Insider’s Guide to Austin: Around Town

One of our main job duties as professional event coordinators is to know the ins and outs of our city. Austin is a truly unique place, full of wonder and eclectic goodness that’ll keep you entertained for days. Rather than doing the regular touristy stuff, let us take you through the 512 in true Austinite fashion. This is the RVE Insider’s Guide to Austin: Around Town.

Take advantage of the metro-rail.

If you’re headed downtown for dinner or drinks, simply jump on the rail. It’s inexpensive, well kept, and stops right on 4th Street between Neches and Trinity. Just be sure to catch the last ride at midnight if you’re planning to stay out late.

Bring your pup paddle boarding.

If you love kayaking or paddle boarding, and your dog does too, bring it to the Rowing Dock. They have an all-day special on Tuesday where your second hour of rowing is free if your pup joins in on the fun.

Learn to two-step at the Broken Spoke.

The Broken Spoke gives line dancing lessons from 8:30-9:30pm Wednesdays through Saturdays for only $8. Better yet, though, the lessons are free the first hour it’s open!

BYOB at Butler Park Pitch and Putt.

Across from Peter Pan Mini Golf is a hidden 9-hole golf course called the Butler Park Pitch and Putt. It’s not your traditional golf course—it’s BYOB and you trek through the course with only a putter and one other club.

Listen to the Eklektikos in the early morning.

Want the combination of fabulous and weird entertainment? Listen to Eklektikos on 98.9 FM early in the morning Mondays through Thursdays. They’re sure to have you grinning from ear to ear. You can get a snapshot of their humor on their Twitter page.

Experience more than just music at SXSW.

Be sure to check out the film and interactive media sections of South By Southwest in addition to the music festival. They’re always fresh, innovative, and keep you wanting more.

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