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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.

Burger Restaurant
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“Burgers - Looks like a greasy spoon - IT IS! Rated one of the best burgers since the 70's & it's RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! You can literally walk there if you wanted to! I'd drive or bike though!”
10 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Bike store, Coffee and Vegan Ice Cream Shop. Friendly staff and say Hi to the owner Natalie!”
9 locals recommend
Café
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“Nearby local and craft beer spot with tons of local and excellent beers on tap”
9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A neighborhood gathering place with coffee, tea, and house made pastries. About a 4 min walk down Arroyo Seco on the corner of Koenig and Arroyo Seco.”
6 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Good Cuban food. Located in a strip Mall. The owner or his relative is usually working and fun to hear his Cuban family stories”
4 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“I DJ for their yoga classes from time to time. great instructors and intense workout.”
5 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“For a quick breakfast or lunch, check out this local fave. The breakfast tacos are delicious!”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Get here early - like 9:30am - and enjoy the company of fellow carnivores. Free beer and live music on the weekends.”
8 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Cream of the crop vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories. Men's section too. ”
15 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“I believe they still have a live salsa band on Friday nights. Great Mexican food here too. Parking downtown is hard. Uber.”
10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is our closest Starbucks. You'll see Austin's movers and shakers filing in and out every morning, but watch out during school pick up and drop off times - it's across from Cassis Elementary. ”
8 locals recommend
Women's Store
“Funky, bright shop with an eclectic feel carrying hip women's clothing & accessories. ”
12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“See what the 'other half' eats for lunch ... watch out for all the luxury SUVs :-D ... seriously it's good though.”
9 locals recommend
Supermarket
“The Whole Foods flagship store and supermarket with gourmet food and groceries. Pick up supplies for a picnic in Zilker Park.”
89 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Steakhouse that also offers brunch. Has an open-air patio with panoramic views of Quarry Lake. Offers a pretty good happy hour with $5 martinis. ”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“HEB is Austin's large value grocery store. This location is big, clean, and has more to offer that one can imagine. Get value here, and find fresh squeezed orange juice. For all your grocery needs, check out HEB. This 24hr location is particularly special: I have witnessed the glory of thousands of grackles roosting in the parking lot trees and on the racks of houseplants for sale outside the store. It's a sound travelers have to hear once, even if Austin locals who have to regularly deal with the bird give them low Yelp scores. It's literally for the early birds.”
4 locals recommend