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Welcome to Austin, Texas

"The Live Music Capital of the World"

Netto Awards

Honoring the top 1% of Austin-based locations

State Capitol

Netto Score: 97

TripAdvisor Rank: #1

Location: Congress Ave

LBJ Presidential Library

Netto Score: 97

TripAdvisor Rank: #2

Location: Red River St

Wildflower Center

Netto Score: 96

TripAdvisor Rank: #9

Location: La Crosse Ave

Barton Springs Pool

Netto Score: 94

TripAdvisor Rank: #5

Location: Barton Springs Rd

Bullock Museum

Netto Score: 93

TripAdvisor Rank: #4

Location: Congress Ave

Graffiti Park

Netto Score: 91

TripAdvisor Rank: #21

Location: Baylor St

Austin's Top 1% »

Austin-Only

Local attractions, markets, deals and more

University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas System. It is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow's artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers... Read More »

Location: Inner Campus Dr

Bike and Brew ATX Tours

Austin's premier city and libation adventure. Tours offer visitors a custom bicycle and a unique way to experience the sights, sounds, and taste of the city. Rides vary in duration, location and difficulty, but share a focus on some of Austin's major attractions and finest breweries, wineries, and distilleries. People from around the world can bike and bond over a craft refreshment... Read More »

Book a Tour: $75 for 1 Person

Salt Lick & Winery Shuttle Tour

Get out to Salt Lick and Texas wineries with this amazing Hill Country BBQ and Wine shuttle. This tour is ideal for solo travelers, couples and small groups wanting to take a break from Austin for the best of the Hill Country. There are three stop options: The world-famous Salt Lick, Duchman Family Winery and Fall Creek Vineyards. Enjoy at least 45 minutes at each stop... Read More »

Book a Tour: $50 for 1 Person

Texas Farmers Market (TFM)

Year-round, rain-or-shine, producer only markets. TFM's practices are an extension of local farmers' and ranchers' practices. Bringing clarity and transparency to what you buy at the market is their top priority. As the only producer-only verified market in town, you are assured that vendors bring the fruits of their labors honestly, using the practices they tout to shoppers... Read More »

Locations: Lakeline and Mueller

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Movies, Plays & Shows

Austin's films, theatres & performances

ZACH Theatre

Musicals, Plays

TripAdvisor Rank: #42

Location: S Lamar Blvd

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Esther's Follies

Comedy, Magic

TripAdvisor Rank: #1

Location: E 6th St

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One World Theatre

Live Music

TripAdvisor Rank: #54

Location: Bee Caves Rd

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The Hideout Theatre

Improv Comedy

TripAdvisor Rank: #11

Location: Congress Ave

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Paramount Theatre

Films, Live Music

TripAdvisor Rank: #63

Location: Congress Ave

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Alamo Drafthouse

Films & Food

TripAdvisor Rank: #9

Location: E 6th St

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Music

See why it's so rocking in this city!

Austin City Limits - LIVE

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the permanent home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American TV history. This is the premier location in Austin for live performances... Read More »

Location: W Willie Nelson Blvd

The Broken Spoke

Voted "Best Dancehall in Texas" by Texas Highway, The Broken Spoke is a favorite hang-out of Austin's country musicians. Its reputation for great live country music and good Texas cooking is world famous, having played host to countless country legends. Its owners, James and Annetta White, will tell you, "We ain't fancy, but we're damn sure country. Y'all come see us!"... Read More »

Location: S Lamar Blvd

Historic Scoot Inn

Eclectic indie bands + a dance floor located in a happening, compact historic inn. You'll find two bars & lots of beer. The inn was established in 1871 and has been an iconic East Austin landmark ever since. One of the best outdoor music venues in Austin that features a large outdoor patio space with games. The dive bar inside will play your favorite 8-track... Read More »

Location: E 4th St

C-Boy's Heart & Soul

Enjoy great live music onstage 7 nights a week, a spacious outdoor patio with vintage shuffleboard and one of the best kept secrets in Austin -- the intimate, throwback cocktail lounge called "The Jade Room." Featuring the best in R&B, Soul, Blues and a little Country on Sundays, C-Boy's Heart & Soul offers everything you want on a night out, including easy parking... Read More »

Location: S Congress Ave

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Restaurants

Pay attention to these local restaurants

Salty Sow

American (Traditional)

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: Manor Rd

Barley Swine

American (New)

Yelp Stars: 4

Location: Burnet Rd

L'Estelle

French

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: Rainey St

Uchi

Japanese

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: South Lamar Blvd

Mattie's

Southern Cooking

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: W Live Oak St

Moonshine

Southern Cooking, Brunch

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: Red River St

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Shopping

Explore unique local shops

The Domain

Shopping Mall

TripAdvisor Rank: #2

Location: Century Oaks Terrace

Allens Boots

Specialty Shop

TripAdvisor Rank: #4

Location: South Congress Ave

Uncommon Objects

Antiques

TripAdvisor Rank: #6

Location: South Congress Ave

Waterloo Records

Specialty Shop

TripAdvisor Rank: #7

Location: N Lamar Blvd

2nd Street District

Boutiques, Restaurants

TripAdvisor Rank: #49

Location: Downtown

Austin Books & Comics

Specialty Shop

TripAdvisor Rank: #17

Location: N Lamar Blvd

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Nightlife

Live the Austin Life. Live it up tonight!

Sixth Street

Local Scene

TripAdvisor Rank: #3

Location: 6th Street

Pete's Dueling Piano Bar

Live Music, Bar

TripAdvisor Rank: #4

Location: 6th Street

Rainey Street

Local Scene

TripAdvisor Rank: #6

Location: Rainey Street

Elephant Room

Live Music, Jazz & Blues

TripAdvisor Rank: #9

Location: Congress Ave

The Chuggin' Monkey

Live Music, Bar

TripAdvisor Rank: #26

Location: 6th Street

The Dizzy Rooster

Live Music, Bar

TripAdvisor Rank: #29

Location: 6th Street

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Events

Get the inside scoop on the best events around town

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Inspired by the PBS concert series of the same name, the ACL Music Festival has eight stages where musical groups from genres including rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and hip hop perform for fans. Over 450,000 people attend the festival each year. In addition to the music performances, there are food and drinks, an art market, and other activities for attendees... Read More »

Location: Zilker Park

Float Fest

Everyone's favorite concert/festival/tubing adventure. Of course, hours upon hours of live music in the summer is great, but in Texas you'll have the issue of it being roughly 1,000 degrees. Well, that's okay now. Float Fest has solved the problem - float on the river, cool off, then music! It's nature's air conditioning. The FLOAT takes about 2.5-4 hours so come prepared... Read More »

Location: San Marcos

Circuit of the Americas

Circuit of The Americas is a premier motorsports and entertainment destination. Set on 1,500 acres in the rolling hills just outside downtown Austin, Circuit of The Americas has hosted the biggest names in racing, action sports and music since 2012. At its heart is a 3.41-mile racetrack designed to challenge the world's most exacting competitors while providing thrills for audiences... Read More »

Location: Circuit of the Americas Blvd

Austin Marathon

The race starts on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2nd and Congress Ave, several blocks south of the Texas State Capitol, and touches Austin landmarks and areas, such as downtown, the Colorado River, SoCo, Hyde Park, and the UT Austin campus, passing by Memorial Stadium. It also includes music by live bands along the route. The race ends just south of the Capitol... Read More »

Location: Misc.

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Residents of Austin

Outstanding people who call Austin home

Willie Nelson

URL: willienelson.com

Wikipedia: Willie_Nelson

Country Music Legend

Eric Johnson

URL: ericjohnson.com

Wikipedia: Eric_Johnson

Grammy Winning Guitarist

Gary Clark Jr.

URL: garyclarkjr.com

Wikipedia: Gary_Clark_Jr.

Blues Rock Legend

Patty Griffin

URL: pattygriffin.com

Wikipedia: Patty_Griffin

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News

Austin's Breaking Headlines

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Visit

Enjoy this amazing city - fly, save, explore!

The Driskill

Historic Hotel

TripAdvisor Rank: #28

Location: Brazos St

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Travel Texas

Trip Planning

Resource: Places to Stay

Get Going: Plan Your Trip

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The Bats

A Must See

TripAdvisor Rank: #13

Location: Congress Ave Bridge

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Austin-Bergstrom

Save with Hipmunk

URL: Hipmunk.com → AUS

Location: Presidential Blvd

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Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to Austin

Resource: Business Climate

Location: East 5th St

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Rising [Lone] Stars

Austin locations with outstanding qualities

City-Wide Garage Sale

Vintage Market

TripAdvisor Rank: #165

Location: Misc.

Franklin Barbecue

Popular BBQ

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: East 11th St

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Swimming Hole

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: Near Austin

Donn's Depot

Dive Bar

Yelp Stars: 4.5

Location: W 5th St

Spider House

Cafe & Bar

Yelp Stars: 3.5

Location: Fruth St

Veggie Heaven

Chinese / Vegetarian Food

Yelp Stars: 3.5

Location: W 5th St

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