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    Mar 15, 2019

    14 Other Fun Things To Do In Austin While You're In Town For SXSW

    No conference pass required.

    1. Devour the breakfast tacos from Veracruz All Natural.


    Tortilla chips for breakfast? Yes please.

    2. Try a moon milk latte from Summer Moon Coffee.


    Made with wood-fired coffee beans and homemade moon milk (a sweet creamy milk), this is arguably the fanciest coffee going 'round.

    3. Hit up Micklethwait Craft Meats for some delicious barbecue and free (!!) beer.


    I repeat: free beer.

    4. Treat yourself to a boozy ice cream flight from Prohibition Creamery.


    Juuuuust enough booze to make you feel a little buzzed.

    5. Dip your toes in Barton Springs.

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    The actual pool area is closed for cleaning until March 15, but you can still splash around downstream.

    6. Then take a walk down to Lou Neff Point for an excellent view of the Austin skyline.

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    And keep your eyes peeled for resident guitarist, Woode Wood.

    7. Fill up on the Don Juan El Taco Grande — a giant breakfast taco — from Juan In A Million.


    Yes, the Tex-Mex here is great. But can we please also take a minute to appreciate the name "Juan In A Million"?

    8. Eat some coma-inducing Southern food from Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill.

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    Hot tip: Order the fried green tomatoes. You won't regret it.

    9. Take a ride around the city in a pedicab.

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    Just be sure to hold on tight.

    10. Attempt to finish one of the massive doughnuts from Gourdoughs.


    The Granny's Pie doughnut topped with caramel, pecans, chopped banana, and Graham crackers is an absolute winner.

    11. Chill out in the garden at Gueros and listen to some live music.

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    Grab a seat in the courtyard and load up on the FREE salsa bar. It's dog-friendly too, so there are cute pups everywhere.

    12. Pose for a touristy-but-cute photo in front of the graffitied wall near Jo's Coffee.

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    C'mon, you know you want to.

    13. Sample some unusual ice cream flavors at Lick Honest Ice Creams.

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    I'm talking flavors like goat cheese, thyme, and honey, or roasted beets and fresh mint.

    14. Dig into a plant-based burger from Arlo's.

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    Perfect for vegans, or anyone who needs a meat detox after eating too much barbecue.

    For more ideas, check out 35 Things Everyone Should Do In Austin, Texas, Before They Die.

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