150 Fun Things To Do In Austin

Being the capital of Texas, there are tons of fun things to do in Austin. Located in the central part of the state, Austin has become the fastest growing US city in the nation. Food, music, and technology have become main stays and attract a large amount of tourists during the year. Don’t wait any longer, get out and explore this incredible city.

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State Capital

Take a tour of the Texas State Capital

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Baylor St. Art Wall

Check out the Baylor St. Art Wall

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Vodka Distillery

Take a tour of the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

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Rocket Electric Bike

Cruise through the city on a Rocket Electrics bike

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Congress Avenue

Take some time to bat-gaze on Congress Avenue

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Booze Cruise

Join a river tubing booze cruise

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Zilker Park

Enjoy the great outdoors at Zilker Park

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Austin's Best Eateries

Stuff yourself at some of Austin’s best eateries

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Sixth Street

Get wild on a night out on Sixth street

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Lake Austin

Shred some wake at Lake Austin

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Barton Springs Pool

Take a dip in Barton Springs Pool

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Sixth Street Brewery Tour

Taste the local tap on a Sixth street brewery tour

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Lake Travis

Zip over Lake Travis as you scream bloody murder

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Bird Lake

Kayak at Lady Bird Lake

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Football Craze

Try to understand the Texas football craze

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Alamo Drafthouse

Catch a flick at the Alamo Drafthouse

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Austin's Farmers Market

Go organic at the Austin Farmers Market

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Music Capital of the World

Indulge in the “Live Music Capital of the World”

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Soco Avenue

Shop until you drop on SoCo Avenue

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Salt Lick

Binge on the best BBQ money can buy at the Salt Lick

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Weird 5K

Crash the Keep Austin Weird 5K

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Mount Bonnell

Check out the views from Mount Bonnell

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Eeyore's Birthday Party

Kick it in costume while jamming at Eeyore’s Birthday Party

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Antonelli's Cheese Classes

Indulge your senses at Antonelli’s Cheese classes

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Hamilton Pool

Dive into nature at the stunning, Hamilton Pool

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Broken Spoke

Twirl and two-step with the cowboys at Broken Spoke

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Breakfast Tacos

Gorge your gut with as many breakfast tacos as you can handle

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Country Outdoors

Take in the fireworks from a small boat on Lady Bird Lake w/ Hill Country Outdoors

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History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Pinballz Arcade

Get back to the good ole’ days while playing some pinball at Pinballz Arcade

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Peter Pan Mini Golf

Return to Neverland with your putter at Peter Pan Mini Golf

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Austin City Wide Garage Sale

Find a bargain at the Austin City Wide Garage Sale

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Nubian Queen

Kick it with some cajun flavor at Nubian Queen Lola’s Soul Food

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Hippie Hallow

Brace yourself for a swim at Hippie Hallow

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Franklin Barbeque

Test your patience and tickle your taste buds at Franklin Barbeque

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Longhorn Carverns

Take in all of nature’s beauty at Longhorn Carverns

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Cathedral of Junk

Take to the trash at the Cathedral of Junk

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Austin Nature & Science Center

Explore your inner naturalist at the Austin Nature & Science Center

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Paramount Theatre

Embrace the electric atmoshere inside the Paramount Theatre

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Wildflower Center

Marvel at the wildife in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Mt Playmore

Wear the kids out at Mt Playmore

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Austin Panic Room

Escape your fears at the Austin Panic Room

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Mayfield Park

Peep the peakcocks at Mayfield Park

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Twin Falls

Take a hike out to Twin Falls

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Schlitterbahn

Splish and splash all day long at Schlitterbahn

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Thinkery

Fun and educational – a day at the Thinkery is perfect for kids of all ages

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Austin Steam Train

Take a blast to the past on the Austin Steam Train

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Double Decker Bus Tour

Dive deep into Austin on a double decker bus tour

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Bike Trail

Bike on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

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President Lbj

Learn more about the life and times of President LBJ

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Driskill Hotel

Check in at the legendary Driskill Hotel

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Zach Theatre

Watch an outstanding live production at Zach Theatre

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Moody Theater

Catch your favorite musical acts at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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ACL Music Festival

Get tickets to see your favorite bands at the ACL Music Festival

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South Congress Avenue

See and be seen at South Congress Avenue

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University of Texas

Take a stroll around the University of Texas at Austin campus

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Lady Bird Lake

Watch the sunset at Lady Bird Lake

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Big Balloon

Go up, up and away in a big balloon

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Harry Ranson Center

View what’s inside Harry Ransom Center from the outside

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State Cemetery

Pay homage to famous Texans at the State Cemetery

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Congress Avenue Bridge

Wait for the bats to emerge from Congress Avenue Bridge

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Circuit of the Americans

Feel the adrenalin rush at the Circuit of the Americas

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iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Spread your wings at the iFLY Indoor Skydiving

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Topgolf Austin

Take a swing at TopGolf Austin

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Ziker Botanical Garden

See the garden of the dinosaurs at Zilker Botanical Garden

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Barton Creek Greenbelt

Get your feet wet at Barton Creek Greenbelt

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PubCrawler of Austin

Take the fun on the road at PubCrawler of Austin

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Blanton Museum of Art

View more than 17,000 art works at the Blanton Museum of Art

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One World Theatre

Watch an amazing performance at One World Theatre

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Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

See the majestic beauty of nature at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

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Bike Tour

Hop on the bike and take a fun tour of the city

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Mellow Johnny’s

Check out the cool gear at Mellow Johnny’s

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Pete's Dueling Piano Bar

Sing and clap along at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

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Rainey Street

Have a fun night out on Rainey Street

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Banger's

Taste homemade sausages at Banger’s

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Blackheart Bar

Listen to live music while having drinks at Blackheart Bar

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Craft Pride

Test your trivia knowledge at Craft Pride on Tuesdays

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Cucumbertini At Lucille’S

Relax in a hammock while sipping a Cucumbertini at Lucille’s

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Continental Club

Hang out at the Continental Club, the granddaddy of all local music venues

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Broken Spoke

Learn how to two-step at the Broken Spoke

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Bar Hopping on 6th Street

Go bar hopping on 6th Street

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Ginny's Little Longhom Saloon

Play Chicken Bingo at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon on Sundays

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Cedar Street Courtyard

Sing along with the band at Cedar Street Courtyard

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Mean-Eyed Cat

View the Johnny Cash memorabilia while having some drinks at Mean-Eyed Cat

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White Horse

Grab a Bomb Taco at the White Horse

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Elephant Room

Listen to cool jazz at the Elephant Room

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Saxon Pub

Spot a celebrity having a beer or jamming with the band at Saxon Pub

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Bobalu Cigar Co

See how they roll at Bobalu Cigar Co

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Firehouse Lounge and Hostel

Have some cocktails at Firehouse Lounge and Hostel

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B.D. Riley's

Perform at B.D. Riley’s Monday Open Mic Night

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Harry Craddock

Make a reservation or push “Harry Craddock” to get in

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Dizzy Rooster

Sign your name on the ceiling of the Dizzy Rooster

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Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

Cheer on the Austin Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

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HOPE Outdoor Gallery

Check out the interesting graffiti at HOPE Outdoor Gallery

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Lady Bird Lake Trail

Follow the Lady Bird Lake Trail and spot Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Jester Kin Brewery

Take a tour of Jester King Brewery and see how their beers are made

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Long Center

Watch a memorable performance at Long Center

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McKinney Falls State Park

Listen to campfire stories at McKinney Falls State Park

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Austin Convention Center

See what’s happening at Austin Convention Center

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Austin Zoo

Aboard the train at the Austin Zoo

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Waterloo Records

Browse old records and new releases at Waterloo Records

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Allens Boots

Get a pair from Allens Boots and start walking

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Central Market

Sharpen your cooking skills at Central Market

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Uncommon Objects

Find the strange and unusual at Uncommon Objects

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Tesoros Trading Company

Discover hidden treasures at Tesoros Trading Company

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Toy Joy

See thousands of toys from Rody Ponies to Giant Microbes at Toy Joy

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Barton Creek Square

Go window shopping at Barton Creek Square

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Heritage

Walk downtown on your new boots from Heritage

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University Co-Op

Get your souvenirs from the University Co-op

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Things Celtic

Find kilts and other Irish items at Things Celtic

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Joy Hot Sauce Shop

Cry happy tears at Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop

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Guadalupe Street

Check out the shops and restaurants along Guadalupe Street

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Segway Exploration

Hop on the Segway and explore the city

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Umlauf Sculpture

See the interesting pieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

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On Horseback

Experience Texas on horseback

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Big Top Candy Shop

Have a sugar rush at Big Top Candy Shop

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Bass Concert Hall

Enjoy a night filled with music at Bass Concert Hall

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Ipic Theater

Relax and watch a movie at iPic Theater

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Boating

Rent a boat and sail into the sunset

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St. Edward’s University

Find a quiet spot to read a book at St. Edward’s University

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Austin Duck Adventures

Explore the sights and sounds of the city on land and by the lake at Austin Duck Adventures

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Pennybacker Bridge

Get a great view of the lake atop the Pennybacker Bridge 360 Overlook

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St. Mary’s Cathedral

Have a quiet reflection at St. Mary’s Cathedral

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I Love You So Much Mural

Take a picture of the I Love You So Much mural and send it to someone

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Pioneer Farms

Travel to another time at Pioneer Farms

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Texas Observation Deck

View as far as the eye can see from the University of Texas Tower Observation Deck

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Esther's Follies

Laugh out loud at Esther’s Follies

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Hideout Theatre

Tickle your funny bone at the Hideout Theatre

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Velveeta Room

Laugh like nobody’s watching at the Velveeta Room

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O. Henry's

Learn about O. Henry’s life and works

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Commons Ford Ranch

Have a picnic at Commons Ford Ranch

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Museum of the Weird

Discover the bizarre and freaky at Museum of the Weird

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Texas Memorial Museum

Meet a scientist at the Texas Memorial Museum

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Bull Creek District Park

Go hiking in Bull Creek District Park

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Antone’s Nightclub

Listen to smooth blues music at Antone’s Nightclub

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Metropolitan Park

Frolic under the sun at Emma Long Metropolitan Park

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Pease Park

Check out Eeyore’s birthday party at Pease Park

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The Belmont

Watch a rockin’ concert at the Belmont

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Frank Erwin Center

Find out what’s happening next at Frank Erwin Center

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Moonlight Towers

See the Moonlight Towers light up the night skies

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Uchi

Have mouth-watering sushi at Uchi

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Franklin Barbecue

Order a Brisket, Ribs or Pulled Pork at Franklin Barbecue

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At Truluck’s

Eat the freshest seafood at Truluck’s

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Hopdoddy

Have burgers and beers at Hopdoddy

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Torchy’s Tacos

Find out the Taco of the Month at Torchy’s Tacos

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Slice Pizza

Enjoy a slice of Home Slice Pizza

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Brisket at Rudie's

Savor the Texas Brisket at Rudy’s

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Caffe Medici

Have an espresso at Caffe Medici

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Ice Cream at Amy's

Scream for ice cream at Amy’s

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Weird Homes Tour

Learn what it’s like to live weird on the Weird Homes Tour

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Texas Roller Derby

See the “Most Entertaining Sport in the World” at the Texas Roller Derby

Do you think we covered all of the awesome things to do in Austin? While there’s hundreds of awesome attractions in the city, we can’t get to them all. However, if there’s something that completely missed, make sure to notify us. Enjoy your visit!