Where to take out-of-towners when they visit Austin, TX

The storefront of More Home Slice

Even New Yorkers would be impressed by Home Slice’s pies. | Photo by @gotcathy

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With more than 30 million people traveling to Austin annually and regular record-breaking air traffic, chances are high you’ve gotten the chance to play tour guide for visiting family + friends.

We know how we show off our city, but we wanted to hear from youso we asked. Here’s what you said:

🌅 Taking in the views

Several readers suggested waterfront spots or places to get outside, such as:

“Lake Travis, Downtown, Mount Bonell” — @fatima_natalia

“Riverside” — @michael_fromjoanns85

Barkin Springs” — @brandon_cecil_murphy

Mount Bonnell views

Take out-of-towners to Mount Bonnell, and they’ll understand why we call Central Texas the “Hill Country.” | Photo by ATXtoday

🎶 Austin staples

Many of you reflected back on the days of old Austin with your recommendations:

Continental Club and Parker Jazz” — @michaelstevenfoster

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Bob Bullock Museum. Paramount Theatre. The Continental Club. The State Capital. Mt Bonnell.” — @marysayz

“Used to take them to Shady Grove 😢” — @og_redwood

🍽 Food and drink

From Mexican food to breweries + James Beard Award-winning bites, several readers dropped their go-to spots to eat and drink in ATX:

SAZON” — @mutiny_market

Vista Brewing and Driftwood!” — @klkillough

Homeslice.” — @vladthetaylor

“Love to go to @highergroundatx for drinks!” — @celestemooreimage

“To @elnaranjoaustin to experience the exquisite culinary of chef @ilianadelavega” — @giselagirard

“Downtown. Or Bucees even though it’s not in Austin 😂” — @engravedrefrigerator

The neon sign at the Continental Club

Several readers said they take visitors to the 60-year-old Continental Club. | Photo by @signpeeper

☕️ Your City Editors’ recommendations

Enough suspense. Here’s where we’d take you on a visit to the Capital City:

“I love taking out-of-towners to grab a morning coffee at a local shop (I’m partial to Cuvee Coffee + Flat Track Coffee) and take a walk around the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. I also recently took a friend to P6 at the LINE Austin at sunset, and the views of Lady Bird Lake were spectacular.” — City Editor London

“One of my favorite things to do with visitors is to get out on Lady Bird Lake. I think taking a boat tour is a cool way for guests to see + learn about Austin. My favorite tour so far has to be the Nightly Bat Watching Sunset Cruises.” — City Editor Vagney

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