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My Favorite Things To Do in Austin, Texas

I first visited Austin, Texas in April of 2021 and instantly fell in love with this city! The food, the people, the endless number of things to do... it instantly became one of the best places I've visited! I loved it so much that I decided to move here in June 2021 and now can't imagine myself living anywhere else.

Since I'm still relatively new to the city, I'm sure some of my recommendations might appeal more to a tourist than someone who's lived here forever! That said, I still hope you enjoy this blog post regardless!

P.S. If you're planning a BACHELORETTE PARTY in Austin, check out this blog post instead!



  • Summermoon Coffee

  • Irene's

  • Coffee and Smoothies:

  • Merit Coffee

  • Two Hands on South Congress

  • Mozart's Coffee (on the lake and very peaceful!)

  • Swedish Hill Cafe

  • Sunlife Organics

  • Juiceland

  • Lucky Lab Coffee Co.



  • Sammie's Italian (dinner only, this is a heavy meal!)

  • Uchi/Uchiko

  • Emmer & Rye

  • Josephine's House

  • Hestia

  • Red Ash

  • ATX Cocina

  • De Nada

  • Aba

  • Eberly

  • Oasis (far away from downtown, but great spot for sunset view of the lake!)

  • P6

  • Taquero Mucho (super IG-worthy / pink Mexican restaurant! Picture below was taken in their bathroom!)





  • P6

  • Devils May Care

  • Nightcap

  • The Peacock or Goldie's at the Austin Proper (Goldie's is hidden off the lobby and is such a secret gem!)

  • Beez Kneez/Cat's Pajamas (for actually GOING OUT)

  • Buford's (a much younger crowd, but always poppin'!)

  • Anything on Rainey Street! Tip: Have your Uber Driver drop you off at Unbarlievable on Rainey Street and just start bar hopping! Great place for day drinking too!

  • Zanzibar



  • Walk around the shops on South Congress

  • Go mural hunting

  • Rent a boat from Retro Boat Rental

  • Rent a paddle board or kayak and hit up Lady Bird Lake

  • Museum of Ice Cream in The Domain

  • Walk around The Domain (outdoor shopping mall, make sure to check out Wonder Bar!)

  • Go to an Austin FC soccer game

  • Walk on "The Boardwalk" on Lady Bird Lake

  • Hit up the Barton Springs pool

  • Hit up a food truck (an Austin must!)

  • Have a picnic at Auditorium Shores (close view of downtown skyline!)

  • Or, have a picnic at Zilker Park! Dogs can be off-leash as well!


Thank you so much for reading this blog post! As always, send me a DM on Instagram here if you have other Austin photo spot location recommendations, if you have any questions, or if you just want to be friends!




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My name is Kimberly Cobb and  I'm a Lifestyle Blogger. TV Personality, + Podcast Host from California now living in Austin, Texas! I'm also a San Diego State alumna, Pomeranian mom, + travel lover! I use this blog to share my favorite places, people, and products for thousands of women all over the world!

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