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Make Austin yours

There's a lot of talk about the best things to do and see in Austin. That's why we created guides for foodies, history buffs, musicians, golfers and everyone in between. We want you to experience Austin according to your interests, whether you're looking to paddle board or hike or try one of nearly 2,000 food trailers in town. Think of us as your personal tour guide.

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Fresh For Foodies 
Isn't It Romantic 
 Girlfriend Getaway
 Golfer's Nirvana
 Get Outside
 3-Day Sampler
 On a Budget
 Audio Track
 History Buff
 Art Appreciation
 Tours
Family Fun
  Wine Connoisseur
   

 

Fresh for Foodies

Austin is a foodie's paradise. Here are the top places we'd sample for a taste of Austin's cuisine and flavor.

Whole Foods
Central Market
Austin Farmers' Market
Barton Creek Farmers Market
Boggy Creek Farms
Food Trailers
Austin Eats Food Tours
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Isn't It Romantic

Looking to plan a romantic getaway? Try this list for some quiet time for two.

Mount Bonnell
The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Driskill Hotel
Lakeway Resort and Spa
Die Gelbe Rose Carriage
Austin Helicopter Tours
The Oasis
Hudson's on the Bend
Green Pastures Restaurant

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Girlfriend Getaway

There's nothing like spending some time with the girls for a little R&R. Here are a few places to kick back and get pampered.

Lake Austin Spa Resort
Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Lakeway Resort and Spa
2nd Street District
South Congress
The Domain
San Marcos Premium Outlets
Round Rock Premium Outlets
Austin Helicopter Tours

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Golfer's Nirvana

Can't wait to break out your new driver? Here's the lineup for must-play courses and must-stay resorts around town.

Fazio Foothills, Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Wolfdancer Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Falconhead Golf Club
Plum Creek Golf Course
Teravista Golf Course
Lakeway Live Oak Golf Course
Pedernales Cut-N-Putt Golf Club
Grey Rock Golf Club
Avery Ranch Golf Club

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Get Outside!

If you live for the outdoors, you'll find Austin has plenty to offer. Get out there and explore our top picks.

Hike & Bike Trails, Lady Bird Lake
Austin Helicopter Tours
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Barton Springs Pool
Deep Eddy Pool
Zilker Park
Mount Bonnell
McKinney Falls
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Other Hill Country Ideas 

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Flavors of Austin

3 days worth of music, nature and BBQ.

Texas State Capitol
Hike & Bike Trails, Lady Bird Lake
South Congress Avenue
Blanton Museum of Art
Warehouse District
Austin Helicopter Tours
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Bats on Congress Avenue Bridge
Mount Bonnell

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On a Budget

Money is no object for our list of inexpensive (or free) Austin sights. You'll get a taste of the city without going broke.

University of Texas Tower
First Thursday, South Congress Avenue
Hike & Bike Trails, Lady Bird Lake
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Sixth Street District
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge Bats
Blues on the Green
Barton Springs Pool
Harry Ransom Center

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Audio Track

As The Live Music Capital of the World®, it's easy to find a show. But to see where the greats played (and still do), try this list.

Victory Grill
Austin City Limits
Broken Spoke
Unplugged at the Grove
Continental Club
Stubb's
The Elephant Room
Nutty Brown Cafe
Threadgill's South
Mohawk
Waterloo Records
The Mean-Eyed Cat
Saxon Pub
Maggie Mae's

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History Buff

Who says it's all in the past?  Not when you head to Austin's numerous historical spots, which celebrate our rich history.

Texas State Capitol
LBJ Library & Museum
Bullock State History Museum
Historic Walking Tours
Texas Governor's Mansion
Driskill Hotel
Texas State Cemetery
Austin History Center
Elisabet Ney Museum
French Legation Museum

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Art Appreciation

Our artistic community is well-established - and revered - in Austin. Our top 10 list won't disappoint the creative spirit.

Blanton Museum of Fine Art
Harry Ransom Center
Mexic Arte Museum
Long Center for the Performing Arts
George Washington Carver Museum
The Contemporary Austin - The Jones Center
Austin Symphony
East Austin Studio Tour
Ballet Austin

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Tours

To truly appreciate your surroundings, get walking. Austin offers both guided and self-guided walking tour options.

Congress Avenue / Sixth Street Historic Guided Tour
Bremond Block Historic District Guided Tour
Texas State Cemetery Self-Guided Tour
Double Decker Austin
Austin Detours
Austin Duck Adventures
Austin Eats Food Tours
Austin Ghost Tours
Austin Helicopter Tours
Austin Overtures Sightseeing
Austin Party Cruises
Austin Segway Tours

For more information on guided walking tours, please call the Austin Visitor Center at 866-GO-AUSTIN or 512-478-0098.

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Family Fun

Great ideas for families and kids of all ages.

Austin Children's Museum
Austin Duck Adventures
Austin Steam Train
Austin Helicopter Tours
Zilker Zephyr Train
Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
Peter Pan Mini Golf
Schlitterbahn Water Park

For the Wine Lover

Hill Country or wine country? Both. The Austin area has a number of wineries that offer tours and tastings to the public.

Becker Vineyards
Bell Mountain Vineyards
Chisholm Trail Winery
Fall Creek Vineyards
Flat Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery
Fredericksburg Winery
Grape Creek Vineyard
Spicewood Vineyards
Stone House Vineyard
Austin Helicopter Tours

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