Things to Do in Austin

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Texans’ love of all things big extends to its capitol building, which dominates the Austin skyline and is visible for miles driving up South... Read More

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

Long-running TV series Austin City Limits helped put the city on the map as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” In 2011, production (and that iconic... Read More

The Alamo isn’t your average movie theater. Along with blockbuster hits, they play  oldies and indies, and serve food and drinks during the... Read More

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

With 13 locations in the Austin area, this little ice cream dominates the local market. The day’s 15 flavors are displayed on a chalk board above... Read More

Surrounding the lake are 10 miles of trails beloved by runners, walkers and cyclists—not to mention local dogs out for exercise (and an occasional dip... Read More

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day event held every October in Zilker Park with more than 100 artists covering a wide spectrum... Read More

The beloved TV show became a music festival in 2002, and, in fall 2013, expanded from one weekend to two at Zilker Park near downtown Austin. Acts span... Read More

Downtown’s historic Paramount Theatre takes a starring role for premieres and other screenings at this fall festival, which was founded in 1994. AFF... Read More

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

The Austin Nature & Science Center, located in Zilker Park, has a range of family friendly activities and hands-on exhibits. While special ... Read More

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Three-acre watering hole has lifeguards and diving boards just like a swimming pool, but its 68-degree waters are fed by underground springs. Don&rsquo... Read More

One of the main attractions at Zilker—and one of Austin's most iconic places—is Barton Springs Pool, a human-made, springs-fed swimming pool. The water... Read More

Bicycle Sports Shop, with three locations in the Austin area including the flagship near Zilker Park and Barton Springs, caters to the needs of Austin... Read More

You know, there's really something to that "kid in an candy store" expression. Kids seem pretty darn delighted at this South Congress Avenue shop, but... Read More

The permanent collection includes works by Romare Bearden, Mark Rothko and Thomas Hart Benton. Don’t miss Luis Jimenez’s massive sculpture Progress II ... Read More

The independent spirit is also strong at Waterloo's across-the-street neighbor. At this beloved store, founded in 1970, the scads of books include local... Read More

Founded in 1970, this is one of the nation's leading independent bookstores.  It's a popular stop for touring authors, from Stephen King to... Read More

The Broken Spoke has been around since 1964, when this classic honkytonk was on Austin’s rough-and-tumble outskirts. While strip mall... Read More

Callahan’s General Store is a throwback to a time when shopping options were more limited for Texans. Its offerings include just about anything... Read More

Picture the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, if it were designed by the Ramones. Casino El Camino has a dark interior, a punk-rock spirit, a renowned... Read More

Since 2012, Austin has been host of the U.S. Grand Prix, the only Formula 1 race in the U.S. Built for F1, the COTA track also hosts other racing events... Read More

Club De Ville is one of the oldest music venues in Austin, and is a mainstay of the Texas capital's Red River District. While it has a small indoor bar,... Read More

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