Maria's Guidebook

Maria
Hello, I am Maria. I have lived in Austin (now Buda) for 8 years after moving here from Northern Colorado. I love both Colorado and this area. I enjoy many things; art, music, gardening, cooking, d... read more

Things to do in Austin

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is one of a kind. Pure, wholesome ingredients from local sources. Unique flavors. A must. Check out their Google reviews. South Lamar is also a fun place to hang out.

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A one of a kind place overlooking Lake Travis. Go for Sunset; the views are incredible! A bit pricey for food. It's very large, 3 stories, seats close to 2500. Very unique.

268 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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Salt Lick BBQ

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64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome take in. Famous Barbeque place and winery. Beautiful setting with white lights. You can BYOB your drinks or purchase bottles of beer and wine there.

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Love this hangout. One of a kind. Outdoor/Indoor bar with fire pits, food trailers, volleyball, horseshoes, music on weekends, etc. It's like tailgating with an eclectic crowd.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best Music Festivals in the country! So much fun, low key, great music! A must do at least once!

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just Beautiful. Quick drive. Warm, clean water. Tons of waterfalls. A must see.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A very nice taken in. The Boardwalk is part of the 10 mile hike and bike trail on Lady Bird Lake - a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers neighborhoods.

144 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A funky Austin favorite just earned a big accolade: Condé Nast Traveler has named South Congress Avenue the best travel destination in Texas. Great music, shopping, eating, people watching.

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

East 6th street, East of I-35, is now a new hip area to go out to. Many cool restaurants and bars. Very eclectic and all age groups.

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

DT Austin has great shopping. 2nd street is lined with fantastic boutiques and places to eat and drink. The first Whole Foods is on 6th & Lamar.

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fun, hip area of downtown that is a must see. Old homes converted into funky restaurants and bars. Music, food, fun.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must see. Take a boat ride (only $10 pp) at dusk to see the world famous bats come out from under Congress Street bridge! This is a good company to book with. Nice boats and tour.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place to rent a kayak. Very affordable. You can kayak around downtown on Ladybird Lake. So pretty. They have changing rooms too. :)

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun hangout in Buda. New. Right beside Stagecoach Park. Very fun.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food. Famous Chef. Nice atmosphere and a back patio. 5 min from house.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Downtown Buda. Very charming and up and coming. A few highlights: Summermoon Coffee, Old Stagecoach Park, Cleveland's (world famous chef), Willie's Joint, Tavern on the Main.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a beautiful nature park with acres of mesquite and oak trees. 51 acres! I walk it at dusk to see the deer. Very pretty. 5 min away.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another fantastic place to swim and hang out. Warm, clean water. Waterfalls and slow moving water. 30 minute drive.

192 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Shopping. Shopping. Shopping.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

So fun! Water-park on the Comal River. Some of the rides shoot you out into the river!

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A beautiful town to stroll, swim, dine, shop. They did get hit by the floods unfortunately. Clean up is going on. The town is open for business and swimming. Half hour drive.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The San Marcos River bubbles to life from hundreds of springs right in the City's center. Always a refreshing 72 degrees - open year round for tubing, etc.

1 local Airbnb host recommends

If you like the outdoors, architecture, art, go here. So pretty. A Villa built at the turn of the century on acres of gardens along the water. Donated to Austin; a museum now. $5 entrance. So nice!