Stay entertained in Austin
Rain or shine, on your own or with a group: this is where local Airbnb hosts go for fun.
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342 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming ha... read more
Eat, Drink and Watch a Movie. If you’ve lived in Austin for more than five minutes, odds are you’re aware of Alamo Drafthouse. With quote-alongs, sing-alongs, food-and-movie pairings (or just plai... read more
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Casa Willow is conveniently close to the Austin Convention Center East off IH-35 on Cesar Chavez St., and if you need to head to the airport, Cesar Chavez East will get you to the Austin Airport.
The facility’s expansion has allowed events to expand their conventions, trade shows and expos. It has also brought new conventions and visitors to Austin and its convention center.
The Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center is a multi-purpose convention center located in Austin, Texas.
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How to even explain the magic of the Alamo Drafthouse? Old timey movie theater with every other row removed - so that you have a table in front of you. Food and booze service all throughout the mov... read more
The Drafthouse has really fun events-- singalongs and quotealongs of classic movies and random fun events. Events sell out pretty far in advance, so check on this before your trip if you'd like to... read more
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Small movie theater downtown with reservable seats, small screening rooms with stadium seating, mostly independent/art/foreign films but some mainstream too. Food and bar available too - enjoy in t... read more
Gem of a movie theatre downtown. Full bar. Outdoor patio seating. Artsy, independent films. The first row of seats are la-z boys. 'Nuff said.
Locally owned upscale theater with food & a bar. Shows some mainstream but mostly artsy, independent, documentary and international films.
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The home of Formula 1 racing in the US is only 16 miles away. COTA hosts the United States F1 Grand Prix and Motorcycle Grand Prix races as well as concerts at their Austin360 Ampitheater.
COTA is famous for the only Formula 1 race track in the US. But it also hosts some of the best concerts in town! I've seen many acts including Florence and the Machine, Dooby Brothers, Journey, Elt... read more
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Best movie theater on the planet, as are all Alamo Drafthouses. Tim, the owner, is frigging brilliant for coming up with this idea. Great food, great beer and wine, and movies, all rolled into one!
Well, it is the best movie theater in America. Truth: sometimes it is hard for me to live in Austin. My soul, deep down, is restless and lonely without the mountains and the ocean. But I could st... read more
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Want to take a short hike to a beautiful cavern/amplitheater swimming hole? So beautiful. Call first to make sure the swim is open. Walk trail to Pedernales river after the swim. County park gem!
One of the most unique and scenic parks in all of Austin. A massive collapsed cave that features a 25 foot waterfall and a spring fed pool flowing through an ancient grove of cypress trees. In the... read more
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Deep Eddy Pool is a historic, man-made swimming pool in Austin, Texas. Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and features a bathhouse built during the Depression era by the Works Progress ... read more
Historic, man-made swimming pool. Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and features a bathhouse built during the Depression era by the Works Progress Administration. The pool began as a s... read more
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One of the best Music Festivals in the country! So much fun, low key, great music! A must do at least once!
Do not miss the best live music festival of Texas. In the middle of Zilker park tons of bands rocks the city
One of the best live music venues here in Austin, TX, providing the Austin community with a plethora of eclectic musicians from all over the world.
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Mini-Golf with a cooler. This local legendary mini-golf course allows beer coolers. Play can be slow and you will likely run into a few tipsy college students but it makes for an entertaining time.
Giant Peter Pan and T-Rex statues have stood as wacky roadside icons since 1946 at this classic, laid-back mini-golf park. Two 18-hole courses feature surreal statuary and challenging obstacles. FUN!
Peter Pan putt putt is a local tradition. BOYB Mini golf with iconic installations by a local artist Cheryl D Latimer. Kid and adult friendly.
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Great place to watch a movie! The Alamo Drafthouse serves excellent food and cocktails during the show. Sound and cinema first class. They have several locations. The Slaughter Lane location is great.
The Alamo is an Austin favorite, and certainly a house favorite. Eat, drink, and be merry (silently) while watching a whole range of movie options. Book seats in advance & arrive 30 minutes early!
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There are many places on Lady Bird lake to rent kayaks and paddle boards. This is the closest. Check Groupon and Social living for coupons for this and other Lady Bird Lake locations. Very popular!
I learned to row here. A wonderful group of folks who rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUP), canoes and skull boats. A great way to see the city! Summer months on the first Friday of a full ... read more
One of the best ways to see Austin is by canoe or SUP (stand up paddle board). You can rent one here or at several other locations around Lady Bird Lake.
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This is a free neighborhood pool. If you want to swim laps this pool is perfect. The temperature is perfect in this pool. Stacy pool is good for the family.
No fee - This is a mix spring fed/chlorine pool. It's heated in the fall/winter to ~82 degrees. 25 meter lap swim plus free swim area.
Popular with lap swimmers, Big Stacy Pool is free, open year-round and heated in the winter by water from an Artesian well located 2000 feet below the surface.
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Great outdoor mall with restaurants, large anchor stores, Whole Foods market, Dillards, Barnes & Noble, small local shops and a big outdoor area for kids to run around.
You'll find Whole Foods, great restaurants, shops and a movie theatre. We like to get a bottle of wine at Whole Foods, open it upstairs in the pub and enjoy a quite bottle of wine with our meal. ... read more
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All kinds of things happen here on the weekend. My 2 favorites are the Pet Expo and the City-Wide Garage Sale.
Always something going on here. You can check the calendar on their website. Located right by Auditorium shores, Lady Bird Lake, and dog park.
Many public events - Roller Derby, Christmas Affair, Le Garage Sale, etc.
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If you want to try out stand-up paddle boarding for a good workout and a great way to see Lady Bird Lake head over to the rowing dock. They also rent canoes and kayaks.
Rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boards/boats to explore gorgeous Ladybird Lake from dramatic cliffs and Redbud Isle upstream (swans) to Austin's scenic skyline downstream (bats)! Rowing lessons available.
Rent a canoe, stand up paddle-board or kayak from these friendly folks. Take the back roads like a local (Old Walsh Tarlton > Rollingwood Dr > Riley > Stratford) Prepare to fall in love with Austin.
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Some would say UT Football is a religion so this would be it's chapel. UT games & tailgating are legendary, but if you're not interested, avoid campus at all cost or you'll get trapped in traffic.
Ex-Students Association is on the west side of the stadium. Crowded with food and drink available during half time. Alumni entrance on the west side of stadium.
UT Football! Great thing to do even if you don't have tickets. Tailgating is all around and great people watching. Great fun to bike to. Take the bus with your bike on front, great deal for $1.
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The worlds first and only Mini Urban Drive-in movie theater located in Austin, TX. Classic & art-house movies are shown at this popular, old-time drive-in in the middle of the city.
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Top Golf is great fun with a group of friends. This is really more of an adult place - a grown up version of Dave & Busters, if you will. Driving range, video games, TVs, bar. Fun!
Golf driving range venue with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, upscale bar food and drinks. Perfect for groups.
Big on drinking and golf? This is a wonderful place to go. There is pool table and other activities. Great place for bigger crowds.
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Public golf course...it's not the fanciest, but it's reasonably priced and close in.
Oldest public golf course conveniently located to Maison Pemberton.
Neighborhood golf course. Cheap to play, within walking distance of Tarrytown.
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Ohhhh, yes. You read this correctly. There's an Alamo Drafthouse super close to the house. So, bring your appetite and sense of humor and get ready. Your only problem will be, once you experience a... read more
Eat/drink great food and awesome wine/beer selection while watching films. Reclining super comfy seats. Located at Meuller lake park with cafes, restaurants and pretty park.
Another Austin original! Check out the special events for theme movie nights, dance/singalongs, and comedy performances. ProTip: Skip the food except for homemade chocolate chip cookies.
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Every Alamo Drafthouse is awesome, this happens to be the nearest one. Get a full meal and alcoholic drinks in addition to the usual popcorn and soda fare. Special shows happen all the time.
We like going to this place because the seats are comfy and they have good draft beer and the food is pretty decent as well.
You get to order drinks and food in your seat during the movie! Also, keep your eyes on their website for special events.
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A legendary Austin oasis, this picturesque 9-hole / par-3 / 805-yard course offers challenging topography and traps under the ample shade of towering pecan trees. Fun for all ages, very dog-friendly!
A 9 hole pitch & putt course right in the heart of the city. Go pick up a 12 pack of beer and carry it with your putter and wedge around the 9 holes of short par 3 golf.
Brought your 7-iron and putter along? Hit this 9-hole pitch-and-putt REAL golf course packed into a couple blocks of grass and trees. Costs about $10 a round. BYOBeer, because everyone else does.
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Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board and explore Town Lake, now referred to as Lady Bird Lake. Why do we call it a lake? It's the Colorado River, baby!
Zilker park is great for walking around, but seriously, go rent a canoe or kayak and paddle out to Ladybird Lake (really the Colorado River) to see the best views of downtown. The water's pleasant... read more
Great fun on the water! Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddle boat here to get out on Lady Bird Lake!
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Another great spring fed pool. There are several lap lanes as well as a large area for free swim. Typical cost $3.
Great pool for the family. This pool has a HUGE shallow area for your children! You will enjoy this pool. No food allowed in the area around the pool there is a separate area for food.
Spring-fed pool with trees lining it. Family friendly with great changing areas and our favorite Italian ice, Jim-Jim's. Summer Saturday movie nights for families are a blast!
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A terrific arcade, with tons of games. The machines have cup holders on them, and it's BYOB, so you can bring a few brews with you to relax and enjoy yourself.
Pinballz is a blast! It's an arcade with...pinball machines! But there's classic video games as well. It's also BYOB which makes it more popular than it probably would be otherwise.
Two locations - one in north Austin, and one in Buda, with over 150 pinball machines between them, plus a HUGE assortment of other classic and new arcade games.
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Neighborhood retro bowling alley, where you can pay per game or by the hour. Dine at a bowling alley? Sure when the enchiladas are this good!
Dart Bowl is a great hole-in-the-wall bowling alley. The music is awful in a good way, the drinks are cheap, and I've heard that the enchiladas aren't so bad. Call ahead though because it can get p... read more
32 lanes of old-school bowling plus arcade, bar & restaurant known for its housemade enchiladas.
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Privately owned and SO much better than a city-owned zoo. Over 300 animals housed in native Texas Hill Country enclosures. Also a sanctuary for animals in need through rescue and rehabilitation.
Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary assists animals through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Children and adults enjoy a close-up experience with over 350 different species of animals.
So kid friendly, train ride, feeding animals, and it's a Sanctuary Zoo! Good variety, lovely. Support our wonderful animal rescue and rehab efforts!
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Reserved seating with recliner without the extra costs!
This is our local movie theater, and it was recently upgrade so that each theater has reclining seats and you can reserve your spot ahead of time. Love it!
9 min walk to bus station (bus line 238 - north) and 3 min bus ride. Or 30 min by foot.