Top Ten Things To Do In Austin | Austin, TX

Author: Steph Kingston

Austin is the capital city of Texas and is renowned as the city with the best Mexican cuisine outside of Mexico itself. Aside from this, it also has every conceivable amenity and is the perfect place for a short holiday or weekend getaway. Here are ten of the best locations and best things to do in Austin.

1: Barton Springs - Barton Springs is located in Zilker Park and contains four natural springs. This is the place to go if you want to enjoy a dip in the pool alongside some of the movers and shakers of the city.


2: Stubb's Music Hall - If you are interested in a cold beer and some of the most cutting edge music around, take a look at Stubb's Music Hall.

3: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - If movies are your thing, set sail for the Austin Alamo Drafthouse cinema. With no previews and a strict no talking or cellphone policy, it is little wonder that it has been named as "The Best Theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly.
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4: Amy's Ice Creams - If you are seeking refuge from the Austin sun on a warm summer's day, there is no better spot than Amy's Ice Creams. With seven choices of ice cream and dozens of topping options, your taste buds will be in for a real treat.

5: Guero's Taco Bar - Perhaps you are looking for a genuine taste of Mexico? In that case, get down to South Austin and experience the real taste of Mexico in Guero's Taco Bar. Patrons regard it as the best Mexican restaurant in Texas. Besides their tasty Austin margaritas and food, they also have live music on the weekends in their own outside venue "Guero's Oak Garden," which gives it the perfect Austin local vibe.

6: Greenbelt - Those who enjoy hiking and the great outdoors will be thrilled with what Barton Creek Greenbelt has to offer. It consists of 809 acres of pure unspoiled nature with lush vegetation, nature trails and swimming pools which are a delight to behold all year round.

7: Union Park - This bar on trendy West 6th Street has the most astonishing rooftop view of any location in the city. Their Tuesday night bingo games attract Austinites from all four corners of the city and it is also a hang out for the most creative individuals in the world of literature and music that Austin has to offer.

8: Whole Foods - Those interested in the finest healthy cuisine in Austin should visit Whole Foods on Lamar Boulevard which sells the best fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and supplements in the entire city.

9: Austin Java - For people who cannot function in the morning without a caffeine injection, Austin Java is a godsend. Located in several points around Austin such as Barton Spring Road, their coffee and friendly service brings Austinites back for more.

10: Zilker Park - This park is known as Austin's "Most loved park" and with Barton Springs, a botanical garden and hundreds of acres of greenery, it's easy to see why.

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Rebecca has lived in Texas for over 20 years. Her location informs much of what she knows and is why she decided to create this blog.
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