Austin isn’t just a place; it’s a way of life. From the moment you step foot into this city, it’s clear that it buzzes with an energy all its own. Lean in to Bat City’s unique way of life. These are 15 ways to have the most Austin day ever.
1. Start your morning with a Torchy's breakfast taco.
Whether it's piled with bacon, smothered in queso, or coated in creamy poblano salsa, you can never go wrong with a breakfast taco from Torchy's.
2. Leave your mark at the Castle Hill Graffiti Park.
The HOPE Outdoor Gallery, tucked away on Baylor Street, is a true Austin icon. Grab a can of spray paint and leave your mark on this ever-changing canvas.
3. Kayak along Lady Bird Lake.
There's nothing more peaceful than floating along the peaceful waters of the Texas-Colorado River. You're likely to see hundreds of outdoorsy folks enjoying the view on any given Saturday.
4. Play at an open mic night.
We are the Live Music Capital of the World, after all. This city is bustling with talented musicians, and open mic nights happen nearly every night of the week.
5. Hike the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
While the tourists travel through Zilker Park, explore the shaded hiking trails of the Barton Creek Greenbelt. If the sun beams too brightly, you can always cool off in the refreshing swimming holes.
6. Catch a show at The Saxon Pub.
This intimate listening room is a South Austin gem. Austin's best singer/songwriters play here every night of the week. Satisfy your craving for amazing music at The Saxon located at 1320 S Lamar Blvd.
6. Flow through a yoga class on the Whole Food's rooftop.
Black Swan Yoga often hosts free classes at the Whole Foods flagship location on North Lamar. Not only will you be enjoying one of Austin's most favorite activities, you'll support two local businesses while you're at it!
7. Sip on local beer at one of Austin's many breweries.
Whether you're into pilsners, IPAs, or sour beers, there's a plethora of delicious brews to discover. Hang out at Zilker Brewing or Hops and Grain. No matter where you go, you're sure to taste some delightful drinks.
8. Attend a networking mixer.
Austin is full of innovators, and new start-ups pop up each day. What better way to get a new venture off the ground than by attending a networking mixer? Groups like BossBabes ATX host events every month.
10. Dance the night away at The White Horse.
This east-side "hipster tonk" always has a great band playing. Boogie, shake, and two-step at the White Horse located at 500 Comal St.
11. Spend time with your pup at Austin's dog-friendly hangout, Yard Bar.
This local hangout is part bar, part dog park, and full of fun. Visit Yard Bar at 6700 Burnet Rd.
12. Lounge by Barton Springs Pool.
You can't get more Austin than this. Barton Springs Pool's refreshing waters are sure to make your afternoon wonderful.
13. Cheer on the Longhorns.
Even when it isn't football season, show your support by wearing burnt orange and white. You never need an excuse to shout, "Hook 'em!"
14. Watch the South Congress Avenue Bats.
No other city can boast of a view like this. These Mexican Free-tail bats fly out from underneath the South Congress Bridge from March to October.
15. Get up early and stay up late.
Austinites work hard and play hard. We're a city of full of start-ups, musicians, and self-made successes. You'll see us working at a coffee shop at 7:00 am and dancing at a festival at midnight.
Whether you’ve lived here 10 months or 10 years, it’s clear that this city is unlike any other. What’s your idea of the most Austin day ever?