Brad's Guidebook


Things to do in Austin

779 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A public pool fed by an underground spring! This massive outdoor public pool is one of Austin's most iconic public spaces, with beautiful, clean, clear blue water fed from an underground spring hi... read more



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1400 S Congress Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

167 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best seafood you'll find in the city, with much of it caught and brought up directly from the gulf. Located on iconic South Congress, this restaurant features beautiful outdoor seating under 100 y... read more

115 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nationally recognized and local bands share the stage at one of Austin's most iconic music venues. Recommended checking and buying tickets in advance, but walk-ins can still happen if you catch the... read more

275 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The sunsets and the views are breathtaking. Grab some beers and a blanket and post up cliffside for jaw dropping Texas sunset overlooking the river and the hill country.

122 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Located just 2 blocks away and is considered one of the top new restaurants in Austin.


Stay Gold

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 1910 E Cesar Chavez·Map·Hours·Website·

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great cocktails, local hangout, same energy as downtown without the frills, but with all the uniqueness of Austin.

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best places for live Jazz in the city, this underground, slightly hidden bar features eclectic surroundings, amazing live music from local and national jazz artists, and best of all, CHE... read more

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Probably my favorite restaurant in Austin. This active butcher shop cuts its meat in house, and even makes incredible dishes with the leftovers! They also have one of the best beer and wine lists... read more

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Known for some of the best breakfast tacos in Austin, this local favorite features authentic and delicious latin fare, at a reasonable price. Located about 5 blocks from the house, arrive early be... read more

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The location on the map is wrong, but the Congress Bridge is home to over 750,000 Mexican Free-Tailed bats who emerge every evening around sundown. Quite the site to take in from the bridge, or on... read more

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Locally known as graffiti park, this park is open to the public exclusively for the creation of public art. See some of the best street artists in the world produce amazing murals, or create some ... read more

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you plan on drinking in Austin, everyone should have one wild night on 6th Street. There are 3 parts to 6th street: East 6th which features many of the hip, craft and small batch cocktails, ecl... read more

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There's alot of incredible BBQ in Austin, but few are located in such a historic and scenic location. Located is one of the cities older buildings (it used to be a general store back in the mid 18... read more

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the most famous names in Austin music, Antone's has returned as one of the best venues in the city for rock, blues, and R&B. It doesn't hurt that it's partially owned by local music favorit... read more

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local coffee and bike shop! Latees, espresso, french press, hipster people watching and much more!

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Take a stroll along the Austin Run and Bike trail up to the Austin Rowing Club where you can rent paddle boards, kayaks, and other personal watercraft to cruise up and down Ladybird Lake.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

How I get to work every day. I recommend going online and getting the weekender pass in advance. You can pick up and drop off the bikes all over the city, and once you pay for your 3 days, you ne... read more

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing whiskey bar located in the center of Rainey Street, complete with outdoor seating, a vast variety of cocktails and whiskeys, and incredible live music.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For beer, coffee, milk, or other essentials, take a stroll through our scenic East Austin neighborhood to Mr. Mac's. You may even meet some locals in the store enjoying some local beers, or having... read more

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An even CLOSER location for great breakfast tacos, this local favorite has been around for 30 years and whips up amazing, authentic, and delicious latin fare.