Things to do in Austin
We couldn’t be more excited to tell you about our newest route to Austin, Texas. The capital of the Lone Star State is known as the “live music capital of the world” and is one of the country’s epicenters for food, art, film, events and creative culture.
The city is famous for the slogan, “Keep Austin weird,” so there’s no shortage of truly unique sites, spots and streets to explore. Start on South Congress Avenue (SoCo) and browse the vintage shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques and renowned restaurants. Listen to live country, blues and jazz as you bar crawl through the renovated houses on Rainey Street. For art lovers, you can find colorful street art around just about every corner.
Outdoors, visit Zilker Park’s Barton Springs Pool, which features a freshwater public pool with an average refreshing temperature of 68-70 degrees (Hawaii locals may want to bring a wetsuit). For a scenic view of the city, take a short hike up Mount Bonnell in Covert Park, Austin’s highest point at 775 feet. Of course, food may be your number one reason for coming to Austin with a wealth of snap-worthy food trucks and eateries serving the best barbecue, breakfast tacos, and chicken fried steak in the country.
Austin is also known for its big events, from the film, music and media celebration of South by Southwest in March, to the Austin Food + Wine Festival in April, to the year-round cinephile-centered events at the Alamo Drafthouse. Dynamic, colorful and endlessly creative, good times aren’t hard to find in Austin.
Popular sights to see
South Congress (SoCo)Whether you’re shopping for cowboy boots, dining on southwestern-style comfort food or checking out live music on First Thursday, SoCo is a great first stop in Austin.
Sixth StreetWhen the sun sets, head to Sixth Street for craft cocktails, cold beer, elevated eats and a grab bag of live music and entertainment options.
Barbecue RestaurantsYou can’t go to Austin without eating some of the best brisket, ribs, and pulled pork in the world. The James Beard Award-winning Franklin Barbecue may be the most well-known, but there are many mouthwatering barbecue spots around town.
Rainey StreetThis quintessential Austin street is known for its unique food truck clusters and bars nestled into bungalow lounges, outdoor patios and inviting residential-style houses.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and MuseumOne of the most visited attractions in Austin is the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, honoring our 36th President. In fact, Austin has a wealth of museums and historical spots to explore, including the nearby State Capitol, the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Mexic-Arte Museum.