Take some time to explore South Austin - a place where hippie meets fancy, original meets contemporary and artsy meets outdoorsy.
Courtesy of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Marvel at and learn about the beauty and diversity of Austin’s native plants and wildflowers.
Peter Pan Mini Golf
Pick up a putter and go a few rounds at this quirky BYOB putt-putt course.
Greetings from Austin mural at Roadhouse Relics. Courtesy of Jane Ko.
Roadhouse Relics and Greetings Mural
This vintage-style neon gallery and home of the “Greetings from Austin” mural is a two-for-one tourist stop.
Austin Art Garage
If you’re on the hunt for an Austin piece, this gallery is all local.
Courtesy of the Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Sit down to New American eats from James Beard-winning Chef Bryce Gilmore.
Courtesy of Dolce Neve.
Dolce Neve Gelato
Authentic gelato is served in an adorable bungalow.
Aviary Wine & Kitchen
Aviary has been a cult favorite for wine lovers and locals since its days as decor shop/wine bar. Recently revamped as the full-service restaurant, Aviary’s warm approach to hospitality and signature sense of humor has not been lost. When you dine at Aviary, you become part of the family.
Radio Coffee & Beer. Credit Regan Hackleman.
Backbeat. Credit Jane Ko.
Settle into swanky surrounds with a craft cocktail on the peaceful rooftop.
ZACH Theatre and Long Center for the Performing Arts
Check the calendars for these thriving theaters for concerts, musicals, original works and dance, especially the beautiful Ballet Austin and summer Austin Symphony Orchestra picnics.
Courtesy of Sway.
Venture into the exotic at this modern eatery spicing up Thai with a twist.
SoLa After Dark
On South Lamar, enjoy the big sounds of Motown at The Highball with Matchmaker on Mondays, take a two-step lesson at Broken Spoke on Tuesdays, and settle down for some sweet tunes at Saxon Pub any evening.