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
Rebecca’s Top 5
Walking the Barton Creek greenbelt (and stopping for swims in Barton Creek along the way).
Wednesday night margaritas and “Texas Radio Live” at Guero’s Oak Garden.
Shopping the monthly specials at
Room Service Vintage. Counter Cafe’s brunch (she recommend the mango mimosas and Counter Benedict).
Strolling Lady Bird Lake trail in the evening, with a stop at Alta’s Cafe for a drink.
The 10-mile hike and bike trail circles Lady Bird Lake and gives spectacular views. Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler Sandra’s Top 5
Drinks at Javalina Bar on Rainey St.
Mountain biking at Walnut Creek Park.
Exploring Barton Creek greenbelt with my dog (with snacks and water).
Barbacoa tacos from La Esperanza, across from St. Edwards University on S.Congress. Dancing the night away at Highland Lounge.
New bike trail runs from Walnut Creek Park to South MoPac. Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler Brenda’s Top 5
Enjoying the show at Esther’s Follies.
Angie’s Mexican Food on East 7th Street.
Visiting the Texas State Capitol (the grounds and the building).
Time with friends at Grove Wine Bar.
Climbing the steps at
Sunrise from the top of Mt. Bonnell is worth climbing those 99 steps. Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler Rene’s Top 5
A trip to
Mayfield Park to see the peacocks. Touring the outdoor exhibit at AMOA’s Laguna Gloria location.
Dining at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant.
Austin City Limits!
Peacocks rule the roost at Austin’s Mayfield Park. There are even white peacocks! Photo Credit: Leah Nyfeler
September 30, 2016
When it’s cold, I crave Sushi and Sake. What a lovely combo. Try out some of our favorite downtown and neighborhood sushi spots around Austin.
February 2, 2016
Cinco de Mayo is Monday. Seems like a good enough reason to eat Mexican food all weekend. Enjoy!
Let us know your favorites during your trip or your own #top5list for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card. Just add #toptriprentals to your post of Austin. Drawing in May.
Also, check out our friend Jackson at booth #71.
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
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)
from New York City, NYPlaying Friday, October 4, 6:00-7:00 PM (AMD Stage) & Friday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 PM (Lady Bird Stage)
from Dublin, IrelandPlaying Sunday, October 6, 12:00-12:45 PM (AMD Stage)
from Austin, TX
Playing Saturday, October 5, 12:00-12:40 PM (Austin Ventures Stage)