38: Fun Things to do in Austin TX
Howdy! So I lived in Austin for a few years but I'm by no means a local. When I move to a new place, I try to see it like a tourist for as long as possible, finding fun new entertainment every time I go out. Bear in mind, I keep my outings pretty affordable so this isn't a high-dining guide. Here are some of my favorite Austin spots:
Via 313 Pizza. They fry it. Like the whole thing.
Jewboy Burgers. Get a latke on your burger. Just do it.
Fave Fried Chicken:
Micklethwait Craft Meats. Go early. They run out fast.
Fave Hole-in-the-wall Bar:
Casino El Camino. Makes a good burger.
Fave Hispter Bar:
Central Machine Works. Good pizza.
Fave Chinese Food:
Jade Restaurant. Best dim sum and soup dumplings around.
Fave Cajun Food:
Evangeline's Cafe. Order the gator bites.
Gourdough's Big. Fat. Donuts. They've got sweet. They're got savory. They spark joy.
Fave Coffee Shop:
Mozart's Coffee Roasters. Definitely visit around Christmas time to watch the light show and to see Santa Clause paly the piano.
Art for the People Gallery. Come for the art. Chill with the pugs. <3
Fave fun days out:
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. If you're in the area around the holiday season, see if you can catch an Luminations show here! You won't regret it.
Zilker Botanical Garden. If you happen to be in the area this April (2022), see if you can catch The Surreal Garden. Should be a super cool light show. I'm hoping to make it there myself.
Fave dog park:
Cedar Bark Park. It's not in Austin but it's close enough. They have three sections. One for small dogs, one for big (over 30lbs), and one for dogs that want to swim. It's huge, they have water fountains, poop clean up supplies on hand, and they have a doggy washing station.
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