5 Awesome Austin Attractions to Check Out During SXSW

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  • Every year, SXSW brings the party to Austin and pulls in the skills of film studios, tech firms, and music greats into one location. Also known as South By, this conglomeration ensures that fans of any media can find something inspiring.

    With the next event quickly approaching in March of 2022, fans are trying to solidify their plans for what else to do while the festival is going on. These are five of the best Austin attractions for anyone to check out while they’re in town!

    Gabriela’s Downtown

    While in Austin, it’s a good idea to get to know Texas’s kitschy and fun cliche side. Gabriela’s Downtown offers patio seating with modern Mexican dishes, mezcal cocktails, and margaritas.

    Fans who stop here say they love the unique and delicious dishes and the calming, comfortable environment. Although some of the food can be a little pricey depending on your budget, they have options for everyone, and missing this restaurant isn’t an option you want to take!

    Domo Alley Gato

    If you’re a fan of Japanese food and iconography: this is the place to go! This bar and Japanese curry restaurant is a dog-friendly stop for anyone wanting a change of scenery.

    The gorgeous red and white decor, mixed with open seating and beautiful greenery, make Domo Alley Gato feel like you’ve stepped into a small restaurant in Japan. Tourists love this space, and locals have rated it 4.9 out of 5 stars, saying it’s very affordable.

    Austin Central Library

    A library may not sound like a cool place to hang out: but the Austin Central Library will change your mind. This fantastic building doubles as a place to stop and hang out with friends. The gorgeous architecture ensures plenty of places to sit and rest while bathed in light from the countless window walls.

    While here, you can read up a little on Texas history and get to know the state you’re visiting!

    Mount Bonnell

    Whether you’re heading out of SXSW, or you’re taking a break from checking out the awesome apartments in Austin, TX, you’ll want some peace to calm down from the day. Mount Bonnell, also known as Covert Park, is a gorgeous location along Lake Austin and the Colorado River.

    This area has been pulling in tourists since the 1850s for the beautiful views, calm atmosphere, and comfortable walking paths. When you need a break from the rush of vacation: head to Mount Bonnell.

    The Oasis on Lake Travis

    This cute waterside eatery offers some of the best food and snacks you can find. Overlooking scenic Lake Travis, this restaurant is known as a must-stop if you want to catch gorgeous sunsets in Austin. The food here ranges from nachos, salads, and margaritas, all offering deliciously unique flavors.

    Fans who stop in have rated this Tex-Mex location a solid 4.7 stars out of 5 stars and say it’s the best place to eat when you’re craving Texas classics.