THE LIST

This is the best compiled list from tons of research, exploring, and from talking to folks in Austin.

  • Alamo Drafthouse- watch Mad Men at this iconic theater and order food and drinks
  • Thundercloud subs- great sandwich shop all local
  • Book People- A great local bookstore not swallowed up by the big guys.  See an author’s booksigning
  • Whole Foods Flagship store- this place in insane and covers a block and has security guards and wine tasting
  • Fredericksburg- a quaint historic German town in the hill country outside of Austin
  • Blanton Museum of Art- situated on the edge of UT, this is a beautiful museum with nice galleries and yoga
  • Barton Springs Pool- a cool spring fed natural pool on the Colorado River in downtown- people flock in full moons
  • Bastrop- a western town and pine trees forest for those of us missing real trees
  • Dons Depot- a dive bar that my friends like
  • Rainy Street-
  • Blackswan Yoga- awesome donation class yoga in downtown
  • UT campus-
  • Pecan street festival- twice per year is a big street fair in downtown
  • Bootleg- a food truck (but not) that houses a retail shop of really cool shoes and boots from around the world
  • Cactus Cafe- an iconic music venue that is small and intimate on the UT campus
  • Zach Theater-
  • Dale Watson- anywhere in town
  • Bob Schneider-
  • Jimmy Vaughn
  • Johnny Depp
  • Continental Club
  • Hopdoddy Burgers
  • Weirdos
  • Zilker Park
  • ACL Live-
  • ACL Music Festival
  • SXSW
  • NXNW
  • Meetup
  • Deep Eddy Pool
  • Wimberly and Blue Hole
  • Marble Falls
  • Congress Bridege Bats
  • Annual Film Festival
  • Horseshoe Bay-
  • Beaches-Port A, Corpus, South Padre Island
  • Red Bud Isle- walk a dog, ride bike
  • Kayak Lady Bird Lake
  • Mozart Coffee House
  • Hula Hut
  • volente Beach
  • Lake Travis- Oasis restaurant awesome sunset view
  • Mt Bunnell- hike and view at sunset
  • M Park- cool peacocks, ponds, trails, garden, history
  • Dallas- museums, trader joes, In and out burger, shopping, rangers game, H and M
  • Big Bend Observatory
  • Laguna Gloria- gorgeous spanish style house on the lake that is part of Austin Museum of Art
  • Rogue?
  • Zino Vino-
  • Blue Dahlia
  • Austin Java
  • Justines
  • The Domain-
  • Chez Zee
  • Gueros Tacos
  • Food trucks- South congress and everywhere
  • South Congress- Artwalk 1st thursday, bohemian shops, nice restaurants, iconic music venues, food trucks
  • Mandolas
  • Juan in a million
  • Breaskfast tacos-torchies tacos, pacos tacos
  • Trudys
  • Rudys
  • Ride the train
  • Huts burgers
  • The Belmont
  • Stubbs
  • Antones
  • Nutty Brown cafe
  • Threadgills
  • San Marcos outlets
  • Cafe
  • Hyde park- gorgeous old homes with gas light porches
  • Round Rock Express- minor league baseball
  • Round Rock Donuts
  • Salt Lick bbq
  • Hamilton Pool
  • Lake Buchanan
  • San Antonio
  • East Side pies
  • Carlos and charlies
  • Ipix theater
  • Charming Charlies and Sam Moon-
  • Travasa Spa
  • Aziz Salon
  • Arboretum
  • Loop 360
  • Sprouts
  • Tao Massage- my favorite foot reflexology massage
  • Allen’s Boots
  • Cafe
  • Broken Spoke
  • Ginny’s Little Hen
  • Capital building at night
  • 6th Street-
  • Chueys
  • Brick House
  • Mama Fu’s
  • Mama Mans
  • Violet Crown
  • Free Concerts at the Long Center
  • Free musicals at Zilker Park
  • Keep Ausitn Weird Festival
  • Austin Pets Alive
  • Moonshine
  • La Condesa
  • Bess’s Restaurant
  • Bouldin Creek
  • Uchi
  • Home Slice
  • Uchiko
  • Amys ice cream
  • Franks
  • Jog a dog
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Bob Bullock
  • Cathedral of Junk
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