MUSIC ATTRACTIONS BARS
RESTAURANTS NORTH LOOP (BVD) RAINEY ST. HISTORIC DISTRICT
The stretch of E 6th Street between IH-35 and S Congress Avenue—known by locals as “Dirty 6th”—hosts a wild college party scene nightly (it’s essentially our Bourbon Street). But as far as well-rounded, barhoppable strips go, it—or any other ATX drinking district—doesn’t come close to Rainey Street just a few blocks south. Here, you’ve got your pick of the lot: sports bars , cocktail bars, live music, microbrews, and more. Can’t hang with the crowds on Rainey or Dirty 6th? Tired of the upscale price tags along SoCo? Craving an authentic locals-only atmosphere? North Loop is your go-to hood. Along the stretch of N. Loop Boulevard roughly between Guadalupe Street and Airport Boulevard, you’ll find a blend of shops that toe the line between old-school and contemporary. At the same time, it’s the everyone’s Cheers, neighborhood feel that makes this short jaunt north of downtown well worth it.
ZILKER PARK/ BARTON SPRINGS
TEXAS CAPITOL
For architecture and history enthusiasts, the Texas State Capitol building—located at the head of S. Congress Avenue in the heart of downtown—is an essential stop. Really, though, it’s a must for anyone trying to get the full feel of Austin’s Texas-centric side. Free daily guided tours will take you into the central atrium where stunning portraits of every Texas governor hang on display, into the Senate Chamber and newly restored House of Representatives Chamber, and finally into the impressive underground extension. Each October for two weekends, Zilker Park—situated at the bottom of South Austin neighborhood Barton Hills—is the home to the internationally renowned annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, and each winter holiday season it hosts the dazzling Trail of Lights. But those yearly events barely scratch the surface of what the park regularly offers. Year-round, the 358-acre publicly-owned swath of land is equipped to entertain all generations and cultural groups living in and visiting Austin.
MUSIC ATTRACTIONS BARS
RESTAURANTS NORTH LOOP (BVD) RAINEY ST. HISTORIC DISTRICT
The stretch of E 6th Street between IH-35 and S Congress Avenue—known by locals as “Dirty 6th”—hosts a wild college party scene nightly (it’s essentially our Bourbon Street). But as far as well-rounded, barhoppable strips go, it—or any other ATX drinking district—doesn’t come close to Rainey Street just a few blocks south. Here, you’ve got your pick of the lot: sports bars , cocktail bars, live music, microbrews, and more. Can’t hang with the crowds on Rainey or Dirty 6th? Tired of the upscale price tags along SoCo? Craving an authentic locals-only atmosphere? North Loop is your go-to hood. Along the stretch of N. Loop Boulevard roughly between Guadalupe Street and Airport Boulevard, you’ll find a blend of shops that toe the line between old-school and contemporary. At the same time, it’s the everyone’s Cheers, neighborhood feel that makes this short jaunt north of downtown well worth it.
ZILKER PARK/ BARTON SPRINGS
TEXAS CAPITOL
For architecture and history enthusiasts, the Texas State Capitol building—located at the head of S. Congress Avenue in the heart of downtown—is an essential stop. Really, though, it’s a must for anyone trying to get the full feel of Austin’s Texas-centric side. Free daily guided tours will take you into the central atrium where stunning portraits of every Texas governor hang on display, into the Senate Chamber and newly restored House of Representatives Chamber, and finally into the impressive underground extension. Each October for two weekends, Zilker Park—situated at the bottom of South Austin neighborhood Barton Hills—is the home to the internationally renowned annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, and each winter holiday season it hosts the dazzling Trail of Lights. But those yearly events barely scratch the surface of what the park regularly offers. Year-round, the 358-acre publicly-owned swath of land is equipped to entertain all generations and cultural groups living in and visiting Austin.
MUSIC ATTRACTIONS BARS
RESTAURANTS NORTH LOOP (BVD) RAINEY ST. HISTORIC DISTRICT
The stretch of E 6th Street between IH-35 and S Congress Avenue—known by locals as “Dirty 6th”—hosts a wild college party scene nightly (it’s essentially our Bourbon Street). But as far as well-rounded, barhoppable strips go, it—or any other ATX drinking district—doesn’t come close to Rainey Street just a few blocks south. Here, you’ve got your pick of the lot: sports bars , cocktail bars, live music, microbrews, and more. Can’t hang with the crowds on Rainey or Dirty 6th? Tired of the upscale price tags along SoCo? Craving an authentic locals-only atmosphere? North Loop is your go-to hood. Along the stretch of N. Loop Boulevard roughly between Guadalupe Street and Airport Boulevard, you’ll find a blend of shops that toe the line between old-school and contemporary. At the same time, it’s the everyone’s Cheers, neighborhood feel that makes this short jaunt north of downtown well worth it.
ZILKER PARK/ BARTON SPRINGS
TEXAS CAPITOL
For architecture and history enthusiasts, the Texas State Capitol building—located at the head of S. Congress Avenue in the heart of downtown—is an essential stop. Really, though, it’s a must for anyone trying to get the full feel of Austin’s Texas-centric side. Free daily guided tours will take you into the central atrium where stunning portraits of every Texas governor hang on display, into the Senate Chamber and newly restored House of Representatives Chamber, and finally into the impressive underground extension. Each October for two weekends, Zilker Park—situated at the bottom of South Austin neighborhood Barton Hills—is the home to the internationally renowned annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, and each winter holiday season it hosts the dazzling Trail of Lights. But those yearly events barely scratch the surface of what the park regularly offers. Year-round, the 358-acre publicly-owned swath of land is equipped to entertain all generations and cultural groups living in and visiting Austin.