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Austin Bats: Here’s How To See Them!

By The Austin Things | March 17, 2023
How to see the bats in Austin

  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…

Best Restaurants In West Austin (With Map)

By The Austin Things | March 15, 2023
Ling Wu Asian Restaurant | best west Austin restaurants

Yes, downtown Austin and east Austin are probably where you’ll find the biggest clusters of award-winning Austin restaurants. And also (yes), west Austin, from Westlake to Lakeway to Bee Caves, and even closer to the city like Tarrytown and Rollingwood, has lots of residents. So where are all the west Austin restaurants?? Actually, there are…

15 Fun West Austin Coffee Shops

By The Austin Things | March 14, 2023
The best west Austin coffee shops

West Austin is a beautiful, resident-filled section of Austin that has rolling hills, views of downtown, and lots of gorgeous hiking and boating opportunities. Do you know what else it has? Good coffee shops! Yep. Just a few years ago, you could hardly find any locally-owned west Austin coffee shops. It was all big-name brands…

Where To Find Beaches In Austin

By The Austin Things | March 13, 2023
Beaches in Austin Texas

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…

Weekend Happy Hours In Austin (With Map!)

By The Austin Things | March 10, 2023
margarita at vamonos

When the weekend rolls around, you’re more likely to want to go out for a happy hour in Austin! Weekday happy hours are fun, but you still have to wake up the next day and go to work. If you can find great weekend happy hours in Austin, you can enjoy heading out around 4…

A List Of All The Bars on Menchaca Road (Ranked)

By The Austin Things | March 10, 2023
Giddy Ups Bar

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…

This Is The Cutest New Bar In South Austin

By The Austin Things | March 9, 2023
Lulu's Austin

Have you been to Lulu’s yet? It opened in October 2022 from a mother/daughter team. It’s the newest addition to the string of bars lining Menchaca Road in far South Austin. The owners call it “the perfect blend of Mexico City and South Austin.” It’s surprisingly unique in a row of bars that all feel…

Where To Stay In Austin For A Bachelorette Party: Here’s A Map

By The Austin Things | March 9, 2023
Pool at The Thompson Hotel in Austin

There’s no doubt that Austin is an incredible place for a bachelorette weekend. It’s perfect for people who want to just have FUN without a lot of pressure. We’re pretty casual here in ATX…this isn’t going to be your LA or Miami nightlife scene. Instead, Austin has great dancing, insane restaurants, all sorts of weird/local…

55 Fun Things To Do In Austin With Kids (2023)

By The Austin Things | March 8, 2023
Get pizza at Home Slice | Things to do in Austin with kids

Austin Texas is an AMAZING city that’s full of sunshine, food, music, and good times. But if you’re visiting Austin with kids and looking for family-friendly activities in Austin, there are obviously some criteria you’ll have in place. You’ll want the adventures to be age appropriate (duh), most likely ending earlier in the day, and…

The Prettiest Restaurants In Austin

By The Austin Things | March 6, 2023

Sometimes you want incredible food, and sometimes you want a kid-friendly restaurant, and sometimes you just want to try whatever is new and notable….but every now and then, the main criterion in your restaurant search is: make it pretty. What are the prettiest restaurants in Austin?  We’re talking about unique architecture, vaulted ceilings, big windows,…

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