Movie theatre that serves food and drink throughout the film, and hosts events such as "Airplane!" quote-alongs and "Mission Impossible" marathons. The Alamo just recently reopened their original venue (after a redesign) on South Lamar Blvd.

Alamo Drafthose
1120 S Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 861-7040

Designed with a soaring 70-foot atrium by Boston-based Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects, at the University of Texas. Its permanent collection includes some of the oldest Latin American works in the country, and its rotating exhibits bring global art to the city. Admission is complimentary on Thursdays; take advantage of special events such as choral concerts and yoga classes in their airy atrium.

Blanton Museum of Art
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 471-7324

While this honky tonk is now flanked by new apartment buildings—it used to feel like it was on the outskirts of the city—it’s still kicking thanks to its regular lineup of country musicians and dedicated two-steppers. . (If you need a refresher, hour-long lessons are held four nights a week.) Just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Dale Watson is among the regular local performers.

Broken Spoke
3201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 442-6189

Classic with news. Focus on walking or biking around the new extension (can also mention Austin’s city bike program here), but also recommend kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding on the water.

1734-1758 S Lakeshore Boulevard
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 583-7210

Explore the rich history of Texas at the Bullock Museum. Programming at the museum ensures that there's something for everyone, from free concerts to meet-the-artisan events.

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 936-8746

Get out into Austin’s Hill Country-esque green spaces. You can hike up to Mount Bonnell, known for its scenic lookouts over Lake Austin and the ritzy West Lake neighborhood, or hit back trails that run alongside riverbeds and pop out at restaurants such as Taco Deli, where you can refuel on breakfast tacos and a freshly squeezed juices.

Barton Creek Greenbelt
3755-B S Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 477-1566