50 Things To Do in Austin

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May 14, 2021 11:36:58 AM PDT May 14, 2021 11:36:58 AM PDTth, May 14, 2021 11:36:58 AM PDT

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!