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Some of the best cheap and free things that you can do in Austin, TX are: Take a free, self-guided historic walking tour from Preservation Austin, explore the stately Capitol building on Congress Avenue, go to the botanical gardens and visit the Bartons Springs Pool.
By Nicole U. Places to visit
As in any city, some neighborhoods are safer than others. The west side is still safer than the east, with Old Enfield, Rollingwood, and Hyde Park being Austin's safest neighborhoods.ย The University of Texas is an especially good place to be.
By Sara S. Safety
If you like farmers markets, you can go on Saturdays to the Barton Creek Farmers Market. Enjoy live music while you explore the vendor booths selling freshly baked breads, Fredericksburg peaches (during late spring/summer), fresh cheeses and milk and other organic, farm-fresh goods. Another great option for Saturday mornings is SFC Farmers Market Downtown. This massive market transforms Republic Square into a lively community of locals, visitors, students, families, farmers, artists, musicians and more. Browse food, drink and arts vendors selling everything from farm-fresh eggs to locally-brewed kombucha.
By Simon G. General
The best way to get around Austin is by renting a bike, an electric scooter or using the Capital MetroRail and by bus. Whatever you prefer, getting around this city is quite easy and hassle-free.
By Jeff R. Transportation
You can drive out to the Hill Country for spectacular hikes, state parks and picnic spots. Spend the day at parks like Emma Long Metropolitan Park and Lockhart State Park. Spend an afternoon of beautiful weather on the Boardwalk, enjoying stunning views of downtown Austin along the way. It is a pristine urban trail frequented by bikers, runners, dog-walkers, and socializers.
By Leah M. Places to visit
The Austin Swing Syndicate teaches an interactive dance lesson at the beginning of each evening, so novice and expert dancers can both feel at home during these social dances.
By Leah M. Places to visit
Some coffee places where you can work are Mozartโ€™s Coffee Roasters (coffee with a view) overlooking the water. Seventh Flag Coffeeย is great for working. Itโ€™s bright, spacious, and thereโ€™s an outdoor patio.
By Carlos B. Workspaces
For accommodation, Downtown is very walkable, and there will be no shortage of restaurants and nightlife to experience. Across the river from downtown is the trendy neighborhood of South Congress, sometimes referred to as โ€œSoCo.โ€ it isย full of trendy cafes and restaurants, street art, and murals. If you like the hipster vibe, then East Austin is the right place for you.
By Nicole U. Where to live
Nightlife in Austin is quite varied. The Continental Club is a must-see. You can catch live music every night of the week at this bar. Another great option is Antone. For over 40 years, this place has been a place where plenty of musical legends have performed โ€“ think B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The club specializes in blues, and is open until 2 AM every night!
By Shaun C. Food and drink
Kayak Town Lake - It is open for boating, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding year-round, and locals and tourists find any excuse to spend an hour or two on the water.
By Jeff R. Places to visit
Where to eat in Austin - Mattโ€™s El Rancho has been a city staple for authentic Tex-Mex fare ever since it opened in 1952. This is the place to go for all your taco, enchilada, and margarita cravings. Be sure to try the queso. Bouldin Creek Cafe is a fantastic option for vegetarians and it serves delicious breakfast all day.
By Angela H. Food and drink
Impact Hub is one of the best coworking places where you can go in Austin, TX. Cozy office chairs, yoga classes, indoor and outdoor areas, and great social life. Link Coworking was named one of Americaโ€™s coolest coworking spaces taking special note of its sleek office furniture, gorgeous outdoor courtyard and not to mention a koi pond. Deskpass provides flexible, affordable, and customized access to an ever-growing network of professionally managed workspaces, with one-membership for all. Their rates start at $49
By Lizzy W. Workspaces
Barton Creek Square Mall is the city's largest mall, soย it's a good bet for finding most everything you need.
By Paula R. General
Visit Icenhauerโ€™s for live music and a mixed drink, then wander into Lucille Patio Lounge to sip a craft cocktail under chandeliers. The open-air, homey atmosphere of Rainey Street exemplifies Austinโ€™s vibrant, friendly vibe.
By Dipesh S. Food and drink
Walk around Rainey Street. It has managed to become one of the hottest spots in Austin without losing any of its quaint, laid back charm.
By Sara S. Places to visit