Things To Do In Austin Texas

Posted by Kent Redding on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 8:19am

 

Just about everyone is familiar with all of the well-known things to do in Austin Texas like the annual South-By-Southwest Music festival or attractions that you can enjoy on a regular basis like Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool but what else is there to do in Austin?

In this article, we will break down some of the other cool things you can do in Austin that you should add to your bucket list of things to do in the area.

Check Out These Austin Attractions

UFCU Disch-Falk Field

1300 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
Home to the Texas Longhorns since 1975, the baseball field is a must-visit if you’re in town during the spring and early summer (if you’re more of a softball fan, Red and Charline McCombs Field is just northeast of the stadium, on the corner of Comal and 20th streets). 

Oakwood Cemetery

1601 Navasota St 
The oldest city-owned cemetery in Austin is worth a visit for history buffs and the morbidly curious. It spans over 40 acres and includes sections devoted to minority populations. Notable figures buried there include Susanna Dickinson, one of the few survivors of the Alamo; Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, the first woman elected to statewide office in Texas; the unfortunately named Ima Hogg, daughter of former Texas Gov. Jim Hogg; and a host of former Texas politicians, philanthropists and more.

Sour Duck Market

1241, 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
The newest addition to East MLK, the cafe, bakery, and bar is a product of the team behind one of Austin’s best restaurants, Odd Duck. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, it offers baked goods, burgers, salads, draft cocktails and more.

1900A E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
You can’t go wrong with a juice or a smoothie from this hometown joint. It’s perfect for a healthy pick-me-up, a juice cleanse, or grab-and-go meals, snacks, and juices, as well as a plethora of fresh smoothie and juice options.

Austin Daily Press

1900 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd B 
This walk-up restaurant offers a variety of creative sandwiches with a Tex-Mex twist, as well as baked goods, snacks and salads. 

The Wheel

1902 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd B 
Love bikes? Love beer? We’ve found your bar. The Wheel offers various local and craft beers, cocktails, a beer tower and a chill environment.

“You’re my butter half” mural

2000 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you’ll want to pose with your honey, your family and your friends in front of the adorable mural on the United Way for Greater Austin building.

RELATED: Take our tour to discover some of Austin’s lesser-known murals 

Pilates Bungalow

2104 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
Looking for a workout? This east side bungalow offers yoga, barre and Pilates options, as well as massages and a sauna.

Flatbed Press & Gallery

2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 
The warehouse is home to two divisions: a publishing workshop and a private art gallery specializing in original prints. The gallery is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday and features a variety of exhibitions.

Austin Book Arts Center

2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #114 
In the same warehouse as Flatbed, the center offers a variety of workshops relating to book production and open studio times for those with workshop experience. Learn the skills of bookbinding, letterpress, book repair and more. The workshops are open to all levels. 

Houndstooth Coffee

2823 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #101 
The newest Austin location for the local coffee joint is the first to serve cocktails. The shop also offers its signature baked goods, coffee, wine, beer, and tea, of course, in a trendy space.

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