Austin Travel Guide

Catching Austin on a rainy weekend? Head to this indoor center filled with trampolines of all shapes and colors. Some rooms are set up as basketball and dodge ball courts. Best of all, even the most energetic little tikes are guaranteed to tucker out early after a day of jumps and tumbles.

The Alamo isn’t your average movie theater. Along with blockbuster hits, they play  oldies and indies, and serve food and drinks during the show. The age minimum is usually 18, but select locations have Baby Day on Tuesdays before 2 p.m., when parents can bring their infants.

This New York transplant is housed in a wood-paneled house and has a sprawling lawn dotted with vintage furnishings. Settle with a potent Revolution, made with rye whiskey, Benedictine, Ramazotti and Angostura bitters, and an order of piping hot duck fat fries with truffle aoli.

Enjoy the native gardens and plants. The center uses solar power, has a green roof, and offers community outreach programs to restore the environment.

Callahan’s General Store is a throwback to a time when shopping options were more limited for Texans.

The calm waters of Lady Bird Lake, the dammed portion of the Colorado River that runs through Austin, provide an excellent vantage point to experience the city. And at 6.5 miles long, Lady Bird Lake offers ample opportunity to get a good workout by paddling.

Music-lover's scene. This bar's theme nights include Two-Bit Tuesdays, featuring 25-cent corn dogs and two-dollar premium drafts.

Bicycle Sports Shop, with three locatio

Club De Ville is one of the oldest music venues in Austin, and is a mainstay of the Texas capital's Red River District.

When it isn’t hosting concerts such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival, a three-day event held each October, Zilker Park is a popular spot for locals to enjoy the outdoors.

An Art Deco house set on 12 waterfront acres, featuring a rotating collection.

This cramped honky-tonk isn’t licensed to sell spirits but does provide the setup—the ice and juice—for only a few dollars.

The Austin Nature & Science Center, located in Zilker Park, has a range of family friendly activities and hands-on exhibits. While special exhibits sometimes require an entrance fee, the center itself is free (although donations are encouraged).

The shop rents environmentally friendly electric scooters and e-bikes.