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Fun Things to Do In and Around Austin While at TCEA 2017

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Written by Kristy Breaux

While attending TCEA 2017, be sure to make time for all of the fun that Austin offers its visitors. Discover dining, entertainment, history, and more!

Curious to know what adventure awaits you in Austin while attending TCEA 2017? Discover the wide assortment of attractions the Live Music Capital of the World has to offer. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite social media-worthy locations for you to consider. Grab a friend and your cell phone and take a selfie (or ten) of all the fun places you go.

AustinI Love You So Much

The iconic green wall with simple scripting can be found throughout social media for lovebirds and BFF’s alike. The local coffee shop, Jo’s Coffee at 1300 South Congress Avenue, is a favorite stop in Austin’s SoCo District.

Graffiti Park at Castle Hill

This art show has more set changes than a high-end gallery in New York City. Artists come through daily to add, change, and disrupt the multi-level park walls with graphically beautiful works of art. You can find this hot spot at the North Lamar and Baylor intersection.

AustinMount Bonnell

Arguably one of the most beautiful views you’ll ever take in, climbing to the top of Mount Bonnell will give you a panoramic view of the city from downtown Austin to the 360 Bridge.

Entertainment

You’re in the Live Music Capital of the World. What’s your vice? Live music, dancing, karaoke? Austin has it all. One of the busiest places during the convention happens to be a dueling piano bar. Whether you want to sing your heart out or gawk at those that are, there is endless fun pouring out. The best place for letting your hair down is undoubtedly Sixth Street.

Just a block from the convention center, Rainey Street is overflowing with local eateries and bars that transformed historic homes into a must-see destination in Austin for brunch, dinner, and nightlife.

Live shows happen every night in Austin. Some of the most iconic spots to catch a show include Antone’s, Continental Club, Stubbs, and Broken Spoke. You can explore a list of live events at http://do512.com/, http://www.austin360.com/, or http://www.austintexas.org/visit/things-to-do/nightlife/.

Take in the History

If you haven’t visited the Texas State Capitol yet, you’re probably not an elementary teacher or not from Texas. From the grounds covered in statues and historic information to the interior Texas granite, it’s a sight to behold. Just east of the capitol, you can find the Texas State Cemetery. Our own Stephen F. Austin and other famous Texans can be found there. Or check out one of the many exhibits at the LBJ Presidential Library, Bob Bullock, and many other Austin museums.

The FoodAustin

Austin isn’t just Tex-Mex and barbeque (though we have some of the best). You’ll experience many diverse eateries from trailers to five-star dining. Many of the best food trailers in Austin are walkable in the downtown area. From Voodoo Donuts (a must visit!) to Emoji Grilled Cheese – there’s something for every food connoisseur.

There’s still so much more to see and do in Austin! The best resource for exploring all your possibilities is the Visit Austin team which can be found online, in person at the visitor’s center at 602 E. 4th Street (where you can grab some unique souvenirs), or socially by following @VisitAustinTX. Use the hashtag #TrueAustin for Katie and Christine, two super cool and in-the-know gals from Austin, who are happy to answer your questions.

What is on your must-see or must-do list while in Austin? Leave your Twitter handle with your comments below.

 

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