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Popular Attractions in Austin

If you're a first time visitor to Austin, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Austin.


What are some good attractions in Austin?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Austin.

Franklins BBQ
900 East 11th Street Austin, TX
Zilker Park
2168 Lou Neff Rd. Austin, TX
Barton Springs Pool
2101 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX (512) 476-9044
Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 441-0202
Rainey Street
Rainey Street Austin, TX
Texas State Capitol
1100 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX (512) 463-0063
Lake Travis
Austin, TX
Hamilton Pool
24300 Hamilton Pool RD Austin, TX (512) 264-2740
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX (512) 471-3434
Lake Austin
Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX
Rudy's Country Store And Bar-B-Q
2451 S Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX (512) 329-5554
Barton Creek Greenbelt
3755-B South Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX (512) 477-1566
Esther's Follies
525 East 6th Street Austin, TX (512) 320-0553
West 6th Street
Austin, TX
E 6th St
E 6th St Austin, TX

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"A little further drive but worth it is Hamilton Pool."  See More

"Definitely checkout Zilker Park, a beautiful open park with a great view of downtown."  See More

"try going for a swim in the Barton Springs Pool."  See More

"Music Antone's, Continental Club, Saxon Pub( South Lamar)."  See More

"For nightlife, I would skip W 6th St (unless you like a crazy party atmosphere with mostly college students) and go to Rainey Street You should also check out some live music and there is a fun place for chicken poo bingo!"  See More

"The Alamo, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue Bridge, Fredericksburg (Texas) and Lockhart are good places to visit."  See More

"Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Canyon Lake, and the Guadalupe River State Park Road and Comal River are some nearby suggestions for waterfront accommodations."  See More

"Other good areas to look in would be Clarksville just west of downtown and the area and The University of Texas at Austin, Hyde Park and the Brentwood area."  See More

"My favorite BBQ place is called Rudy's Country Store And Bar-B-Q."  See More

"Others ideas - take in the sunset from Mount Bonnell (highest spot in Austin) or a long hike on the Barton Creek Greenbelt."  See More

"but be sure to take them to Esther's Follies on 6th street."  See More

"Also E 6th St/ 6th street will most likely be really lively at night!"  See More

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  1. Franklins BBQ
  2. Zilker Park
  3. Barton Springs Pool
  4. Continental Club
  5. Rainey Street
  6. Texas State Capitol
  7. Lake Travis
  8. Hamilton Pool
  9. The University of Texas at Austin
  10. Lake Austin
  11. Rudy's Country Store And Bar-B-Q
  12. Barton Creek Greenbelt
  13. Esther's Follies
  14. West 6th Street
  15. E 6th St
Where can I find out more about Austin?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Austin locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Austin.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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