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Discover the best things to do in Austin, including top events, attractions, free entertainment and more

The best things to do in Austin
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The best things to do in Austin

From an entire street buzzing with gig venues to world-famous festivals, experience the self-procleaimed (and trademarked!) Live Music Capital of the World like a local

Can't-miss Austin attractions
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Can't-miss Austin attractions

Visit Castle Hill, a former condo project turned three-story paint park open to the public

The 25 top free things to do in Austin
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The 25 top free things to do in Austin

Watch largest urban bat population swarm out from under a famous local bridge

14 great things to do in Austin with kids
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14 great things to do in Austin with kids

The Austin Zoo and the local mini-golf center make Austin an ideal family destination

Best under-the-radar Austin experiences
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Best under-the-radar Austin experiences

Pair dramatic wrestling with improv comedy at this local theatrical wrestling league

Things to do outdoors in Austin

15 best outdoor activities in Austin
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15 best outdoor activities in Austin

From alfresco concerts and movies to nature walks and boat tours

Super-fun water parks near Austin
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Super-fun water parks near Austin

There are 70 acres of water wonderland with tube chutes and lazy rivers waiting for you

Great hiking trails in Austin
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Great hiking trails in Austin

The city is blessed with miles and miles of urban trails that take you over the river and through the woods

Amazing parks and gardens in Austin
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Amazing parks and gardens in Austin

With rolling hills, several lakes, the Greenbelt and plenty of designated space for public parks

Petting zoos and animal farms to discover in Austin
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Petting zoos and animal farms to discover in Austin

The Austin Aquarium brings a slice of deep-sea life to North Austin across 35 different exhibits

10 hidden parks in Austin you should know about
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10 hidden parks in Austin you should know about

You can always count on Zilker Park and Mount Bonnelbut what if you're craving something... quieter?

Experience Austin like a local

An Austinese cheat sheet to speak like a local
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An Austinese cheat sheet to speak like a local

Learn all about "Keep Austin Weird," "FFF," "Eeyore's Birthday Party" and more

How to spend 48 hours in Austin
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How to spend 48 hours in Austin

Stop by Congress Avenue Bridge, paddleboard from Rowing Dock and down an old-fashioned at Whisler's

The 10 buildings reshaping Austin’s skyline
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The 10 buildings reshaping Austin’s skyline

The $120-million New Central Library overlooking Lady Bird Lake is also a cultural center

A guide to Austin's up-and-coming neighborhoods
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A guide to Austin's up-and-coming neighborhoods

Primariily residential and largely Latino, Holly is now changing

The best day trips from Austin
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The best day trips from Austin

Dripping Springs, only 35 minutes away by car, is the place to go for a tipple

25 most Instagrammable spots in Austin
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25 most Instagrammable spots in Austin

Add a picture of Hamilton Pool Preserve to your feed and watch those likes shoot up

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Awesome Austin venues for live music
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Awesome Austin venues for live music

The places that spill over during South by Southwest, ACL and other major dates on the Austin events calendar

10 outstanding Austin museums
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10 outstanding Austin museums

The three floors of the Bullock Texas History Museum are the Lone Star State's pride

Relaxing Austin spas to visit
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Relaxing Austin spas to visit

If you're itching for a high-end treatment, book one at VIVA Day Spa's beautiful location

14 fun dance clubs in Austin
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14 fun dance clubs in Austin

Dance the night away at the little—and we do mean little—club on the corner of 7th and Red River: Plush

The 15 best Austin tours
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The 15 best Austin tours

Rocket Electrics offers Lady Bird Lake, brunch, foodie and Barton Springs tours on their sweet ebikes

Get in shape at these 11 Austin gyms
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Get in shape at these 11 Austin gyms

No-fuss Hyde Park Gym is a minimalist facility with no loud music, pesky salespeople or distracting TVs

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The 15 best things to do in Virginia
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The 15 best things to do in Virginia

With valley hikes, decent beaches and a glut of fresh seafood, Virginia makes a strong case for a visit.

The 16 best things to do in Tennessee
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The 16 best things to do in Tennessee

Explore the best things to do Tennessee with our guide to everything from country music museums to distillery tours.

The 10 best things to do in Clearwater
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The 10 best things to do in Clearwater

This city has much to offer, from botanical gardens to craft beer. Here are the best things to do in Clearwater.

The 14 best things to do in Spokane
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The 14 best things to do in Spokane

Looking for things to do in Spokane? Here are the places to check out in the hometown of Bing Cosby.

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