Explore Downtown Austin
Music, restaurants, bars, shopping and parks— downtown is way better live
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.
Taylor’s Five Must-See Local Musicans – Hot Summer Nights 2022
This blog was guest-written by Taylor Brandeger, Marketing Director of the Red River Cultural District. It’s about to be the hottest time of the year! Red River Cultural District is so stoked to announce our 5th annual Hot Summer Nights...Learn More⟶
Picture-worthy Places in Austin
Visiting Austin? Make your social feeds jealous with moments captured in iconic downtown locations. Enjoy your stay and be sure to tag us in your beautiful photos using #dtatx! Famous Murals Hi, How Are You: You know that adorable frog painted...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
Where to Find Unique Gifts in Austin’s Downtown
When it comes to gift giving, anniversaries, holidays, birthdays, housewarmings and other celebrations that come up on the regular may leave you feeling tapped out. The search for the perfect gift can often feel like an overwhelming task. Whether gift-giving...Learn More⟶
Your Guide to Staying Active in Downtown Austin
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, you can go down our list of...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
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...Learn More⟶
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!