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Tips to Enjoy Austin Like a Local

Crowd enjoying picnics on Auditorium Shore in Austin on 4th of July

The people, the attitude, the winter weather, the music–there’s a lot to love about Austin. So, how do locals narrow down what to do when entertaining out-of-town friends and family?

Whether visiting for a few days, traveling for work, or enjoying Austin’s signature festivals and events (ACL, SXSW, F1, The University of Texas Longhorn games, and more), our Top Trip Rentals’ staff members can guide visitors to live like a local.

Here to help are some of our favorite places and things to do in ATX. #goplaystay

Postcard that says "Go Play Stay" and #toptripping for Top Trip RentalsRebecca’s Top 5

  1. Walking the Barton Creek greenbelt (and stopping for swims in Barton Creek along the way).
  2. Wednesday night margaritas and “Texas Radio Live” at Guero’s Oak Garden.
  3. Shopping the monthly specials at Room Service Vintage.
  4. Counter Cafe’s brunch (she recommend the mango mimosas and Counter Benedict).
  5. Strolling Lady Bird Lake trail in the evening, with a stop at Alta’s Cafe for a drink.
Austin Skyline from the hike and bike trail
The 10-mile hike and bike trail circles Lady Bird Lake and gives spectacular views. Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler

Sandra’s Top 5

  1. Drinks at Javalina Bar on Rainey St.
  2. Mountain biking at Walnut Creek Park.
  3. Exploring Barton Creek greenbelt with my dog (with snacks and water).
  4. Barbacoa tacos from La Esperanza, across from St. Edwards University on S.Congress.
  5. Dancing the night away at Highland Lounge.
Bike path with compass rose at Walnut Creek Park in Austin
New bike trail runs from Walnut Creek Park to South MoPac. Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler

Brenda’s Top 5

  1. Enjoying the show at Esther’s Follies.
  2. Angie’s Mexican Food on East 7th Street.
  3. Visiting the Texas State Capitol (the grounds and the building).
  4. Time with friends at Grove Wine Bar.
  5. Climbing the steps at Mt. Bonnell.
View of Lake Austin from the top of Mt. Bonnell
Sunrise from the top of Mt. Bonnell is worth climbing those 99 steps. Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler

Rene’s Top 5

  1. A trip to Mayfield Park to see the peacocks.
  2. Touring the outdoor exhibit at AMOA’s Laguna Gloria location.
  3. Dining at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant.
  4. Austin City Limits!
  5. October weather.
White peacocks on the porch at Austin's Mayfield Park.
Peacocks rule the roost at Austin’s Mayfield Park. There are even white peacocks! Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler

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September 30, 2016

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ACL Bands

Top Trip Rentals card with list of Top 5 ACL Bands for 2016

Phoenix
from Versailles, France
Playing Sunday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 PM (Bud Light Stage) & Sunday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 PM (Bud Light Stage) + Waterloo Autograph Tent
http://www.aclfestival.com/2013-artist/phoenix/

Fun.
from New York City, NY
Playing Friday, October 4, 4:00-5:00 PM (AMD Stage) & Friday, October 11, 4:00-5:00 PM (Lady Bird Stage)
http://www.aclfestival.com/2013-artist/fun/

Vampire Weekend
from New York City, NY
Playing Friday, October 4, 6:00-7:00 PM (AMD Stage) & Friday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 PM (Lady Bird Stage)
http://www.aclfestival.com/2013-artist/vampire-weekend/

Kodaline 
from Dublin, Ireland
Playing Sunday, October 6, 12:00-12:45 PM (AMD Stage)
http://www.aclfestival.com/2013-artist/kodaline/

Max Frost
from Austin, TX
Playing Saturday, October 5, 12:00-12:40 PM (Austin Ventures Stage)
http://www.aclfestival.com/2013-artist/max-frost/