The Westlake area features natural wonders like the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, featuring a 227-acre habitat for native flora and fauna and almost three miles of hiking trails. Catch a concert at One World Theatre, an intimate venue that attracts world-class musicians. Grab a pancake breakfast at Kerbey Lane Cafe (open for dine-in, patio and takeout), or enjoy a craft cocktail made with local spirits and Texan cuisine at Jack Allen’s Kitchen (open for dine-in and takeout)
This affluent neighborhood is located between downtown Austin and Lake Austin. Stop in at The Beer Plant (open for patio and takeout), Austin’s first vegan gastropub, serving a fully plant-based menu and craft beer in a farmhouse pub atmosphere. Try Hawaiian-Polynesian fusion dishes like fajitas with pineapple at Hula Hut (open for patio, dine-in and takeout), situated right on Lake Austin. Explore the art museum and outdoor sculpture garden at the beautiful Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria (advance reservations required), set on the Lake Austin waterfront.
WEST 6TH STREET
Experience the Whole Foods Market flagship store, which features restaurants, a beer and wine bar, a food truck, and a rooftop that hosts live bands and events. Flip through records and catch in-store jam sessions at Waterloo Records (offering curb-side pickup). Or attend an author event at BookPeople. Dine at Holy Roller (open for dine-in and takeout), a punk rock, roller derby-themed restaurant that serves brunch all day, every day.
CLARKSVILLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Check out the art galleries in the Clarksville Historic District, including works by regional artists at Wally Workman Gallery (open by appointment), master artworks by Chagall and Picasso at West Chelsea Contemporary Art Gallery, and paintings by local artists at Davis Gallery (open by appointment). Have a drink on the patio at Better Half Coffee & Cocktails (open for patio and takeout). Or try the Italian-spiced rotisserie chicken at Swedish Hill (open for dine-in and curbside), a combination cafe, bakery and deli that offers an all-day menu.