Austin Things to Do

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE TO THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND AUSTIN

There are so many things to do in and around Austin. Here's your one-stop guide to what's happening, from food to attractions to concerts and events...it's all here. Get the latest updates on Events in the area, what's new in the Austin Food scene, and news from area Attractions. Plus, our anchors and reporters share their picks for favorite things to do in and around Austin this month.

 

Austin Events

Austin City Limits Festival

Austin is well-known for events like SXSW and ACL, but there's so much more to do in the Capital City.
While tourists may focus on Sixth Street, we Austinites know some of the best events are those that only we locals know about. Every week, there are things to do, from pop-up flea markets, to indie showcases, to movies in the park. 

Events News | Events Calendar

Austin Food

Let's face it, if there's one thing we know how to do in Austin, it's eat. It's a food lover's playground. Of course there are the staples that everyone know about, from Eddie V's to Kerby Lane, but we locals know the Austin food scene boasts hundreds of unique eateries. 

There are even raging debates about the best BBQ in the city, where you can get the best Tex-Mex, and which food trucks are truly to die for. 

BBQ

Austin Attractions

TX Capital

There are so many places to explore in and around Austin from tours of the spectacular Capitol building, to sprawling parks, to water parks like Schlitterbahn

But what if you want to avoid the tourist spots and still expore the city? There are still plenty of places to go that cater to locals. Our news team created a list of their favorie off the beaten path attractions. 

SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF BEST BETS FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

The first Thursday in December is always my favorite event in New Braunfels: Wassailfest! For me, that’s what really kicks off the countdown to Christmas. Drinking warm wassail (apple cider with special ingredients) while walking through downtown, surrounded by all the holiday decor is perfection! - Stacy Rickard

Stacy Rickard
Carlos Garcia

In Austin you can check out the annual Waller Creek Light Show in November, it's outdoors so layer up. In December, you can't go wrong with the Trail of Lights--an Austin staple. - Carlos Garcia

I like to go to the light show at Mozart's. It's really pretty, and you can grab a hot chocolate.  - Reena Diamante

Reena Diamante