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Things to do in South Austin, Austin

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The queso is bomb! But there’s honestly no wrong choice you can make at this place. Indulge! ”
  • 352 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Go to the Greenbelt for a hike and a swim in the river. Enter at Spyglass Dr. and Barton Highway. 5min uber there, 3min uber back.”
  • 224 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Honky Tonk line dancing within walking distance: 3201 So Lamar A Texas Treasure and something to tell folks back home about”
  • 261 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“This is about a 5-minute drive. We love this place -- it's super casual and the pizza is great. You order at the bar and there are super long picnic benches both inside and out. Oftentimes there's live music inside and though we're not dancers, if this is your thing check it out online and see when they might have it for you! ”
  • 211 locals recommend
Building
“The entire street of So CO is amazing and the heart of Austin with cafes' boutiques and wall murals painted by many locals ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Diner
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“Magnolia is open 24 hours but still serves up some killer dishes! Try the queso or enchiladas or go for breakfast anytime! ”
  • 190 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“4 miles. Radio is a great local coffee and beer place. it's got a hip austin vibe and is a great place to sit outside sip some coffee and enjoy austin.”
  • 177 locals recommend
Café
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“Historic spot with local ingredients and fabulous brunch! Their backyard patio is amazing and their happy hour can't be beat! ($1 beers!)”
  • 145 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is a favorite walking/dining option in Austin. Many food choices and shopping and coffee to boot.”
  • 166 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Really good interior Mexican food. An awesome salsa bar. Great ambience. Decorated uniquely.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our favorite place to walk our dogs to. Gret outside seating and beer selection. You can get a Spinach salad but you will get a doughnut with it! Famous doughnut burger place and desert.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Tex-Mex Restaurant
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“Solid Tex-Mex spot with tasty margaritas and fresh made tortillas. Don't forget to try the Bob Armstrong dip!”
  • 121 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“It’s not a full on Mexican restaurant. Just a taco stand in a brick and mortar building. Always good, especially if you need something on the road.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Hidden tex-mex gem with avocado margaritas! Don't be surprised if you see one of our local celebs aka Matthew McConaughey there!”
  • 137 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun place to hear live music. Go on Sunday afternoon for rockabilly and chicken #$%& bingo”
  • 97 locals recommend
Antique Shop
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“Unique antique shop, a little pricer than typical antiques and really neat to walk through!”
  • 115 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The queso is bomb! But there’s honestly no wrong choice you can make at this place. Indulge! ”
  • 352 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“This is about a 5-minute drive. We love this place -- it's super casual and the pizza is great. You order at the bar and there are super long picnic benches both inside and out. Oftentimes there's live music inside and though we're not dancers, if this is your thing check it out online and see when they might have it for you! ”
  • 211 locals recommend
Diner
“Magnolia is open 24 hours but still serves up some killer dishes! Try the queso or enchiladas or go for breakfast anytime! ”
  • 190 locals recommend
Café
“Historic spot with local ingredients and fabulous brunch! Their backyard patio is amazing and their happy hour can't be beat! ($1 beers!)”
  • 145 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Really good interior Mexican food. An awesome salsa bar. Great ambience. Decorated uniquely.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite place to walk our dogs to. Gret outside seating and beer selection. You can get a Spinach salad but you will get a doughnut with it! Famous doughnut burger place and desert.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Tex-Mex Restaurant
“Solid Tex-Mex spot with tasty margaritas and fresh made tortillas. Don't forget to try the Bob Armstrong dip!”
  • 121 locals recommend
Taco Place
“It’s not a full on Mexican restaurant. Just a taco stand in a brick and mortar building. Always good, especially if you need something on the road.”
  • 104 locals recommend

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