Our Favorite Things to Do in Austin, TX
Kendra started this business here in Austin 17 years ago, and we have no intention of ever leaving. It’s a magical place, combining the energy and creativity of a big city with all the charm of the South. There’s always something to do and somewhere to go here – so it’s no wonder that it’s become a top travel destination, as well as the location for countless conferences and festivals like SXSW and ACL.
Of all the things to do in Austin, our #1 has to be visiting our Flagship Store on South Congress. It’s an indulgent brand experience unlike any other, complete with our first-ever Sips & Sweets Café, a gorgeous outdoor patio, free valet, exclusive products you can’t get anywhere else, and so much more. Come hang with us here at 1701 South Congress from 11AM-7PM on Sunday, 10AM-8PM Monday-Wednesday, and 10AM-9PM Thursday-Saturday.
And while you’re out and about, don’t forget to check out these other local spots, from the most Insta-worthy coffee shops to iconic institutions that define Austin culture.
OUR FAVORITE LOCAL SPOTS IN AUSTIN, TX
Best Places to Eat and Drink
We’re obsessed with this LA-based coffee shop’s signature Matcha and Instagrammable coffee sleeves.
The best place to eat for vegetarians and vegans (and everyone else too).
This Tex-Mex staple is Kendra’s go-to for the best tacos around.
Light and bright with the cutest patio, this place is just as good for brunch as it is for happy hour.
Steps from Zilker Park, this restaurant brings the best of Italy to Texas.
More than just juice, we recommend stopping here for a refreshing treat before heading to Zilker Park.
We love this place for its French cuisine and excellent people watching. The later you go, the better it gets!
The best part of this gas station and laundromat-turned-restaurant? Their iconic birthday cake ice cream sandwich.
Find the best biscuits, gorgeous interiors, and even peacocks at this stunning Green Pastures restaurant.
They have an incredible oyster selection, but everything on their extensive menu is top notch.
11. Caffe Tèo
Here, find award-winning gelato from a local who was trained in Florence – the best of both worlds.
12. Tiny Boxwoods
Come for the magical chocolate chip cookies, stay for the airy and welcoming atmosphere.
Enjoy the best sushi in the city at Kendra’s signature date night spot.
Where to Grab a Drink
On top of picture-perfect interiors, this bar and restaurant has a relaxing vibe and rich history.
Kendra’s favorite happy hour spot for its thoughtful curation of cocktails, extensive wine list, and fantastic raw bar.
16. Hotel San José
A hidden away hangout for visitors and locals alike that defines cool.
Not just for travelers, this dog-friendly destination is known for its community events.
Art, Music, and Outdoors
Grab a book and dip your toes into this natural pool that stays at 68 degrees all year round.
For a rainy day well-spent, head to one of the largest university art museums in the country.
20. Jones Center
To experience contemporary art on a budget, visit this community museum.
Painted in the 90s to add a little color to the neighborhood, before Instagram was even a thought.
22. Laguna Gloria
This Mediterranean style villa in the heart of the city acts as an art museum, sculpture park, and more.
Grab a cup of coffee at Jo’s, and then take a selfie at this iconic wall.
An intimate venue and Austin staple with a lineup of amazing musicians.
25. The Long Center
For the best view of downtown, a dog and kid-friendly park, and all kinds of performing arts events.
26. Zilker Park
From picnics to pools to pets, this outdoor escape in the middle of the city has it all.
Where to Shop
A thoughtful edit of luxury fashion for both men and women.
28. Dylan Wylde
This boutique embraces the laid-back lifestyle with a curated collection of home goods, fashion, and more.
Shop here for hand-selected vintage, artisan accessories, and vintage home décor.
30. Kendra Scott Flagship (Of course, as we already mentioned!)
An indulgent brand experience featuring our Sips & Sweets café.
31. Uncommon Objects
It’s all about the hunt at this legendary antique shop, filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind treasures.
For artful and feminine fashion you’ll keep in your closet forever.
Best Fitness Studios
This local spin studio caters to your mind, body, and soul with a workout that feels like a party.
34. Wanderlust Yoga
Take a wide variety of classes while enjoying this studio’s zen ambiance.
Best Beauty Bars
A natural nail salon focused on providing a luxury experience in a modern studio.
Treat yourself to a blowout at Kendra’s favorite hair salon.