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Summer To Do List | Austin, TX

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Austin, Texas is a place that we love to call home. And by no surprise, so do hundreds of thousands of other Austinites. The city is both lively and quaint, and offers more than enough ways to stay busy if you find yourself with a little free time on your hands. Here we have compiled a list of 25 things to do in our favorite city. If you aren't already in love, we promise checking activities off of this list will have you head over heels (no shoe pun intended).


1. Stop by Fortress of Inca at 503 W. Mary Street, then explore our neck of the woods

Fortress of Inca Storefront

2. A smoothie from the Soup Peddler is mandatory 

Soup Peddler Smoothie

3. Grab a friend and head to Town Lake to rent a paddle board or kayak

Town Lake Austin

4. Rent a city bike a cruise down around downtown

Bicycle

5. Head to South Congress for vintage shopping and happy hours

Austin Motel - South Congress

6. See a movie at the Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre Austin

7. Watch the sunset as the bats take flight

Congress Bridge Bats

8. Take a rooftop yoga class at Wanderlust Yoga

Wanderlust Yoga ATX

9. Hike up to the 360 Overlook at sunrise or sunset

Hiking

10. Treat yourself to a frozen banana from Bananarchy!

Bananarchy Austin, Texas

11. Hit downtown in your new Ani's for happy hour and a night out with friends

Austin Texas Downtown

12. Head to Book people to beat the heat and treat yourself to a new book and an iced coffee

Bookpeople Austin, Texas

13. Love to surf but can't make it to the beach? City Surf is new to Austin! Book a board here

City Surf Austin

14. Sunday brunch and beers at Bangers on Rainey Street! They'll even tattoo their signature boot for free ;)

Banger's Austin, Texas

15. Stop by the Blanton Art Museum at the UT campus to check out their latest exhibits

Blanton Museum

16. Have dinner on the lake at Abel'sThe Oasis, or Mozart's

Mozart's Austin

17. People watch and cool off in Barton Springs

Barton Springs

18. Explore the Greenbelt for a full day of fun

Greenbelt Austin

19. Take a UT Tower tour of the infamous campus monument

UT Austin Tower

20. Move a late night date to one of the 24 hour coffee shops. We recommend Epoch and Bennu

Epoch Coffee

21. Two-step to Texas Country at The Broken Spoke

Country Dancing - The Broken Spoke

22. Stand in line at Franklin Barbecue (Make sure to wake up early!)

Franklin Barbecue

23. Spider House has entertainment every night, from bands to slam poetry

Spiderhouse Cocktails

24. Visit Austin Pets Alive to play with sweet puppies and kittens (adopt one for added fun!)

Austin Pets Alive - Kitten

25. Lay out a blanket for the last Blues on the Green 

Blues on the Green - Zilker Park