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Tours, Landmarks, and Museums
Capital Cruises Established in 1991, Capital Cruises is the largest all-electric boat fleet on the Highland Lakes. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lady Bird Lake at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (208 Barton Springs Rd), we are proud to offer lunch and dinner cruises, internationally famous bat-watching excursions, party boat services, and the ultimate alternative for group and corporate outings.
The Anne W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is the home of the largest urban bat colony in the world. Austin's bridge bats are Mexican free-tailed bats. They migrate each spring from central Mexico and return to Mexico in early fall.
Austin Detours Austin Detours is a local Austin tour company that provides a wide variety of tours and unique experiences for anyone looking to zip around town exploring major landmarks, food, music, history, BBQ, and hidden gems.
Blanton Museum of Art Blanton Museum of Art's permanent collection of almost 18,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, prints, and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.
Bullock Texas State History Museum Let history inspire you as you connect with Texas stories told by ever-changing artifacts, rare documents, photographs, and special exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
The Contemporary Austin The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection. Through its unique combination of urban and outdoor sites, The Contemporary embodies an eclectic and collaborative spirit.
LBJ Presidential Library The LBJ Presidential Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, which include the papers from the entire public career of Lyndon Baines Johnson and those of his close associates. President Johnson insisted that the library that bears his name tell future generations the story of this rich period of history "with the bark off."
Texas State Capitol Explore suggested itineraries and brochures to assist in planning a visit to the historic Texas Capitol, which is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change.
Thinkery Thinkery is Austin's home for "why?" and "how?" A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making, and experiencing. It's a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it's a heck of a good time.

Black's BBQ Franklin BBQ
Iron Works BBQ La Barbecue
Micklethwait Craft Meats Stiles Switch BBQ

Other Restaurants and Nightlife
B.D. Riley's Everyone expects the beer to be the star attraction at a pub, but B.D. Riley's award-winning menu continues to grow and delight. Try the "SoCo Salad," a sauerkraut-free twist on the Reuben, spicy shrimp & chips, pint-size burgers, a great plate of traditional nachos, Irish nachos, a creamy Cajun pasta, and a tasty balsamic chicken in addition to the traditional pub fare.
Burger Bar on Congress Located in the JW Marriott Austin, the Burger Bar on Congress proudly supports local Texas farms, ranchers, and creameries to provide a menu that pays homage to the Austin food truck scene while offering the best quality product for a great value. Get the best burger in Austin right here and enjoy in an airy al fresco atmosphere. Don't forget to try the signature Big Mouth Burger, topped with blistered peppers, jalapeno jam, bacon, and zesty cheddar.
Casino El Camino Casino El Camino is known for its punk rock attitude and for its Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives-approved burger. Try the famous Amarillo Burger, three-quarters of a pound of Angus Beef, with Serrano chiles, jalapeņo jack cheese, and cilantro mayo. Also stop by for one of its monster Bloody Marys. Choose a spice level (1-10) and watch as they pile on the taquitos, meatballs, sausages, bacon, celery, olives, cucumber, lemon, various pickled items, and cilantro garnishes.
Chez Nous In February 1982, Sybil Reinhart-Regimbeau, Pascal Regimbeau, and Robert Paprota opened Chez Nous in a historic downtown building to share a slice of their native culture with the Austin community. Thirty-five years later, this cozy oasis amid the bustle of Sixth Street is just as much an intimate, unique, and casual French bistro as the first day it opened.
Burger Bar on Congress Located in the JW Marriott Austin, Corner is one of the newest downtown Austin restaurants. Here, the past and the present make an elegant pairing, with modern Texas fare, classic recipes, and a stunning location. You'll have your selection of dishes, drinks, and views, with our roomy patio bar in addition to our indoor space overlooking downtown Austin.
The Driskill Grill Rated as one of Zagat's Top 25 Hotel Restaurants, The Driskill Grill offers guests an innovative take on classic Texan ingredients, world-renowned technique, and a level of service that diners describe as gracious, perfectly present yet unobtrusive. Lauded for one of Austin's most diverse wine lists, noted on the Award of Excellence list in Wine Spectator for the past four years, the sommelier team at The Driskill Grill is second to none.
Koriente Restautant and Tea House Koriente offers delicious Asian inspired dishes that are healthy, affordable, and quick. Only the finest ingredients possible go into their made-from-scratch menu items.
Lavaca Street Bar Lavaca Street Bar has been serving Austin's Downtown area for over 20 years! Catch all of your favorite NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA, and NHL teams on one of their 25 televisions and enjoy a drink from our 12 revolving tap handles. Turf N' Surf Po-Boy is located within the bar and open daily.
Llama's Peruvian Creole Llama's Peruvian Creole specializes in Peruvian cuisine, a mixture of influences from Spain, China, and Africa in a way that reflect the practices and ingredients of Peru. Featuring traditional Peruvian pepper sauces of Lima and the Central Coast, Llama's top quality, homemade dishes are always a hit.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill takes you back to a simpler time. Comfortable and familiar, relaxed and easygoing, Moonshine greets guests like family. Serving up great cooking with an innovative take on classic american comfort food, Moonshine's menu satisfies even the big city tastes.
Old School Bar & Grill Old School Bar & Grill is a hip haunt for Southern comfort food & craft beer in a historic building with patio seating.
Old School Bar & Grill Located in the JW Marriott Austin, Osteria Pronto offers authentic, quality Italian food hand crafted with passion and served with class. Led by Chef Gilberto Ramirez, the talented culinary team crafts craveable dishes using fresh ingredients and traditional recipes.
Roaring Fork The Roaring Fork's wood-fired cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge. In the Old West, the best food was prepared on a simple wood fire. This same spirit, freshness, and flavor are at the heart of every dish we serve. Select from lamb, chicken, beef, pork, and fresh fish entrees all perfectly prepared by wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill, or wood oven roasting.
Stella San Jac Stella San Jac serves modern southern menus in a streamlined space with an open kitchen and a lounge for live acts.
Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe After 40+ years, Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe proudly remains a beloved Austin institution for fresh baked artisan breads, buttery cookies, and rich, delicious cakes. Our ample parking in the heart of Clarksville makes it easy to stop by for Texas Traders coffee and a full hot breakfast to go, or to settle in and savor classic French pastries with an espresso. We offer daily lunch specials, made-to-order sandwiches, soups from scratch, and big, flavorful salads with house-made dressings.
Swift's Attic Focused on the creative, whimsical, and delicious, Swift's Attic is most recognized for their "R&D" style approach to producing the ever-changing menu, a carefully curated, farm to table whimsical take on American offerings that proudly showcases a melting pot of flavor profiles and influences. Not to be outdone, the bar features 14 draft beers, with most being sourced locally, in addition to an entire catalog of bottled beers, 24 by-the-glass wines served from a state-of-the-art cruvient system, and an innovative craft cocktail program.
True Food Kitchen True Food Kitchen caters to nearly every food preference with a variety of gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian, and vegan offerings. This commitment to quality and creativity ensures a menu that encourages exploration all throughout the year. True Food Kitchen believes that living well isn't just about eating the right food, but about sharing it with the right people.
Waller Creek Pub House Waller Creek Pub House offers 30 craft beers in a brick-walled space with a large patio. A chalkboard lists the day's featured grub, from burgers and fries to grilled cheese or specialty tacos.

2nd Street District "Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool," the 2nd Street District is home to 50 specialty shops, services, and dining establishments. Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater and the Austin Children's Museum anchor this downtown district, which spans Second Street between Congress Avenue and San Antonio Street.
Barton Creek Square Barton Creek Square has more than 180 specialty shops, ranging from fashion to jewelry to sporting goods. The wonderfully climate controlled shopping mall includes Nordstrom, Apple Store, Forever 21, Sephora, and Michael Kors. Take a break from shopping at one of many eateries, including California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, and Nordstrom Bistro Cafe or treat the family to a movie at the 14-screen AMC IMAX Theater.
The Domain Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, The Domain features 100 upscale and mainstream retail stores and restaurants, almost half of which are exclusive within the market. A sampling of retailers includes high-end boutiques such as David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co. and Austin's only Neiman Marcus, as well as more traditional retailers like American Eagle Outfitters, Banana Republic, Express and more. Restaurants include favorites like Kona Grill, Maggiano's Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick's, North Italia, and many more.

Austin Music Venues View a list of Austin's more than 250 live music venues, featuring everything from rock and blues to country and jazz every night of the week. Search by genre, location, and venue type.
ACL Live Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the permanent home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. ACL Live is nestled next to the W Austin Hotel & Residences, which are both located within Block 21, the first mixed-occupancy building of its type in the world to be LEED certified.
The Little Longhorn Saloon For more than two decades, The Little Longhorn Saloon has served as the center of Austin's honky-tonk country music scene. Have a cold, fresh draft beer for a dollar or two. The staff is happy to be there and happy to see you. Happy Hour six-days a week and then on Sunday it's the you-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it bingo.
Mohawk The Mohawk is a well traveled bar and music venue. Handmade in downtown Austin, its mission is to host friends, musicians, and staff that represent all music tastes and all walks of life. The Mohawk draws its inspiration from the Native American culture of the Northeast, not from the hairdo. But if you've got one, feel free to bring it on over.
Parish Located in the heart of downtown Austin in the historic 6th Street district, Parish is widely regarded as the best indoor live music venue in Austin, offering the highest quality production for artists and private events alike. A multi-genre venue, Parish has been influential in the success of Austin musicians such as Spoon and Shakey Graves, while hosting shows spanning the gamut of indie rock to electronic to hip hop to funk and everywhere in between.

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