Collected by Lara Dalinsky, AFAR Local Expert
8400 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725, USA
If you like to race bicycles then you're going to love Austin, Texas. It doesn't matter what time of year you visit there will be a race series covering the current season. I have met a lot of racers at the local races that were just visiting...
1704 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Anything that you can imagine, made local and beautiful! Parts & Labour has been working with local crafty artists for many, many years, and the shop is truly like walking into a studio filled with one of a kind pieces. This is the ideal place to...
10025 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758, USA
A new quick-service eatery in Austin, TX. Owned by Austinites who felt there weren't enough healthy options in Austin. This is delicious, healthy, organic, local...and FAST. GreenGos is about well-being and making it tasty amazing. Must try:...
4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
You need something fun do with your family? Something that involves live music, plays-capes, amazing food and a great wine/beer selection?! The Cafe at Central Market has got you covered. From local acts that will entertain the entire family to a...
4th & 5th Floor, KWah House, Huai Hai Zhong Lu 1028, 淮海路西段徐汇区 China, 200031
Chef/owner Austin Hu draws on his background (a junior sous chef at the legendary Gramercy Tavern in NYC) to create a compelling, delectable menu hailed as "Contemporary American." But while the flavors earn their American reputation, the menu is...
1130 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Wiggy's is a local, independently owned full service wine and liquor store but their beer cooler and two walk-in humidors are also very well stocked. The friendly staff will help you with any selection and perhaps let you have a taste or two of...
3414 Lyons Rd, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Nearly every city has a farmers' market now, but how often do you go to the market right on the farm? Boggy Creek Farm is one of the country's oldest urban market farms, located in East Austin and open to the public Wednesday and Sunday mornings...
4444 FM150, Kyle, TX 78640, USA
Tucked off the silent Hill Country backroads just beyond southwest Austin on a sprawling 88 acres is Sage Hill Inn & Spa. This rustic-meets-luxury Hill Country hideaway is nearing its 20-year mark with a new name, revamped touches and alluring...
2200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
Thunderbird is one of Austin's neighborhood coffee shop gems right in the thick of the small restaurants and bars on Manor Road. The space is small, so it can get kind of crowded, but there's an equal amount of indoor seating and picnic tables...
East Austin, Austin, TX, USA
The East Austin Studio Tour is held every November when over 100 local artists open their studios and workshops to the public. It's a great way to discover the hidden art scene in the East Austin community. From the streets, most of east Austin...
110 The Cir, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Minimal and modern yet warm and inviting for the independent urban traveler. In the heart of the hip and vibrant SoCo district, tucked away by the shade of a few trees. It's a boutique hotel that takes pleasure in the details. It's beautiful...
1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
It’s been many years since I was in Austin and decided to hit back the Hotel San Jose, one of the first DIY boutique hotels in the country, carved out of an old motel. It helped revitalize the whole South Congress hip strip of Austin into one of...
As someone born and raised in Austin, Texas I was shocked that West Texas had so much to offer and that I had not visited sooner. The small, but cowboy chic, Terlingua Ghost Town just outside the National Park made a great place for brunch before...
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Bootleg Airstream is the first of its kind—it's a shoe store in an Airstream trailer. Launched in spring 2013, the vintage trailer is the brand showroom of Bootleg Market, an online marketplace where people can buy, sell or swap high-fashion...
1611 W 5th St #165, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Beets Living Foods Café is an upscale raw-food dining experience. Come in and experience breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or dessert, and take pleasure in discovering how delicious healthful cuisine can be. Chef Sylvia, a true Texas girl, helms...
1014 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Ready-to-eat meals from a seasonal menu featuring fresh and high quality ingredients. Are you committed to eating healthy? Are you on a specific diet? Look no further than Snap Kitchen for when your busy schedule takes you away from your time in...
2103 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723, USA
You might associate the old-fashioned drive-in movie theater with warm summer nights, but this is Texas, where the summer heat wilts you even after the sun goes down. The Blue Starlite doesn't even start the season until after Labor Day, and it...
2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712, USA
This impressive modernist building, designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft, houses the legacy of the 36th president of the United States of America. Central Texas native Lyndon Baines Johnson was one of the most colorful and powerful men in the...
10901 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758, USA
Lone Star Court is a modern hotel with a timeless twist. Inspired by the motor courts of yesteryear, guests experience in retro-style accommodations and first-rate hospitality. Adding to the property’s rustic charm are an outdoor dipping pool,...
202 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
ZACH Theatre is the longest continuous running theatre company in Austin and Texas. It mission is to create an intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. Set in a new state-of-the art...
2312 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
The Austin Swing Syndicate has been holding Thursday night dances at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs – known as” The Fed” – since 1999. The event draws 200-300 people each week and is a welcoming place to socialize and have a good time. No...
5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744, USA
McKinney Falls State Park is Austin’s backyard. Nature-lovers have plenty to do to enjoy Texas’ beauty. Hikers will enjoy the park’s Hill Country trails; history buffs can visit homestead remains; campers will find great facilities; and sportsmen...
2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723, USA
The words “upscale” and “bar food” don’t tend to go hand-in-hand, but somehow Contigo has mastered the concept perfectly. This East Austin gem has a spacious patio filled with wooden benches, fire pits, and has a partially covered area with...
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