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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.

Outdoor Event Space
“Largest city park with great views to the city, where people play sports, bring dogs, have picnics, and relax. ”
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Pool
“THE NUMBER 1 : MUST DO" IN AUSTIN! - 68 Degrees year round, Refreshingly cold! - Steam rises off it in the winter, cools your core in the summer. -1/8 mile long plus , Olympic pool wide”
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Capitol Building
“Drive/walk from south congress avenue towards downtown for an amazing view of the capitol. You may book an inside tour or simply walk around the beautiful yard. ”
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BBQ Restaurant
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“If you don't mind to wake up early and wait in a large line, you have to go to Franklin Barbecue, which is definitely the best!”
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Cinema
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“Enjoy non-traditional movie fare served at your seat while you watch a movie. They have current, popular titles as well as classics and indie. ”
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Shopping Centre
“Free parking available makes it convenient for shopping and dining. Food trucks, fine dining and casual restaurants, popular for happy hour.”
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Pizza Place
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“Voted best pizza in Austin many times. The location off of 53rd is our fave. NY style pizza with the best sandwiches on all of Austin. Seriously, try the turkey sub. ”
344local recommendations
Mountain
“Amazing views of the river, please note it requires multiple steps to get there! ”
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Rock Club
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“In the heart of South Congress, The Continental Club is still one of the best spots to see live music around Austin, 7 nights a week. There's also the Continental Gallery just upstairs that also has music happening. You can't lose! ”
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Burger Restaurant
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“Not your regular hamburger! Must try the hamburgers, fries, and shakes. It also serves cocktails and beer.”
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Pizza Place
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“Small closed off street with lots of bars and restaurants just a 5 minute drive from the house. ”
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History Museum
“Between the state capitol and UT-Austin. Go if it's too hot outside, or go for the IMAX films.”
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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“It might be more crowded than it ever was before, but I still love it and it still represents a bit of old Austin. Delicious and very reasonably priced vegetarian food. Breakfast and lunch. ”
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Lake
“A must-do, this famous lake is home to a wide variety of outdoors activities. Pro tip: rent a kayak, paddle board, canoe or boat around sunset time to watch 1.5+ Million bats go out from under the South Congress bridge! You may also make a reservation at a bat sightseeing boat which includes a guided tour. ”
377local recommendations
Japanese Restaurant
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“is my favorite sushi place on the planet. They charge for it...but it's worth every penny. I'd definitely make a reservation if this is your jam. (They do a great happy hour from 5-6, but you have to get their early, or make a reservation to get a seat)”
318local recommendations
Art Museum
“Great art space with easy parking at the UT campus and directly across the street from the Bullock Texas History Museum.”
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