50 Things To Do in Austin

3/16/2018 10:27 amUniversity Co-op

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. Spray paint at graffiti park

  2. Take a picture in front of the UT Tower

  3. Visit the I love you so much wall

  4. Rent a paddleboard at Lady Bird Lake

  5. Watch the bats fly out from Congress Avenue Bridge

  6. Grab a slice of pizza at Home Slice

  7. Visit the University Co-op to pick up all of your souveniers

  8. Grab an ice cream sandwich from Moojo on the drag

  9. Hike Mt. Bonnell at sunset (or sunrise if you're ambitious)

  10. Visit the Blanton Museum of Art

  11. Go to Alamo Drafthouse for a unique movie-watching experience

  12. Explore all of the amazing food trucks Austin has to offer.

  13. Wander through the fun shops on South Congress

  14. Play a round at Peter Pan Mini Golf

  15. Stuff your face with dougnuts for dinner at Gordough's

  16. Complete the trail around Lady Bird Lake

  17. Try some of the best barbeque in the nation (Try Franklin's or Stubbs)

  18. Hang out with roaming peacocks at Mayfield Park

  19. Stroll through the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

  20. Surround yourself with dogs at Zilker Park

  21. Visit the TOMS store/coffee shop hybrid

  22. Soak in the views at the 360 Bridge overlook

  23. Eat at the classic Magnolia Cafe

  24. Spend some time at the STEM-oriented Thinkery

  25. Wander around BookPeople - the largest independent book store in Texas

  26. Sip coffee at Mozart's

  27. Sit and read or play in the arcade at the University of Texas Union

  28. Grab brunch and a classic photo op at Irene’s

  29. Celebrate history at the Texas State Capitol

  30. Grab some friends and visit the Escape Game for a fun, unique night

  31. Explore the music scene and see a show at a famous venue

  32. Turtle watch at the turtle pond

  33. Snap a photo at the "Hi, how are you" mural

  34. Pay a visit to the LBJ Presidential Library

  35. Explore historic 6th street

  36. Grab a crazy snack at Voodoo Doughnuts

  37. Tour the Cathedral of Junk

  38. Grab breakfast tacos - a true Austin tradition

  39. Visit Waterloo Records for a vintage scene

  40. Eat Kerbey Queso at 2 am in true college student style

  41. Channel your inner child and get lost in Toy Joy

  42. Learn more about our history at the Bullock Texas State History Museum

  43. Wander down Rainey St

  44. Grab brunch at some classic Austin spots

  45. Visit the flagship Whole Foods - which is over 80,000 square feet 

  46. Soak in the beauty of the Umlauf Sculpture Park

  47. Enjoy a night out at The Continental Club

  48. Take a dip in Barton Springs

  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!