GUIDE TO: Austin, Y'ALL. Come visit! BUT when you do...
As a Local Guide living in Austin, Texas I can honestly say I have yet to live in a better city (within the US)... and trust me when I say I have lived in many, many, many places. So what's the secret? Well, I wont go into detail here and leave some room for you to explore and to establish your own opinion.
One TIP to keep in mind when in Austin:
Blend in! become a local, assimilate, get weird, be authentic, find a true local and have her/him show you around. This tip should hold true for all your travels. not just this one.
If you truly do not have a clue where to start and you are tired of reading random tips and guides then give my custom picked & local itinerary a try. Don't forget to leave feedback if you do!
OFF YOU GO!
SIGHTSEEING by foot / on an electric scooter
Swim in Barton Springs
Paddle board or kayak on town lake (tons of rental locations all along the river)
Hang out at Zilker Park (combine this with Barton springs above)
Walk down from the State Capitol all the way down to south congress.
Austin City Library
West 6th (upscalish vibe)
Dirty 6th (college vibe but hell of a time)
East 6th (old school / hipster vibe)
Rainey Street (nice lounge and bar feel like street. Personal favorite)
OTHER LOCAL THINGS TO DO / day trips / outdoor activities / need car
Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis
COTA race track
Museums / Children Musem (Thinkery)
Climb at CRUX indoor climbing gym (if it rains)
Climb downtown on real rock out at the green belt. Affordable company to go with: Rock About.
Boulder at Austin Bouldering project
Explore 5th street, west Caesar Chavez street, 4th street, 2nd street
Get an electric bike or scooter or run around the town lake
THE DOMAIN - Good shopping.
NLAND man made surf park or if closed then (see #17)
BSR Waco surf park
Mountain Bike (Downhill) at Spider Mountain
A. Dinner (can also be lunch but check on your own)
Salt & Time
Emmer & Rye
Veracruz All Natural Food Truck & Radio Coffee & Beer
B. Lunch (can also be dinner but check on your own)
True Food Kitchen
Whole Foods Downtown (The HQ of Whole Foods - get a Sushi Burrito)
The Culinary Dropout
Pizza Vía 313
Bouldin Creek Cafe
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
C. Breakfast / Brunch
TACO DELI (my personal 100% favorite)
South Congress Cafe
The Buzz Mill
DISCLAIMER: Did not get sponsored by any of the above mentioned places & nothing is really in order of preference. Depends what you feel like doing or eating so look up these places and have fun!
Let me know if you liked this short guide.