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Insiders Favorites in Austin

27 Mar 2006  Lived, schooled and worked in Austin for a dozen years.
4.0 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

My favorite things to do and see in the Austin area.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Austin
  • Category: Perfect week or more
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Driskill Hotel
    The Driskill, Austin, Texas

    Centrally located historic hotel perfectly situated for the clubs of Sixth Street and touring the state capitol.

  • 2. Sixth Street
    6th Street, Austin, Texas

    Lively street packed with nightclubs and resturants. Great for sampling Texas blues, rock, punk or folk music. Quite a scene Thu-Fri nights. Look for local character the "Coz of it All" playing an electric guitar on the street while wearing a crown.

  • 3. Barton Springs/Zilker Park
    Barton Springs Pool, Austin, Texas

    A natural, spring fed pool in the middle of the city? People have been coming here for centuries to cool off in its chilly 65 degree waters.

  • 4. Pennybacker Bridge /Loop 360 Bridge
    http://austin.about.com/od/photogallery/ss/loop360bridge.htm

    The view from this bridge over the Lake Austin part of the Colorado River is breathtaking indeed.

  • 5. Continental Club
    Continental Club, Austin, Texas

    Rock to Rockabilly, enjoy some fine Austin acts in a lounge-like atmosphere.

  • 6. South Congress
    South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas

    From vintage clothes to western antiques, from Tex-Mex to nightclubs, South Congress has it all. Check out First Thursdays for a street fair atmosphere.

  • 7. Guero's
    Guero's Taco Bar, Austin, Texas

    This hands-down favorite Tex-Mex place never disappoints. Delicious enchiladas, tacos, margaritas in a family run restaurant.

  • 8. Magnolia Café
    Magnolia Cafe South, Austin, Texas

    Omelettes or "Mag-Mex" breakfasts and unbelievably good bottomless cups of coffee make this a primo breakfast spot. Oh yeah, and they're open 24 hours!

  • 9. Austin Motel
    Austin Motel, Austin, Texas

    Fans of Austin will recognize the landmark neon sign for this refurbed motel. Located on funky South Congress, it's popular with musicians at the SXSW music show.

  • 10. Waterloo Records and Video
    Waterloo Records, Austin, Texas

    A one-stop shopping Mecca for Texas Music fans. If it was made in Texas, you will find it here, and you can listen to it first, too.

  • 11. Harry Ransom Center
    Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas

    From a permanently displayed Gutenberg bible to the first photograph ever taken, the HRC has a varied and very interesting collection.

  • 12. Guadalupe Street
    Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas

    Known locally as the "Drag", Guadalupe is a street full of eclectic shops and cheap eats that runs alongside the University of Texas Campus. Great for people watching and inexpensive beer.

  • 13. Deep Eddy Pool

    Clean, cool, clear spring waters and well marked lanes make this a premium outdoor pool for lap swimming. Also has a family atmosphere and big shade trees within view of Barton Creek.

  • 14. Mount Bonnell
    Mount Bonnell, Austin, Texas

    Another great lookout over Lake Austin. Has a multitude of steps that may leave you breathless. A romatic spot that can leave one breathless for other reasons, too.

  • 15. Laguna Gloria Art Museum
    Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas

    The exhibits are good, but even more alluring is the Spanish and Mediterranean-style villa and grounds on which they are located.