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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.

Racetrack
“It's hard to make the F1 circuit but you'll never know if you've got what it takes unless you get behind the wheel. Circuit of the Americas now offers a Karting experience that is out of this world! With karts that go up to 55mph and a track that features 15 turns, this is an exceptional way to see the one and only F1 track in the United States.”
143 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Tasty, kinda fancy, and delicious cocktails. Can dress up or down, check out the happy hour for duck fat fries and drink specials!”
202 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice little cafe within walking distance. From espresso drinks to happy hour on the patio. GF bread.”
204 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Nice view. Even great coffee. Some nights there is live music on the patio.”
160 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A classy yet casual seafood restaurant on South Congress, Perla’s has a lot to offer from oysters to fish to burgers and a beautiful front patio to enjoy people watching. ”
192 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Part of the Chuy's family. Have some Creamy Jalapeño while enjoying some views. ”
152 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Great spot to take photos! Wonder aimlessly through the trails and over the creeks.”
120 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Cute restaurant, cute cocktails, cute desserts, great if you’re in town on a girls trip! ”
160 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beer garden with ping pong tables! Chill 6th street find in the midst of dirty.”
160 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the area that people talk about when they mention "6th st". It has a lot of bars including shot bars, food trucks, a piano bar, pedi-cabs, and cheap drinks.”
179 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Located near the corner of Baylor and 12th Street, Graffiti Park is a massive, abandoned site covered with artwork and words of all colors and textures. If you’re lucky, you’ll find artists at work, or grab a can of spray paint and have your kids join in.”
101 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Contigo is a little further out in the Mueller neighborhood but great food and patio. Also good for brunch.”
189 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Did someone say cheese curds? Their deep fried cheese curds are the closest you’re going to find to actually being in Wisconsin. YUM. It’s a cozy bar inside with an outdoor patio. You can catch a game on their big screen TVs. Parking can be tricky - if the lot is full, check side streets but be sure to read “residential parking only” signs. ”
182 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Tex Mex at Chuys’ is a must! Burritos as big as your face (says so on menu) and swirl margs of strawberry or mango perfect on hot day. Or any day. ”
156 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Another Tyson Cole favorite. Japanese farmhouse cuisine and high-end sushi. Full bar. Reservations a must unless you get there early for happy hour and eat in the bar. Central Austin.”
154 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Juan in a Million has the famous “Don Juan” which you better come hungry to eat.”
142 locals recommend