What it’s like:Vibrant · Quiet · Thriving
Known for:Museums · Views · Nightlife
Tips from locals
Downtown Austin is a must. Local live music everywhere, has the best places to eat and shop. Lady Bird Lake has a beautiful trail to walk with an amazing view of the city and had canoes/kayaks available. 6th Street is known for its bars and restaurants. SoCo is fun to walk through with delicious…
Downtown Austin is world famous for its music festivals, University of Texas. 6th street and its Keep Austin Weird vibe.
With a rich sense of history and a thriving entertainment scene, Downtown is Austin’s beating heart. Late-19th-century architectural landmarks, including the iconic Texas State Capitol (1888) and the Driskill Hotel (1886), mix with modern museums. Music lovers flock to celebrated venues like Austin…
What this area lacks in parking spots, it makes up for with diversity. There’s plenty of chef-run dining at Searsucker, Peche, and Second Bar + Kitchen; watch a soccer match at Fado’s; brunch at cool-kid favorite Frank. Dive bars are fun too: there’s MugShot’s and Side Bar. Garage and Pleasant…