one of the ol' skool HEB's with limited selection. It gives you a bit of the local flavor and I like that it's less gentrified than other HEB's..”
  • 15 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“I am just a Thai fanatic, everything they have is wonderful. I love the green curry :) ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Trail
“You're 1 mile away from one of Texas' state parks. Here you'll find several designated hiking trails. The namesake features of the park are the scenic upper and lower falls along Onion Creek. See a variety of wildlife, such as white-tail deer, raccoons, armadillos, coyote, cottontail rabbits and Fox squirrels. There are also many bird species you will see. It's best to take your car through, grab a map at the front entrance, and drive around until you find a good spot to get out and hike.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Roast house with artsy vibe serving craft coffee, wine, draft beer and food :)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great food and Mariachis once or twice a week. Family owned and operated. Great restaurant with a nice bar and an attached bakery.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is our local hangout. We love this place. The outdoor scene is amazing, we can bring our dogs, it's also kid friendly until 9pm AND it has THE best friend chicken sandwich you've ever put in your mouth!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Tex-Mex at its best! Great happy hour. I LOVE their Cuban Martini (mojito) and Mexican Martinis. Their stuffed avocado dish is fabulous! Big beautiful outdoor covered patio! Great weekend brunch”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Great neighborhood hole in the wall spot for Tea time, coffee and other drinks. They have an good breakfast, as well as fish and chips are yummy! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“I am just a Thai fanatic, everything they have is wonderful. I love the green curry :) ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great food and Mariachis once or twice a week. Family owned and operated. Great restaurant with a nice bar and an attached bakery.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Great sports bar offering a full bar with over 30 beers on tap and several large flat screens.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“This is another local spot. The has to be, hands down, the best Indian food here in Austin AND it's right down the street from us!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Voted some of the best vegan food in town - coming out of a tiny food truck.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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