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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Park
“Zilker Park is where ACL happens, where a great Zilker Christmas Light Show is, where the Stevie Ray Vaughn bronze is. Close enough to Casa Willow and Holly Neighborhood. Google what is happening at Zilker when you come.”
  • 801 locals recommend
Pool
“A wonderful spring-fed lagoon to sun and swim and watch people. An iconic Austin Oasis, right in the midst of the city.”
  • 978 locals recommend
Historic Site
“the center of our history and culture as a city, you can enjoy and learn the most of how our city and history has built us today. You are likely to enjoy the scenery, gardens. The central location will help while choosing to walk”
  • 177 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours. The Texas Legislature meets every two years, so you’ll have to check the schedule if you want to see an actual session in progress.”
  • 451 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Alamo Draft house is great for a night out! Watch a movie and get some drinks and food.”
  • 430 locals recommend
Mountain
“Mount Bonnell has the best view of the city. You can also park at the bottom of the park and hike to the top.”
  • 399 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Austin most famous barbecue place. Usually has a long line, they sell pulled pork, brisket and other smoked meats. Chef Aaron Franklin's BBQ is so lauded that meat lovers from around the world regularly make a pit stop at this shack-like locale in East Austin.”
  • 447 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Such a great place to visit, especially during the Summer months. Lots of water activities and rides, excellent shows and fun, engaging behind the scenes tours. This is a fun place for everyone! ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Iconic music institution like the Saxon Pub, but more rockabilly, blues and honky tonk than singer-songwriter. Gary Clark Jr came up playing a weekly gig here, so don't miss the regulars”
  • 401 locals recommend
Theme Park
“If you’re looking for a fun, exciting day filled with games, rides, food and drinks, you’ve found it! Plan on spending a day or two at the park to really enjoy everything! Fair warning: you will be tired afterwards! :D”
  • 116 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The Pearl is located north of downtown San Antonio. It provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. This place features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with environmentally sustainable buildings mixed with historic architecture.”
  • 201 locals recommend
River
“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. ”
  • 377 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“3.8 miles. A great place to stop and grab a slice of pizza in the heart of South Congress Neighborhood. ~3 miles from Farmhouse”
  • 312 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A fun place to spend an afternoon shopping lots of brand names, or else its fun just walking about or grabbing a coffee or libation and sitting outside ..depending on the weekend there is often outdoor music near starbucks as well! ”
  • 319 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Live country music is served up in this hip, upbeat, sprawling honky-tonk with a taco truck outside.”
  • 335 locals recommend
Art Museum
“For the art lovers! A beautiful art museum to spend some time at in Downtown Austin.”
  • 229 locals recommend