Explore Austin

Things to Do

Austin is an epicenter of creativity, with a vibrant cultural arts scene, as well as the Live Music Capital of the World®. The city has an abundance of unique activities that it can be hard to pick and choose. From stand-up paddle boarding and music venues for every taste, to eclectic restaurants and vintage shopping finds. Check out the favorites that visitors love and locals can’t get enough. The Austin Insider Blog lists so many great options that will energize you to explore, even after a full day of educational sessions!


Food and Drink

There’s a multitude of places to eat in Austin for every budget and palate. Discover unique dining serving up Tex-Mex, BBQ, breakfast tacos and more. From James Beard Award-winning eateries to the best dives in Austin. No Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any one of many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues. The city serves up a bevy of local and craft libations… from grapevines to hops, whether you're a sommelier or a beer aficionado, there's a place to find your drink in Austin.

Restaurants, food trucks, bars and more


Trip Planning Tools

With so much to see, do, hear, and taste, it’s hard to narrow the options, but these guides will help! 

Things to do
Cultural Arts
Walking tours
Sample itineraries
Downtown map