50 Things to do in Austin

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50 Things To Do in Austin


Whether you're visiting for a day, a week, or you've lived here your whole life, there is always something fun and exciting to do here in Austin.

Here's a list of 50 must-dos!


  1. Take a picture in front of the UT Tower
  2. Visit the I love you so much wall
  3. Rent a paddleboard at Lady Bird Lake
  4. Watch the bats fly out from Congress Avenue Bridge
  5. Grab a slice of pizza at Home Slice
  6. Visit the University Co-op to pick up all of your souveniers
  7. Learn to Texas two-step at Broken Spoke
  8. Hike Mt. Bonnell at sunset (or sunrise if you're ambitious)
  9. Visit the Blanton Museum of Art
  10. Go to Alamo Drafthouse for a unique movie-watching experience
  11. Explore all the amazing food trucks at The Picnic, Austin’s food truck park.
  12. Wander through the fun shops on South Congress
  13. Play a round at Peter Pan Mini Golf
  14. Stuff your face with doughnuts for dinner at Gordough's
  15. Complete the trail around Lady Bird Lake
  16. Try some of the best barbeque in the nation (Try Franklin's or Stubbs)
  17. Hang out with roaming peacocks at Mayfield Park
  18. Stroll through the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  19. Surround yourself with dogs at Zilker Park
  20. Watch Austin FC play a game at Q2 Stadium
  21. Soak in the views at the 360 Bridge overlook
  22. Eat at the classic Magnolia Cafe
  23. Spend some time at the STEM-oriented Thinkery
  24. Wander around BookPeople - the largest independent book store in Texas
  25. Sip coffee at Mozart's
  26. See how good your golf game is at Top Golf
  27. Grab brunch and a classic photo op at Irene’s
  28. Celebrate history at the Texas State Capitol
  29. Explore Texas farmers market at Mueller every Sunday
  30. Explore the music scene and see a show at a famous venue
  31. Visit a Texas landmark and the oldest operating hotel in Austin, The Driskill  
  32. Snap a photo at the "Hi, how are you" mural
  33. Pay a visit to the LBJ Presidential Library
  34. Explore historic 6th street
  35. Go to cheer on the Longhorns at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  36. Tour the Cathedral of Junk
  37. Grab breakfast tacos - a true Austin tradition
  38. Visit Waterloo Records for a vintage scene
  39. Eat Kerbey Queso at 2 am in true college student style
  40. Channel your inner child and get lost in Toy Joy
  41. Learn more about our history at the Bullock Texas State History Museum
  42. Wander down Rainey St
  43. Buy a Cactus at East Austin Succulents
  44. Visit the flagship Whole Foods - which is over 80,000 square feet 
  45. Soak in the beauty of the Umlauf Sculpture Park
  46. Enjoy a night out at The Continental Club
  47. Take a dip in Barton Springs
  48. Learn more about President Lyndon B. Johnson at the LBJ Presidential Library
  49. Enjoy some gourmet ice cream from Lick Honest Ice Creams
  50. Document your trip with one last photo at the Greetings from Austin mural


And, of course, visit the University Co-op and shop for all of your Texas gear!

Have fun and hook 'em!