Austin Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Austin; our list of the best things to see, including Emo's, Esther's Follies and Regal Arbor 8 Cinema @ Great Hills.
  • The best place in Austin: Emo's


    2015 E Riverside
    Riverside Dr.. Standing on the site of the old Back Room, this venue has a larger capacity than the old Emo's (which, as of December 2011, is closed), better sound quality, and the draw of bigger acts.
    Pleasant Valley food nearby
  • Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies

    525 E 6th St
    Located in the 6th street entertainment district it's a great way to start an evening. Reservations recommended. [77]
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Regal Arbor 8 Cinema @ Great Hills

    Regal Arbor 8 Cinema @ Great Hills

    9828 Great Hills Trail, Suite 800
    8 theaters with a focus on art/foreign/limited distribution films
    restaurants nearby
  • Arbor 7 Cinema

    Arbor 7 Cinema

    9828 Great Hills Trail in the Arboretum area
    Even though it is owned and operated by mainstream Regal Cinemas, the Arbor 7 shows art and foreign films.
    food nearby
  • Barton Springs Pool

    Barton Springs Pool

    2201 Barton Springs Rd
    5AM-10PM; Closed Th 9AM-7PM. Entrance fee varies from free to $3. Nothing beats the heat on a hot afternoon like a dip in Barton Springs Pool. This natural spring pool is fed from an underground aquifer, keeping the water between 68°F and 72°F (20°C-22°C) year-round.
    Barton Hills eat nearby
  • LBJ Presidential Library

    LBJ Presidential Library

    2313 Red River St
    One of twelve presidential libraries, this facility holds over 45 million pages of historical documents, plus a museum which has an ever-changing array of exhibits related to American history and the American presidency.
    University Of Texas restaurants nearby
  • The University of Texas at Austin

    The University of Texas at Austin

    While there you might want to visit the Blanton Museum of Art [35], the Harry Ransom Center [36], Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History [37], or view the public art around campus [38]. The famous UT tower has reopened and is worth a look for the breathtaking views and history lesson. It is a tour though so you need to make reservations [39]. The theater and music departments are both well regarded and have performances throughout the school year. If you visit during football season, you can see the 2005 National Champion Texas Longhorn football team play at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium.
    University Of Texas food nearby
  • Texas State Cemetery

    Texas State Cemetery

    909 Navasota St
    Texas luminaries buried within its grounds include Stephen F. Austin, John Connally, Barbara Jordan, Darrell Royal and Ann Richards. The cemetery is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Audio tours are available at the office at 909 Navasota Street or can be downloaded for free from the website. Admittance is free, but can be limited during a funeral.
    Central East Austin eat nearby
  • Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Battleground Monument

    Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Battleground Monument

    , LaPorte (From IH-610 east, take SH-225 east for 11 miles to Battleground Road (SH-134), continue north approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Park Road 1836 for the Monument or continue on SH-134 another mile to reach the Battleship.). Open every day (closed for major holidays), 10-5 (battleship), 8-6 (monument). Adults $5, Children (6-18) $3, Children (5 and under) free. Senior discounts.. San Jacinto Monument is free. Tour a World World II battleship. The monument commemorates the battle at which Texas won its independence from Mexico.
    McKinney restaurants nearby
  • Zedler Mill Paddling Trail

    Zedler Mill Paddling Trail

    A gentle paddle down the San Marcos river. Contact local outfitters for rentals. Put in at SH-90 about five miles west of town, take out at Zedler Mill.
    McKinney food nearby
  • Alamo Draft House

    Alamo Draft House

    With several locations scattered throughout the city, the Alamo Draft House is a great place for movie lovers to experience current and classic movies on the big screen. Every theater offers a full food and drink menu, and servers deliver your order straight to your seat.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

    2700 W Anderson LaneSte 701
    One of five Alamo Drafthouse Theaters in Austin, with meals, drink and snacks served throughout each film. This one focuses on art and limited release films.
    Allandale restaurants nearby
  • University Co-op

    University Co-op

    2246 Guadalupe St
    M-F 8:30AM-7:30PM, Sa 9:30AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM. A giant giftshop carrying virtually any Longhorn-themed item you can imagine. School supplies and textbooks are located downstairs.
    University Of Texas
  • Stubb's Bar-B-Q

    Stubb's Bar-B-Q

    801 Red River St
    Tu-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 11AM-9PM. Dinners $10-15. Quintessential BBQ joint located near downtown. In addition to the great BBQ, the kitchen turns out some great side dishes, which are often overshadowed by the smoked meats. This unique venue has two concert venues, one indoor and one outdoor that can accommodate over a thousand people.
  • Texas Stars Hockey

    Texas Stars Hockey

    Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park
    See website for game dates and times. American Hockey League team affiliated with the Dallas Stars
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Austin Film Festival

    Austin Film Festival

    1801 Salina Street
    Conference and film showings.
    Central East Austin food nearby
  • Austin Film Society

    Austin Film Society

    Various theaters. [92]. A membership organization bringing the best of cinema to Austinites. Many screenings open to the public. Check the website for current programs and community film annoucements.
    Rmma eat nearby
  • Zilker Park Boat Rentals

    Zilker Park Boat Rentals

    2100 Barton Springs Rd
    The park is free, but parking is $3 during peak usage. Austin's city park, near downtown, it is the home of Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Garden, Zilker Hillside Theatre, Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, and soccer fields which, in October, host the annual Austin City Limits (ACL) festival.
    Barton Hills restaurants nearby
  • Dave Steakley is artistic director. If you are looking for solid musical theatre, this is your venue. They also have a lock on Christmas plays.
    Bouldin food nearby
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

    Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

    1800 N Congress Ave.
    M-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 12PM-6PM. This is one of the nicest museums in Austin. There is probably more than you want to know about Texas history here. The IMAX theater is also located here.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • IMAX® Theatre

    IMAX® Theatre

    at Bob Bullock Texas State Historical Museum
    Huge screen, 400 seats, with 2-D and 3-D capability.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Toy Joy

    Toy Joy

    2900 Guadalupe
    Awesome selection of novelty, themed, and era-reminiscent toys, candy, and stationary.
    West University
  • Austin Steam Train

    Austin Steam Train

    Discovery Blvd., near Bell Blvd. and Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
  • Cactus Cafe

    Cactus Cafe

    University Of TexasGuadalupe St
    M-Th 11AM-Midnight, F 11AM-2AM, Sa 8PM-2AM (hours may vary during school breaks). A great place to hear many local artists. Much of the music that is played there seems to be singer-songwriter. It's musically akin to Austin City Limits and unlike Austin City Limits you can probably actually get in to the Cactus Café.
    University Of Texas
  • Walnut Creek Municipal Park

    Walnut Creek Municipal Park

    12138 N
    Walnut Creek Park features a large loop and a multitude of hilly, meandering trails popular with mountain bikers. As of 2013 a new dirt BMX trail and loop has been added to the existing trails. Stay on mark trails, some areas have experience heavy errosions which have lead to huge rock slides recently.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

    Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

    takes place in April
    The Festival presents approximately 100 films with screenings in theaters throughout Austin. [94].
    Downtown eat nearby
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