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Things to do in 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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“Hands-down best brunch spot in the neighborhood. A must go if you're vegan/vegetarian! Lots of breakfast as well as lunch and dinner menu items along with coffee, juices & smoothies. ”
  • 346 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Nice local bar with good tequila selection and even better food truck on site. Although close, take a rideshare.”
  • 243 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“French food that is great for a special occasion with a casual vibe. There is also a cool photo booth that creates a great souvenir. ”
  • 282 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.”
  • 217 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Quintessential country music and dancing club if you’re looking for that Texas experience ;) :) food & alcohol as well...totally TX!”
  • 260 locals recommend
Café
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“A delightful, beautiful restaurant. Very European (in all the nest ays: small, dense seating, relaxed but bustling, simple). The food choices are elegant and reasonably priced. A great outdoor seating area. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Insta-friendly Vietnamese restaurant with great cocktails. Good value at happy hour. Sit in the cute outdoor patio area if the weather is nice!”
  • 233 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Amazing coffee shop! On the side of the building is the famous "I love you so much" quote to take a picture next to. Warning-it does get busy. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Discreet restaurant from the outside, but transported to a different country walking in. Flavorful (and spicy!) Thai food served at big communal tables. ”
  • 186 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Large outdoor beer garden with pizza food truck on site. Great place to hang out on a nice day.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Located in a renovated historic home in the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood, Cenote specializes in high quality espresso and local fair trade coffees, but that isn't all this coffeehouse has to offer. The menu includes delicious pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and plenty of gluten-free options, all made with local organic ingredients. With great coffee, fresh food, and a comfortable atmosphere, Cenote is definitely worth checking out.”
  • 199 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 ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a fun place when they have live music to sit outside and eat Tex Mex local fare and hear local music :)”
  • 206 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice little cafe within walking distance. From espresso drinks to happy hour on the patio. GF bread.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Feeling sea food? This is one of our favorite sea food restaurants in Austin. Perfect for date night or a group dinner. ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The Oasis is a very popular restaurant / bar with good food, 2 full bars, live music, and a famous lake view ”
  • 197 locals recommend