101 Free Things To Do In Austin (2023!)
Austin, Texas isn’t cheap, but there are still plenty of free things to do in Austin if you know where to look! So if you love hunting for a deal and scoping out budget-friendly travel ideas, this post is for you. From music to festivals, to museum exhibits, concerts, free zoo events, guided tours, kid-friendly…Read More
Hiking In Austin: The 15 Best Trails (With Maps!)
When you’re ready to lace up your hiking shoes and get out to enjoy nature, use this guide to get a bit of inspiration for some fun hiking trail in Austin! Austin is a very outdoorsy city with lots of great hiking trails. Ask anyone who lives here and they’ll tell you that the terrain…Read More
What Is There To Do In April In Austin?
Sure, it’s not quite the crazy month of march when SXSW hits Austin. And it’s not the beautiful fall months when you can experience warm afternoons and ACL Festival. But spring in Austin is an AWESOME time to live in/visit this city, and there are tons of things to do in April in Austin. Here…Read More
Austin Bats: Here’s How To See Them!
The Austin Bats are the largest urban colony of bats in the WORLD! So yes, if you’re visiting Austin Texas, you absolutely must go see the bats emerging from the Congress bridge. It’s actually very, very cool. What’s the best way to see the Austin bats? It’s pretty simple. They sleep all day under…Read More
Where To Find Beaches In Austin
Let’s start by making something really clear: the beaches in Austin are lake beaches and river beaches. Obvious, sure, but it’s nice to just clear things up from the beginning. There are no oceans in Austin, TX. Shocker. However, there are some really great sandy beach areas, clean, cold water, and beautiful places to enjoy…Read More
A List Of All The Bars on Menchaca Road (Ranked)
Let’s be honest…there are too many people on Rainey Street and Downtown Austin on any Saturday night. Those two popular spots for nightlife in Austin are typically packed, so we’re always searching for more venues for drinks and live music. Austinites love to go out and have a good time, and we need more venues…Read More
Where To Take Bluebonnet Pictures In Austin: 10 Best Spots (With A Map)
Bluebonnet season is early March – late April in Texas, and Austin and the surrounding Hill Country makes the perfect backdrop to capture those precious bluebonnet pictures in Austin. Finding bluebonnets isn’t hard – you can actually see millions of these gorgeous purple/blue flowers just while driving around on the highway. But what about finding…Read More
13 Epic Spring Break Ideas In Austin
SPRING BREAK!! If those two words in all caps don’t make you want to jump in a swimming pool and open a can of ice-cold beer, not sure anything will… 😉 Austin Texas is one of the premier destinations for spring break travelers around the country. Why? Sun, tacos, music, swimming. Do you really need…Read More
Best Food At Q2 Stadium + Here’s What’s New For 2023!
We’ve talked about Q2 Stadium plenty over here at The Austin Things. It’s a GORGEOUS soccer stadium that was built in 2020 to provide a home base for Austin FC, Austin’s MLS team. There are plenty of reasons why Q2 Stadium is the ultimate destination for soccer fans, but, one of the big reasons why…Read More
5 Reasons Why Q2 Is the Best Soccer Stadium In The Country
Austin FC’s third season is kicking off, and with that comes a lot of anticipation from the fan base about upcoming changes to Q2 Stadium in north Austin. After all, a big part of attending the games and cheering on Los Verdes is the match day experience. And it just so happens that Q2 stadium…Read More