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There is always something happening in downtown Austin. Whether you are looking for the best patio to watch the sunset from, rooftop pools to lounge by, somewhere to get a good vegan dinner, find a sweet happy hour deal or your next brunch spot, there is a place for you here. Browse our curated posts and lists to find your new favorite place in Austin.

Your Guide to Staying Active in Downtown Austin

Updated January 2023. The benefits of regular physical activity are nearly endless, among them lowering your blood pressure, improving your mood and reducing your risk for a variety of health conditions. Once you find the motivation, check out our list...

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Best Spots for Brunch in Austin’s Downtown

You could argue that brunch is a lifestyle. Perhaps it’s a fun outing with friends, a chance to snag a reservation at one of the newest places in downtown Austin or simply an answer for what to do if you...

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Dry January Downtown

January is a time for new beginnings, reflecting and a great month to work toward some new goals. A popular way many enjoy practicing self-care at the beginning of the year is Dry January. It can be challenging to find...

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What to Do on a Rainy Day in Austin

You know the drill: you have fun day planned in downtown Austin. Out of nowhere, a Texas thunderstorm rolls in and you are back in planning mode again. Don’t let the clouds spoil your adventure. When you need a plan...

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Best Downtown Happy Hours in Austin

It’s no secret that the best days end with a happy hour. Downtown Austin has many options to grab a drink with friends or colleagues after work or before a show or performance. Here are our picks for the best...

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Fun Places to Work Downtown

Tired of working within the same four walls every single weekday? You need a change of scenery. Whether you work from home or in the office, there are many great options to take your computer somewhere new and gain some...

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Top Lunch Spots in DTATX

There are so many great options to choose from when it comes to grabbing a bite in the middle of the day downtown. Here are a few of our favorite places to retreat to for lunch. If you’re in a...

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Vegan and Vegetarian Places Downtown

Dietary restrictions can make going out to eat challenging, especially when you’re meeting with someone who does not eat a similar diet. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, here are some places that have great plant-based options that are...

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Finest Festivals of Austin

Even the most average days in Austin always have something fun going. If you want to ramp up the excitement in your life about twenty notches, come to Austin during a festival. Here are some of the fun festivals that...

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Live Music Venues

Austin is known as The Live Music Capital of the World. Our city has more live music venues per capita than anywhere else. Let’s recognize the wonderful places that helped Austin get that name, the live music venues. Here is...

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The Dog Blog: Pet Friendly Places

We want to spend as much time with our furry best friends as possible, but it isn’t always easy when you want to venture somewhere other than a dog park. Downtown is full of great places to spend time with...

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Fun and Games in Downtown Austin

There is nothing quite like a little fun and games to break up our regular routines. Some of us have agile fingers and quick reflexes with a controller, perfect for virtual play. Others prefer to exercise their gray matter and challenge...

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No matter how you enjoy spending your time, you can choose your own adventure downtown. Watch the sunset from a rooftop while sipping on fancy cocktails. Stroll through beautiful art museums and then create a work of your own at a workshop. Enjoy exquisite cuisine or stop by a favorite food truck. Find local talent and nationally-known musicians performing in venues right next to each other.

Austin is the live music capital of the world, and downtown is the capital of Austin. Like all things Austin, downtown is also way better live.

From live music venues, to amazing eats, to even the happiest of hours at bars; everything is just around the block. You just have to be here, live.

Explore our curated lists and blogs covering some of the finest, most fun things to do in downtown Austin. Explore Austin, find your favorite things downtown and enjoy!

 

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