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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.

Outdoor Event Space
“Zilker is a lively area with lots of dining and entertainment options. Restaurants range from chef-driven hot spots to laid-back local fixtures to food trailers. There are popular venues for theater, film, live music and local art, as well as a number of relaxed bars, many with patios. Situated next to its namesake park with 350 acres of Green spaces, Zilker also provides access to jogging and biking trails”
  • 807 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Pool
“Barton Springs Pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural hot springs. It is located on the grounds of Zilker Park.”
  • 960 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Capitol Building
“The Texas State Capitol is the capitol building and seat of government of the American state of Texas. Located in downtown Austin, Texas, the structure houses the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and of the Governor of Texas.”
  • 443 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“This is the world's best BBQ hands down. But you will pay the price to get it since the lines are VERY long and you will need to be there by 7 am from what I hear. Pro Tip: You can order it online far in advance and pick it up without the wait. But you must order FAR in advance. ”
  • 445 locals recommend
Movie Theater
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“Enjoy non-traditional movie fare served at your seat while you watch a movie. They have current, popular titles as well as classics and indie. ”
  • 431 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Classic Austin music and dance venue near abundant food! Alcohol served! Don’t miss the mural of Aretha Franklin on top of building! ”
  • 399 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Mountain
“Sweeping views of Austin and the Texas Hill Country. Short hike to the top.”
  • 377 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Pizza Place
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“DELICIOUS pizza. You can order a whole pie or by the slice (when available). Homeslice is located on South Congress right in the heart of boutique shopping, so they can get pretty busy depending on the time of day. If there’s a wait, grab an open spot at the bar to watch pizza being made while you eat or head next door to “More Homeslice” for fast window service. ”
  • 315 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Lot's of shopping and restaurants to choose. Make an appointment and you can drive a Tesla because there is a dealership located there. ”
  • 299 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The supplemmetn street to 6th St. Its a newer area with bars next to each other. most having live music and all in a 2 block area. Also worth going there at night”
  • 329 locals recommend
Lake
“Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, walking, running and bicycling trails...beautiful!”
  • 359 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
History Museum
“If you are interested in Texas history, this is w really cool museum. It also has an IMAX theater that shows cool documentaries and feature films.”
  • 232 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“On the corner, vegetarian, local favorite. Busy on weekends, can join the waitlist on Yelp and just walk over.”
  • 345 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“All the burgers are great! There’s always a line! Always, but it goes fast!! Get a hard cherry limeade while you wait ( I like mine with gin) Dont skip on the fries bc they have the best Parmesan truffle fries ever! Finish it off with a salted caramel shake”
  • 290 locals recommend
Art Museum
“In January 2015, Ellsworth Kelly gifted the Blanton a design concept for his most monumental work: the first and only building the artist designed, as well as the last project before his death in December 2015. The stained glass in this building is super cool! One of Austin’s better museums. ”
  • 228 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Renowned sushi restaurant. An expensive but memorable and delicious dinner. You’ll need a reservation. ”
  • 300 locals recommend