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Foolproof Downtown recommendations for new and old Austinites

Be your own tour guide with a Downtown trip full of eats, art excursions, and evenings exploring the city.

The Austin skyline as seen from above, focusing on the new Google building and Lady Bird Lake, all the way to UT.

You don’t need to be a professional to have a good time Downtown.

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There’s nothing like a day in Downtown Austin to cure what ails you.

We asked our readers to tell us their favorite thing to do Downtown. Here’s what they said.

About 45% like to try new restaurants, so we suggest:

  • Estelle’s, a flower shop and vintage vibes bar and restaurant.
  • Luminaire, a restaurant serving seasonal Texas fare.

Another 18% of y’all are live music lovers, so don’t sleep on:

Or try one of these reader-suggested favorites:

Find more events on our online calendar.