Most Instagrammable Spots in Austin, Texas
Hikers, bikers, joggers, and outdoors enthusiasts of all stripes will find hundreds of enjoyable outdoor activity in and around Austin.
A moderately arduous hike to the top of Mount Bonnell results in stunning overlooks for sightseers, while a quiet paddle around Ladybird Lake lets vacationers and locals alike take in some candid views of the city.
A trek across the hike and bike trail, through one of the greenbelts, or people-friendly Zilker Park also offers casual sightseers and naturalists with lovely visuals from ATX.
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As a naturally artsy city, the denizens of Austin are encouraged to express themselves in every way, which includes enjoying the artwork scattered throughout town.
Murals haunt much of the University of Texas campus and trendy SoCo area, while the Mexic-Arte Museum and Laguna Gloria display more traditional works.
Creative realms like Graffiti Park/Hope Outdoor Gallery and much of downtown also show of our expressive side with artwork, sculptures, and unique architecture to admire and inspire.
Not all of ATX's artwork falls under the standard definition of "art."
Peculiar wares are housed in outre boutiques and fun exhibits like SFanthor! Wax Museum and the Museum of the Weird.
Outsider sculptures also display their oddball wares around town; no visit to the city would truly be complete without a trip to the Cathedral of Junk.
Live Music Capital
Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World for good reason. Venues like the Scoot Inn and the Saxon Pub host local and regional entertainment from acoustic folk to zydeco.
If you're looking for a major festival thrill, hit up Austin City Limits festival or South By Southwest.
However, there are also plenty of quiet locales along the lines of Ruta Maya where you can enjoy less raucous tunes.
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The Flavor of Austin
A foodies' paradise, ATX now hosts a food trailer or restaurant representing just about any cuisine you can imagine.
However, locals are particular to certain flavors such as our world renowned Tex-Mex establishments like Juan in a Million or caliente traditional fare like El Naranjo.
The city also cuts a swath from amazing Thai (Madam Mam's) to mouthwatering barbecue (Micklethwait Craft Meats) to vegan delights (Counter Culture).
Andy L. Kubai is a freelance writer and transplanted Austinite who's been exploring the internal and external wonders of his new home for the last 5 years. Find out more about Andy on his website.
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