Bucket List: Austin, Texas

Now that I’ve moved away from Austin, I feel like I can give away some of my not-so-secret spots around town. I’d been putting this list together for a couple years, although there are probably a bunch of things that I’ve forgotten to add. There are just WAY too many amazing things to do in this city. In my opinion, a lot of the entries on this list are requirements to become a true Austinite! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Hope you enjoy!

-Eric

Bucket List for Austin

  • Live Music, obviously (check out c3concerts.com for upcoming concerts)
  • Hamilton pool
  • Tour of the CapitolDSC_9954_5_6_tonemapped
  • Brewery Tours (512, Austin Beerworks, Live Oak, Independence, etc)
  • Zilker Park & Lou Neff Point
  • Rainy st.
  • Kayak/paddleboard on town lakeDSC_1335_6_7_8_9_tonemapped
  • Greenbelt
    • Lost Creek
    • Twin Falls
    • Sculptures
    • Jumping Cliff
    • Seismic Wall (Rock Climbing)
  • Peter Pan’s BYOB Putt Putt
  • Mount BonnellDSC_2014
  • 360 Bridge lookout point
  • 6th stIMG_0238
  • Baylor st. Art Wall
  • Barton Springs
  • Rollerderby Girls
  • Enchanted Rock
  • Congress bridge bats
  • Alamo Drafthouse
  • UT football gameScreen Shot 2012-11-27 at 11.25.15 AM
  • Coffeeshops
    • Mozart’s
    • Epoch (24 hrs)
    • Stange Brew (24 hrs)
    • Bennu (24 hrs)
  • 2-stepping (Broken Spoke or Midnight Rodeo?)
  • Observation Deck of UT towerDSC_2403
  • Tubing the river
  • Red Bud Island
  • Reimers Ranch/rockclimbing
  • Auditorium Shores
  • Ranson Center
  • 9th st. dirt jumps
  • Planet KDSC_0862_3_4
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Black Swan Yoga
  • Driskill Hotel
  • Boat Party on Lake Travis

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Festivals

  • SXSW
  • ACL
  • Blues on the GreenIMG_0442
  • Kite Fest
  • Bat Fest
  • Reggae Fest
  • Eeyore’s Bday
  • Pecan St Fest
  • Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round UpDSC_0281
  • Rot Rally
  • First Thursdays

Food/Drinks

  • Elephant RoomScreen Shot 2013-02-10 at 2.20.51 AM
  • Whip In
  • Sway – modern thai (WOW)
  • Black Sheep Lounge
  • Ken’s Donuts (samosas and apple fritters ftw!)DSC_1363
  • Verts (free beer Fri.)
  • Asters Ethiopian
  • Gingerman (Pint Mon.)
  • Waterloo ($.40 wings happy hr)
  • 888
  • East Side Kings
  • Crepes on Congress
  • Torchy’sScreen Shot 2013-02-10 at 2.18.38 AM
  • Best Pizza
    • Jackalope (2×1 Tues.)
    • East Side Pies
    • HomeSlice
  • Best Burger
    • Gourdough’s (-$1 Tues)DSC_1371
    • P. Terry’s
    • Cuatros ($4 burgerMon)
    • Jackalope (2×1 Wed.)
  • Best Texan Food
    • Franklins BBQ
    • Opie’s BBQ (about a 30 min drive, totally worth it)
    • Salt Lick (not the best BBQ, but great ambiance
    • Texas Chili Parlor (beware of the XXX chili)DSC_1375
  • Sno beach
  • Juan in a Million (the Don Juan!)
  • Tiff’s Treats (ice cream sandwich)
  • Coreanos
  • Old School Burger
  • Bubble Tea on the drag
  • Yogurt PlanetDSC_2310
  • La Mexicana Bakery
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Flying Saucer
  • Double Dave’s (Draft Thurs)
  • Shiner Saloon ($1 Whisky Wed.)DSC_2428
  • Tyson’s Tacos

Special thanks to 365 things to do in Austin who always had great daily updates for events around town.

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