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Top public service recommendations from locals

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
Field
“According to Wikipedia, The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. Located in downtown Austin.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“"The most amazing place we've been to eat. Wonderful garden entrance. Quiet and relaxing and wonderful food, ALWAYS." ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Lake
“See the city from another perspective and get some exercise AND grab a bite to eat or a coffee - cute little cafe attached!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Library
“BEST CITY TOWNLAKE VIEWS! 6-floor library with modern architecture & high-tech amenities, plus a roof garden, a cafe & a shop. Best 6th floor rooftop views of Townlake and the City! AREA: Downtown/Cesar Chavez COVER: No Cover/Free PARKING: Free 1-hour garage parking behind it. Use West Avenue garage entrance. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“It's close and if you're hot go grab a milkshake. It'll take you back in time!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“Just at the edge of campus. A large and impressive collection of art from around the world. Rotating collections. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Never know when you might need some toothpaste. Actually, don't go here for toothpaste - I'll get you some if you need it.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“24 hours a day- has it all! Remember no beer past 12am except on Saturday when it's 1am!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Eastside Yoga was created to hold a sacred space of Yoga for the purpose of supporting the physical practice, cultivate healing, develop Self-awareness and enable spiritual connection for all who come through our doors.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Open 24 hours supplying everything from beauty products to toilet paper or bandaids. It's only a 7 minute walk. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“An archive and museum with a unique collection of photography, films and documents. See the first photo ever taken and an original copy of the Gutenburg Bible. Admission is always free”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Long running local funky shop for crystals, sage, tarot cards, teas and unique gifts. You may think you last it but you didn’t. Ivy covered house ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Beautiful building, make sure to check out the inside! The grounds are a lovely place for a stroll.”
  • 20 locals recommend
University
“If you're looking for a warm night run with views of the city, you can drive to St. Edwards and find parking. There is a well lit dirt track and security that patrols the area. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Center features exhibits ,events & programs that explore Mexican American Culture arts & heritage. This is just one of the multiple Culture CNTRS here in Austin. Austin has all different types of Culture Centers through various parts of this city. Google Culture Cntrs. Austin ”
  • 13 locals recommend