Downtown Austin


Jo's Coffee (Coffee Shop + Eatery)
5-minute walk | 242 W 2nd St, 78701
This coffee shop will definitely put a pep in your step. Order the iced turbo for an extra caffeine rush. Stop in at lunch for a tasty burger!

Lamberts (Elegant BBQ)
4-minute walk | 401 W 2nd St, 78701
Fancy BBQ & other meaty fare in a refurbished general store with an upstairs bar with live music!

 La Condesa (Mexican & Margaritas)
2-minute walk | 400 W 2nd St, 78701
Contemporary Mexican dishes, a vast tequila selection & happy-hour deals in a sophisticated setting.

Taverna (Italian)
4-minute walk | 258 W 2nd St, 78701
Casual Italian chainlet featuring pizzas, risottos & sidewalk seating.


Elephant Room (Jazz Lounge)
6-minute walk | 315 Congress Ave, 78701
Underground jazz bar with nightly live music, plus more than 20 draft beers & wines by the glass.

Halcyon (Coffee Bar)
4-minute walk | 218 W 4th St, 78701
Coffee, cocktails & snacks in a spacious interior or on the patio. Live music some nights.

Second Bar + Kitchen (New American)
7-minute walk | 200 Congress Ave, 78701
David Bull creates New American tasting menus in a sophisticated setting.


Toy Joy (Toy Store)
3-minute walk | 403 W 2nd St, 78701
Quirky, colorful store offering a vast selection of unique toys, novelty items & collectibles.

2nd St. District (Shopping Area)
4-minute walk | 403 W 2nd St, 78701
Collection of boutique stores - Francesca's, Eliza Page, and Sneaker Politics to name a few.


The Contemporary (Museum)
12-minute walk | 700 Congress Ave, 78701
The Contemporary Austin is Austin, Texas's primary community art museum, consisting of two primary locations and an art school.

Violet Crown (Theater)
3-minute walk | 434 W 2nd St, 78701
Locally owned cinema showing indie, documentary & foreign films, with reserved seating, bar & cafe.


Orange Theory (Physical Fitness)
1-minute walk | 401 West 3rd Street
High impact classes in a space with high ceilings & large windows, plus showers.

Ann & Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail (Outdoor Fitness)
7-minute walk | Lady Bird Lake
In the heart of Austin is the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields and cultural attractions.


Milk + Honey (Day Spa)
3-minute walk | 100A Guadalupe St, 78701
Massage, facials, and mani-pedi treatments. This was meant for you! 

Lacquer (Nail Salon)
2-minute walk | 210 Guadalupe St, 78701
Luxury nail salon specializing in natural nail + skin care.

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