Austin for Families
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Austin is, without question, one of the coolest cities in the Southwest, with a grass roots foodie culture, a beautiful natural setting offering ample chances to enjoy the great outdoors, and a music scene that's the envy of Texas.
2131 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746, USA
Texas summers are hot! When the heat hits, the people of Austin flock to the Barton Springs Pool to cool off and chill out. The $8 summer entrance fee (for nonresidents) buys you a whole day of fun. Get your hand stamped for reentry if...
1720 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
This south Austin mural located on the corner of Annie and South 1st Street is a popular location for travel photos as well as engagement photos (or just cheesin' out in general). Why not take your photo in front of the mural the next time you...
200 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
I like it when my trips are educational and not just fun. So when I was in Austin some time ago I insisted on visiting the Capitol building. The architecture is great and it had plenty of 'Texas' detailing, from the light fixtures in the main hall...
5301 Airport Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78751, USA
I have been to Japan three times, and every time I've discovered a new favorite dish. As a traveler, I will venture out of my comfort zone to experience the best a cuisine can give. At Kome, I felt like I was in Osaka or even Fukuoka experiencing...
1110 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
If you find yourself in the quirky west Austin neighborhood of Clarksville, don't make the mistake of thinking that you need to head back downtown to find a place to eat. For anything from a cup of coffee to a fine dinner to a weekend brunch, head...
1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
The Bouldin Creek Coffee House has become a South Austin staple. The entirely vegetarian menu is still diverse and the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bouldin Creek is a big hangout for the "Keep Austin Weird" community and...
1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Jo's Coffee sits on a prominent corner in the vibrant, always-busy South Congress shopping district. Jo's serves coffee (from Austin local Cuvee Coffee), drinks, beer, baked goods, salads, and sandwiches. This is more than just a coffee shop—stop...
6103 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, USA
The Turquoise Trading Post has been an Austin institution since the mid 1990s, and offers a wide array of beautiful Native American jewelry, sourced from artists across the Southwest. They also have a selection of pottery, and Zuni 'fetishes'—...
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