The capital of Texas, Austin, is a mighty destination for things to do. Being a small but densely packed metropolis surrounded by natural wonders, you’ll strike a hearty balance of concrete and green. In fact, a scenic trail runs right through the center of town. Folks can spend half a day paddling Lady Bird Lake or hiking to secret outlooks before switching shorts for their Sunday best at the city’s acclaimed restaurants and sexy rooftop bars. Maybe they’re in town for one of the many outdoor festivals that descend on Zilker Park? Well, year-round sunshine means you can both keep going all day long (summers excluded) or retreat back indoors in the comfort of plush surroundings and high AC. Whatever your pleasure, Austin serves variety with a heavy dollop of Southern hospitality. And there are no exceptions here: ATX is well known as the most inclusive city in Texas—a place where y’all really means y’all. So anyone who’s anyone is sure to have a rad time. Come feast on the delicious corners of Bat City, starting with our bucket list of all the essentials.