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Best things to do in Austin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Racetrack
“It's hard to make the F1 circuit but you'll never know if you've got what it takes unless you get behind the wheel. Circuit of the Americas now offers a Karting experience that is out of this world! With karts that go up to 55mph and a track that features 15 turns, this is an exceptional way to see the one and only F1 track in the United States.”
143local recommendations
Beer Garden
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“Grab a local brew and a pizza at this local beer garden. Check their schedule as they often have live music. Indoor and outdoor seating options. ”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Part of the Chuy's family. Have some Creamy Jalapeño while enjoying some views. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“This is place is a little larger and more happening than Stouhaus. Entertainment every evening, and as a bonus, the VERY BEST tacos in Austin, Vera Cruz, parks their food trailer in the parking lot. This is THE place to get a taco, IMO.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Often frequented by celebrities, the patio or bar is one of our favorite day/early evening spots. Try the watermelon margarita. The side of Shells & Cheese is the best we’ve EVER had..”
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American Restaurant
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“Great food, good service and a nice outdoor patio. The food here is the bomb! Don't miss this one!”
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Coffee Shop
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“Austin favorite coffeeshop on the lake, with lots of decks under old live oak trees, coffees and a huge case of baked goods.”
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Bar
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“Mexican restaurant thats known for its margaritas and music. You will find a band most weekends in their outdoor beer garden. ”
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Neighborhood
“If you have an afternoon to shop, you'll definitely want to check this iconic spot. Views lead to the capital for a great photo op, eclectic "keep Austin weird" shops, and local restaurants flourish South Congress Avenue.”
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American Restaurant
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“Contigo the minimalist beer garden is the perfect setting for its menu, heavily featuring charcuterie and other meaty dishes. It's the perfect example of Austin in restaurant form found right in the MLK neighborhood.”
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Trail
“Open for day & overnight use all year Popular site for camping, hiking, biking & fishing, & for "Old Baldy," a 500+-year-old cypress tree.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“This place has a cult following...and a line out the door everyday. If you want to try some good texas barbeque, walk over (it's just up the street).”
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BBQ Joint
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“Good Texas BBQ and a great open-air music venue. Check their website for whose playing this week - you might be surprised who you see!”
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New American Restaurant
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“Formally a food truck, now a brick and mortar space. Small bites for the foodie. Small and usually packed. Recommend making a reservation on Open table for busier nights. ”
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Beer Garden
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“2 blocks off The Butler Trail is this fun beer and sausage house. We like the boiled peanuts, elk or veggie beet and chèvre sausage and kombucha on tap. ”
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Sports Bar
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“Seriously great food and drinks! Perfect place if your looking for a low key night! Awesomely divey and only a 12 min walk !”
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