Solid Austin recommendations.

No bullshit, just wholehearted recommendations from Austin locals.

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The Austin is your go-to resource for the best things to do, restaurants to try, and places to stay in Austin. We personally try every single restaurant, activity, and hotel on this site, then share the best ones with you.

Founded by Kelsey Kennedy, creator of popular Austin lifestyle blog So Much Life, The Austin is a place where you know you can always get honest, wholehearted recommendations.

Featured by Toast as one of the "Top 15 Austin Food Blogs," The Austin Things helps tens of thousands of monthly visitors find the best local Austin restaurants, hotels, and activities.

I have been referencing Kelsey's page forever!!! It is my bible for exploring Austin.

- Maddy C.

I rely solely on this website when I need to choose a restaurant for date night with my wife. I've never had a bad recommendation and I've discovered some hidden gems (I don't drink but I'm a regular at Lazarus Brewing for their tacos thanks to Kelsey). My friends always know that I'm the one with the best Austin food recommendations.

- Eric H.

This has ben an amazing resource as a new to ATX resident! 

- Cecile L.

I was in charge of planning my cousin's bachelor party here in 2019. I stumbled across this instagram account and then was led to the website. Couldn't have planned the trip without all of the spot on restaurant ideas. 

- Zion M.

My favorite place to find food recommendations. She knows her stuff! 

Ali A.

I always check this website for suggestions whenever I'm heading to Austin from Dallas. Soooo helpful!

Tammy S. 

Love being able to do a quick search on the website and to share with friends!

Michelle C. 

Whenever I'm stumped for where to go or what to order, I check Kelsey's recs!

- Lily M.

Always on point suggestions with trustworthy, unbiased reviews!

- Ashley S.

Recently moved here and the IG account has been my go to for kiddo fun! 

- Jaqui H.

This is always the first stop when we need a new 'best of' place to go.

- Ashley D.

My go-to resource before booking date nights, brunches, and visiting new coffee shops. 

- Kaileen S.

I always go to Kelsey when looking for local restaurants - she has the best guides in town.

Monique K. 

After 2+ years of trying places regularly, my list has somehow grown longer due to the amazing suggestions on IG and your website. You have made my transition to this amazing city so fun, even amidst a pandemic. Thank you!! 

- Kristi E. 

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