Austin is the ideal place to
enjoy a long weekend. If you're wondering how to spend 3 days in Austin, Texas,
you'll find that there’s way too much to see and do, from shopping on
funky South Congress Avenue to stand-up paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake and
seeing live music in one of the many clubs around town. Get ready for three
jam-packed days of fun!
Here are some of the best things to do in Austin this weekend.
downtown with a Walking Tour from
the Austin Visitor Center. Pick
your own starting time and place – your guide will tailor a tour to suit your
interests – or join a guided tour. For the ultimate Austin music tour, visit Austin City Limits (ACL) Live and
get a behind-the-scenes look at The Moody Theater, where the famed Austin City
Limits television show is taped. Or join in the Austin Live Music Crawl with Austin Detours, led by a local musician who will
take you off the beaten tourist path. Discover hidden gem music venues tucked into
neighborhoods and see 2-3 shows in a three-hour tour span.
quick lunch at the food trucks in east Austin. Local favorites here include
Northern Thai street food from DEE DEE, savory smoked meats from Micklethwait or
flavorful vegan fare from Arlo's at The Grackle.
take a shopping stroll along South Congress Avenue,
known for its funky stores and chic boutiques. Check out the kicks at Allens Boots, one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing by
local artisans at Parts & Labour,
bulk penny candies at Big Top Candy Shop and
wild costumes at Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds.
caffeinated with an iced Turbo from Jo's Coffee and
snap a souvenir selfie with the “I love you so much” mural painted on the
coffee bar’s wall. Other weird and wonderful murals that make great photo ops include the
iconic “Greetings from Austin” mural in the South Austin neighborhood and the
silly “You’re My Butter Half” in East Austin.
out for a craft cocktail at The Hightower, which offers a daily happy hour. In
the West Sixth area,
toast the man in black at the divey Mean Eyed Cat, a Johnny Cash-themed bar that has a
happy hour Mon.-Fri.
Once the sun begins
to set, line up on the Congress Avenue Bridge to
witness a staggering 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly
into the night sky from beneath the bridge, which takes place nightly from
spring through fall.
Posted by: Visit Austin
Posted on: 10/04/2020