Things To Do

Drink

Hotel San Jose Lounge
Boutique hotel with a lounge in the back, serves delicious things like frozen rose, and other great sips sitting right off South Congress

The ABGB
Urban beer garden with a fun atmosphere and plenty of tables

Mozart's Coffee
Number one has the best view as it’s located right on Lake Austin! You’ll find lots of people studying there, lovely outdoor area!

Radio Coffee & Beer
Nice coffee shop that has evening events an a good brew. Has sweet outdoor seating

Do

Barton Springs Pool
This local watering hole boasts a consistent water temperature of 70 degrees. A popular venue for year-round swimming, it measures three acres of natural spring-fed bliss

Hike & Bike Trail
Great place to take an early morning stroll and walk on the over-the-water board-walk and enjoy the view

Austin Bouldering Project
Excellent place to spend a few hours rock-climbing, it's got a brewery attached to it!

The Contemporary Austin
Has two portions, a gallery and Laguna Gloria (they have peacocks on the grounds here)—both are fun

Shop

South Congress Ave.
Big tourist attraction but is still filled with unique shops and the best view of the capitol

The Domain
Outdoor shopping mall for if you forget the shoes you wanted to wear to our wedding

Barton Creek Mall
Indoor shopping mall incase you forget the tie you wanted to wear to our wedding

Vintage Shops
Find the perfect one-of-a-kind souvenir from Texas in one of the many thrift shops. Avoid ones on South Congress as those are marked up, but still nice to browse

See

Mount Bonnell
Perfect place to get a sunset over the lake or an early morning sunrise

Texas State Capitol
Bigger and better than the US Capitol (like everything in Texas) it's worth the visit to see Ann Richard's hair in her portrait. Go girl!

Austin Public Library
Newest big addition to town, this place is architecturally beautiful, but also a nice place to go with kids

Zilker Botanical Gardens
Lush acreage in the middle of a busy and bustling city, a true escape into the beauty of nature