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Best things to do in Austin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bakery
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“Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood center, it’s an old-fashioned bakery and coffee house. Small and intimate, with some outdoor seating.”
120 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Popular Japanese, noodle and sushi restaurant. Very close. No reservations so get there early”
113 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The vegetarian restaurant has been serving Austin for nearly 40 years with a locally sourced menu full of creative salads, enchiladas, pastas, and plenty of vegetables. Don't skip the cashew tamari dressing. ”
108 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Multiple locations. A chill neighborhood coffee shop. Great Iced coffees for those warmer Austin mornings.”
82 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Delicious local fare in a cozy, period Hyde Park house. Best homemade french fries. Nice small neighborhood bar as well. Stroll there by foot on a nice night”
87 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Craft cocktails and incredible bar food. It never seems too busy despite great service and great drinks.”
99 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Take a break from the eternal TacoDeli vs Torchy's debate and just grab some rockin' inventions from Tyson. He's aight. Not too keen on their sour cream, but I dig that they served three taco plates and also plain old crisy beef tacos. A nice break from the battle over how many heart-stopping ingredients can fit in a tortilla vs what is the right sauce for did I get the right meat for this I don't know is corn better what do you like. Tyson's got super fresh ingredients and great queso. He may not knock out the top two, but he turtle-shelled Taco Shack right out of the game in my book.”
64 locals recommend
Bar
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“Grab a beer, snag a corner, and talk all night long (until 12 AM that is). ”
61 locals recommend
Bar
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“The popovers were a hit when Guy showed up with Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives ”
69 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Delicious Thai food with it’s own unique twist. Great for a cozy evening in or dine at the restaurant.”
45 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local art on the walls of this big, open but not too loud coffeehouse - perfect for working away from home. Funky-cool covered patio too. Bulletin board with local happenings. Has been here since the airport was at Mueller, and was right under the flight path back in the day. A classic, beloved, old Austin spot. ”
58 locals recommend
Café
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“Much more sophisticated and intimate than the previous ones on our list. Serving wine and appetizers only. ”
62 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Small and casual Tex-Mex in the neighborhood center. Try the Mexican Martini. Sit indoors or out.”
63 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“A nice treat if you want to pick up fancy cheese, bread and wine for the night. Cute Hyde Park neighborhood spot not too far from us.”
52 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Upscale Italian specializing in pizza and pasta in the Hyde Park neighborhood center (walk or bike there).”
52 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit the studio and home of Elizabeth Ney. A local female sculptor from the early Texas period. Peaceful and very interesting place to visit and learn a little local history. ”
41 locals recommend