1. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

9.0
2100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX
College Football Field · University of Texas-Austin · 66 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: More than 110,000 fans can pack these stands for a Longhorns football game. Get your burnt orange on and snap a pic of Bevo.

2. Santa Rita #1

1975-1999 Trinity St (On island where Trinity & San Jac split @ MLK), Austin, TX
Historic Site · University of Texas-Austin · 3 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Named after the patron saint of the impossible, this oil rig was responsible for providing millions in oil royalties to the Permanent University Fund. It now sits near the stadium as a memorial.

3. Wheatsville Co-op

9.1
3101 Guadalupe St (31st St.), Austin, TX
Grocery Store · North University · 65 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: A true community-supported grocery selling organic and natural foods, Wheatsville’s mission is to bring its customers what they want.

4. K. Spoetzl (Shiner) Brewery

Inez, TX
Brewery · 1 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: You can tour the 100-year-old brewery that makes the popular Shiner brand of beer in the small town of Shiner (population 2070). Tourists also get samples of various Shiner brews.

5. Sheraton Austin Hotel At The Capitol

6.6
701 E 11th St (I-35 Frontage Rd.), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 55 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Just a few steps from the state Capitol, the Sheraton has ample meeting space (it has hosted South by Southwest Interactive Festival panels).

6. Jimmy Clay & Roy Kizer Golf Courses

8.3
5400 Jimmy Clay Dr (Stassney Lane), Austin, TX
Golf Course · 7 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The best of the Austin-owned courses, Clay and Kizer are right next to each other but offer vastly different experiences. Clay is tree-lined and Kizer is water-lined. Either way, pick your hazard.

7. South Congress Ave

8.3
S Congress Ave., Austin, TX
Road · Bouldin Creek · 11 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: South Congress Avenue - SoCo - embodies Austin's spirit. Browse homegrown shops like Creatures, Allens Boots and Mi Casa. Check out art at Yard Dog. Grab a marg at Güero's Taco Bar or coffee at Jo's.

8. Gruene Hall

9.4
1281 Gruene Rd (Hunter Rd), New Braunfels, TX
Beer Garden · Gruene Historic District · 63 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: A Texas institution. Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Lyle Lovett and many other greats of country music have played here as Texans two-stepped the night away. Read more.

9. Shoal Creek Saloon

8.0
909 N Lamar Blvd (at W. 9th St.), Austin, TX
Sports Bar · Downtown Austin · 51 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade has a big New Orleans Saints helmet that sits on top of the roof overhang of this Cajun restaurant. Who dat who can't find dat football hat?

10. O. Henry House and Museum

7.4
409 E 5th St, Austin, TX
Museum · Downtown Austin · 7 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Cottage home of short-story writer William Sydney Porter (whose pen name was O. Henry) and his family from 1893 to 1895. Museum displays many of the writer's belongings.

11. Richard Moya Park

6.2
10001 Burleson Rd (at US 183), Austin, TX
Park · 4 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The bridge at the park was once part of the Congress Avenue Bridge. Known as Old Moore's Crossing, it stood downtown from 1886 to 1910. Parts of it washed away in a flood when it was over Onion Creek.

12. Hilton Austin

8.6
500 E 4th St (at Neches St), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 161 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Austin’s convention hotel is among the finest that Hilton has to offer. It buzzes during the South by Southwest Festival and for dozens of other conventions and festivals year-round.

13. Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

8.4
700 San Jacinto Blvd (at E. 8th St.), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 83 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: With 375 higher-end hotel rooms and a heated rooftop swimming pool, the Omni is a good place to stay, whether it’s for business or pleasure.

14. Hancock Golf Course

7.4
811 E 41st St, Austin, TX
Golf Course · Hancock · 4 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: This old, nine-hole course in the heart of North-Central Austin has a wicked par 5, a reachable par 4 and a lot of people taking mulligans. Great fun for a short round.

15. Plum Creek Golf Course

7.9
750 County Ro. 171, Kyle, TX
Golf Course · 2 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: A very nice course cut out around a development in Buda. Just enough for a challenge for serious golfers, but wide enough fairways for your once-in-a-while player.

16. The Grove At Southpark Meadows

6.6
9500 IH 35 S SRV SB Suite E-450 (Slaughter), Austin, TX
Park · Southpark Meadows · 11 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Live music on the weekends, water jets to cool off and a huge, shaded playground surrounded by restaurants with patios.

17. Giant Bevo

San Antonio St (23rd St), Austin, TX
Sculpture Garden · West University · 1 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: This bigger-than-life replica of Texas’ mascot Bevo is located just steps away from the University Co-op. Get a photo with this large longhorn.

18. Hyde Park Inn Bed and Breakfast

4304 Avenue B (43rd and B), Austin, TX
Bed & Breakfast · Hyde Park · 2 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: A four-room bed and breakfast with a private pool in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood. Full hot breakfast served daily.

19. Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota St, Austin, TX
Cemetery · Central East Austin · 3 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Visit the burial spots for Stephen F. Austin, Gov. Allan Shivers, Gov. John Connally, Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock and many other Texas leaders. The graves go back to 1851.

20. Star Ranch Golf Course

8.1
Williamson, TX
Golf Course · 5 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Beautiful greens, challenging holes in a new subdivision in the Hutto.

21. Four Seasons Hotel Austin

9.3
98 San Jacinto Blvd (at E Cesar Chavez St), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 73 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Austin’s Four Seasons is located right on the lake, yet is walking distance to most of Austin’s downtown attractions (except, maybe when it’s 100 degrees outside).

22. Terravista Club

8.5
4211 Teravista Club Dr (University Blvd), Round Rock, TX
Golf Course · Teravista · 5 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Rolling hills and five different tees will challenge any golfer. Some stunning views from atop the courses well-manicured hills and tee boxes.

23. The Drag

2300-2310 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX
Road · West University · 6 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The Drag refers to the strip of shops and restaurants on Guadalupe Street that run along the western edge of campus. Just about everything a college student needs can be found here.

24. Hancock Guest Cottages

1009 E 43rd St, Austin, TX
Bed & Breakfast · Hancock · 1 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Not only will you feel like home, but you’ll feel like you’re in Texas. This eclectic home even has a yard with some chickens.

25. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

9.0
400 N Liberty Ave, New Braunfels, TX
Water Park · 49 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: This 65-acre waterpark has more than 40 attractions, including the Master Blaster, an uphill water roller coaster.

26. Austin's Inn at Pearl Street

6.2
809 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (Pearl Street), Austin, TX
Bed & Breakfast · Downtown Austin · 7 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: This is the place to stay if you want to get away from it all — and still be close to everything. The rooms are split between two equally beautiful houses.

27. Cathedral of Junk

8.0
4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX
Art Gallery · South Congress · 36 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Compiled over the decades from other’s junk, this backyard Austin treasure is two-stories of structural wonder.

28. Zinger Hardware & General Merchant

7.1
4001 N Lamar Blvd (40th), Austin, TX
Gift Shop · 12 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: Famliy-owned and operated general store featuring items for the home such as furniture, kitchen supplies, home accents and gifts, as well as, items for Fido and Fluffy.

29. InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

8.1
701 Congress Ave (East 7th Street), Austin, TX
Hotel · Downtown Austin · 58 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: In the heart of the downtown entertainment district, the Stephen F. Austin offers a old-style luxury stay. The Roaring Fork restaurant and Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace within the hotel are worth a visit.

30. Frank Erwin Center (ERC)

8.2
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
College Basketball Court · Downtown Austin · 63 tips and reviews

Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman: The Longhorns basketball teams (men and women) hoop it up in the Erwin Center, which is also the home to many concerts, Disney on Ice-type shows, the circus and more.