Jackie's Guidebook


I am an elementary school teacher at a high needs school in Austin, Tx. I love to travel, hike, run marathons, swim and cook! I am a vegan and love to learn new recipes.

Stay at Jackie's place

Entire home/apt

Things to do in Austin

779 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Spring fed pool open year-round. Bring a towel and hang out on the hill with all the other Austin locals on a sunny day!

272 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Vegetarian and Vegan spot! So Delicious!

183 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Spoke has been in Austin for many years and is still holding out amidst the insane development all around it. It is a country-western dance hall with a lot of history and charm. There are dan... read more


Whip in

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$$· 1950 S IH 35 Frontage Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a restaurant & bar & convenient store all in one! With a wine bar and two stages (in and out) this little local spot is an Austin treasure. The food is mostly Indian with some Austin spec... read more

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Uniquely Austin, this local treasure is a restaurant, coffee house, and bakery all in one. Many of the baked goods are vegan and/or GF. It is a must!


Bufalina Pizza

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$$· 1519 E Cesar Chavez St·Map·Hours·Website·

87 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best pizza in town! Neapolitan style with a wood fired oven, this place is always bustling. Be prepared to wait with a glass of wine or beer as it is a very popular spot. Definitely worth the wait!

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gorgeous swimming hole and hiking. Get there early as they turn people away once they reach capacity.


Salt Lick BBQ

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$$· 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gorgeous hill country escape and eat some of the best BBQ around here. Located only about 15 mins drive from our house, this is a MUST for meat lovers.



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$$· 166 Hargraves Dr·Map·Hours·Website·

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

DELICIOUS pizza in the hill country. This spot is especially known for its pastrami.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Hike and Bike trail runs along Ladybird Lake for ten miles of trail. It is used avidly by runners and walkers (and a few people on bikes). There are loops that give options to run 3, 4, 5, 7,... read more

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very close to our house there is an outdoor bar scene with a few food trucks. There are two bars, a brick and mortar as well as the airstream. Picnic tables and chairs strewn about a beautiful oa... read more

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best interior Mexican food in town and very close to our house. Order the Chiles en Nogada with the cream pomegranate sauce! Yum! Tequila is also ON POINT here.


Krause Springs

404 Krause Spring Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This private property is lawless and more of a local/party scene as alcohol is permitted. Picnic tables and grills are strewn about as well as a kid's pool. The spring area is absolutely stunning... read more

115 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local swimming spot that is more like a river than a swimming hole. Beautifully groomed area near the banks for relaxing and having a picnic.

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful swimming hole in Wimberley, not far from Austin. Make a reservation online!