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 508 S. Mary Street, then explore our neck of the woods

2. A smoothie from the Soup Peddler is mandatory 

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

4. Rent a city bike a cruise down around downtown

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

6. See a movie at the Paramount Theatre

7. Watch the sunset as the bats take flight

8. Take a rooftop yoga class at Wanderlust Yoga

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

10. Treat yourself to a frozen banana!

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. People watch and cool off in Barton Springs

18. Explore the Greenbelt for a full day of fun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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