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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
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“4 miles. Radio is a great local coffee and beer place. it's got a hip austin vibe and is a great place to sit outside sip some coffee and enjoy austin.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Food and drinks and music. This place has it all. Its got a really cool vibe. Always bursting at the seams with life. The beers are HUGE. The pizzas are amazing. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the area that people talk about when they mention "6th st". It has a lot of bars including shot bars, food trucks, a piano bar, pedi-cabs, and cheap drinks.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Fauna from all regions. Amazing walk with a view that is indescribable. All within the heart of downtown. Just a minute from Zilker and Barton Springs.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice little cafe within walking distance. From espresso drinks to happy hour on the patio. GF bread.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool outdoor venue with yummy baked goods and sandwiches. Located on the river that runs through downtown. Friendly environment and staff! Pick up a loaf of homemade bread.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Blended coffee drinks, ice cream, light food and desserts on a large, shady, multilevel dock on Lake Austin. Perfect rest stop after Mt. Bonnell and/or the 360 Bridge. Great evening stop. Dripping with Christmas lights reflecting off the water all holiday season. Aim for off hours, when it's not crowded. ”
  • 165 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Contigo is a little further out in the Mueller neighborhood but great food and patio. Also good for brunch.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The original Chuy's! It doesn't feel like a national chain inside—they have really quirky decor and a fun vibe. Favorite things on the menu: their stuffed avocado or the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas (pro tip: get extra Boom-Boom sauce).”
  • 158 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Bryce and I love this American restaurant. The menu changes monthly and there’s always something local and in season!”
  • 160 locals recommend
Diner
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“Breakfast all day! Delicious burgers, salads, milkshakes, too. Open late at night.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Great place to score national love music acts. Also has side bar with live music that’s open to public, no ticket needed. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Racetrack
“The only Formula One track in America! Check out concert series as well at Amphitheater 360”
  • 145 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Black Sheep Lodge is an authentic “old Austin” dive with plenty of beer, sports, and hearty burgers.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Convention Center
“The Austin Convention Center is down the street on Cesar Chavez Street. Easy UBER/Lyft, or bus ride to the convention center from Casa Willow. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“$$$ Gourmet New American fare served in a polished cafe space in a converted gas station/Laundromat.”
  • 165 locals recommend