Austin’s Hidden Gems

Besides being well-known for its eccentric and unusual museums, Texas’ capital city has a wide list of alternative and not-so-crowded places to visit:

Park

With its 1.1 miles (1.7 Km) of hiking trail, the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt in 1200 S. 6th St. is the perfect park for enjoying nature away from the crowd. The park has been taken care of even if it’s not the most visited park in town.

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Hope Outdoor Gallery in Baylor Street is a monument to urban art and a perfect spot to watch the city’s skyline. The walls of an unfinished building are filled with graffiti and street art of all kinds.

Cafe

Not only a cafe but also a shoe shop, Toms Austin in S. Congress Ave (Gibson) specializes in both and offers great drinks, a chilled-out environment and a very cozy atmosphere.

Restaurant

Asian cuisine has gained ground in Austin as an alternative to the famous Tex-Mex restaurants. D K Sushi and Seoul Asian Food Market have become a great option with excellent food, generous portions, and karaoke. There are two of them in Austin: one in North Lamar BLVD Ste B and another one in South First Street.

Bar

The Midnight Cowboy in East Sixth Street has an interesting story. The premises of a former illegal brothel were revamped to make it look like a (legal) classic brothel, but keep in mind only drinks are served. It started operating as a clandestine bar, but now it has become more accessible. Besides the usual drinks, their cocktail menu is quite experimental.

For a less edgy option, visit Garage in Colorado Street; renowned for its good customer service, this bar offers jazz music, a cozy environment, and good drinks.

Spa

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