See & Do

Allens Boots

Known for its large selection of western wear, this Austin shop showcases wall-to-wall, stylish boots and apparel, and has been frequented by celebrities looking for a unique western style while in town.

1522 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

Getting There

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Known for its character and hospitality, the airport also upholds high sustainability standards, such as 100% recycled steel used in the terminal structure and much of the airport’s energy supplied by huge wind turbines in West Texas.

3600 Presidential Blvd
Austin, TX 78719

See & Do

Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris

This 3-time bull-riding champ brushes up on the sport at his private ranch near Austin, TX. In his nearly 20 years of riding, Harris has won more than $1.5 million in prize money and is considered one of the best in the business.

See & Do

Court Yard Hounds

This country music duo is made up of Austin residents and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, formerly of The Dixie Chicks. The release of their self-titled album in May 2010 came on the heels of their debut appearance at SXSW.

Sleep

The Driskill Hotel

Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, this historic hotel in downtown Austin showcases luxury accommodations, including a massage and fitness center, live music at the Driskill Bar and 189 uniquely designed rooms.

604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701

See & Do

Ginny’s Little Long Horn Saloon

This quirky saloon is home to a very unique Austin pastime: chicken bingo. Every Sunday, participants buy a numbered card and wait for the chicken to pick the winner based on -- drumroll -- where the chicken decides to poop.

5434 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

Eat

La Condesa

Head to this James Beard Award-nominated, modern Mexican restaurant for the largest selection of tequila in all of Austin. The restaurant occupies a prime spot in the 2nd Street District, across from Austin City Limits and the W Hotel Austin.

400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

See & Do

Natural Bridge Caverns

This extensive network of underground caves is the largest of its kind in Texas. Located about an hour’s drive from Austin, the caverns were discovered in 1960 underneath a 60-foot bridge of limestone.

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266

Eat

The Salt Lick

Located in the hills of Driftwood just outside of Austin, this barbecue restaurant has been cooking up its legendary brisket, sausage and pork ribs over a giant indoor open pit since 1967. Enjoy the patio at night, along with live music. Cash-only.

18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619

See & Do

Texas Rowing Center

Enjoy urban kayaking courtesy of this rowing and kayaking concession, located on Lady Bird Lake. Rent a kayak, then explore the expansive reservoir on the Colorado River in downtown Austin that offers a clear view of the city’s skyline.

1541 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78703