Austin is an amazing city and welcoming to guests from all over. Tejas is alive and well in Austin and you’ll find people to be very friendly. We have a great tech community here and are home to the Docker Austin Meetup. Below you'll find our tips and tricks for getting the most out of your time in Austin.
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Austin is full of fun and physical activities that are appropriate for all ages. It’s a short walk (map) from the Austin Convention Center (ACC) to the trail system that runs around the Colorado River. If you’re up for a longer excursion you might want to rent a bicycle to tour the trails.
Ride by Zilker Park, site of the Austin City Limits music festival, and check out the great lawn (don’t forget your frisbee!). If you have kids or are just a big kid yourself, hop on the Zilker Zephyr and take a train ride around the park.
It’s hard to go wrong with BBQ no matter where you go in Austin. If you’ve heard about Franklin Barbecue and want to try it out, just be prepared to be there early and wait in line. There are plenty of options in the area like Lamberts, Stubb’s, and Salt & Time.
Don’t miss out on breakfast tacos! Again, it’s hard to go wrong with breakfast tacos no matter where you go in Austin. They’re practically a staple food here.
If you enjoy craft beer, Austin has got you covered. No matter what pub you step into, you’ll be able to find some local brews on tap. A personal favourite of both of ours is the (512) Pecan Porter. Outside of downtown, you can find plenty of local breweries with taprooms open in the evening including The ABGB, the Zilker Brewing Company, and Hops and Grain Brewing.
Remember that Austin’s motto is “Keep It Weird”. Our advice is to keep an open mind, be ready for anything, and sample a local brew or two. Have fun and enjoy your time in Austin!