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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.
Coffee Shop
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“Great place for a light breakfast. Coffee, tea and pastries. 1/2 mile from Skyview in Crestview”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Delicious food and coffee in a quaint restaurant with eclectic art on the wall. To-die-for pies, as well!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 9 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“Need to get your hair cut while in Austin? This fun institution is old-school and will give you a free Shiner Bock while you get clipped. Takes walk-ins, cheap cuts. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Coolest liquor/drinks store ever. Massive selection. Great prices. The owner tended bar in Austin most of her life at lots of old-school locations (like the Cloakroom). She'll hook you up with anything you need. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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“Well, because it's Costco and if you need something that's in a big bag, you can get it here. Downside of Costco in Austin--No GAS. Sad, right?”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Peaceful Japanese atmosphere with good coffee and food. Try the Ohayo coffee”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit at the bar and have bar food, good for happy hour. Brunch also great. Don't love the full dinner menu and scene as much. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Enjoy Live Music, F1 Races, Cirque de Soleil and more! We are only 7 miles from this venue. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 2 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Local donation based ($10-20) yoga. Most classes are for intermediate yogis. There's also a new studio nearby Black Swan called Yoga Flow.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Handcrafted cocktails, a nice environment, and just far enough away from 6th to attract a better crowd.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another clubby nightclub; good location to dress up and take in the West Sixth vibe.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
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“We are open every Saturday from 11-3. Allow yourself time for a beer before the tour. You must get a reservation as our space can only handle so many people. Home of Thirsty Goat Brew”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Fun little local place budget friendly and great home made meals. Fun for take out or dine in, very casual. ”
  • 12 locals recommend