The Coolest College Town

Ranked number one on the list of best places to live in Texas, there’s no doubt in one's mind that Austin, Texas makes for an adventure packed city. Every year, hundreds of students eagerly pack their bags and move their lives into one of the uniquest college towns in the country. Filled with many activities and hip chill out spots, here’s why Austin is a college town like no other.

We asked the TXADPR team to come up with their Top 5 things to do in Austin. Here’s what we’ve come up with!

Zilker Park

Zilker Park:
Known as Austin’s most loved parks and home to the famous Austin City Limits, Zilker Park is part of what makes Austin so unique. Over 350 acres, Zilker is home to other fun attractions such as Zilker Botanical Gardens, the Austin Nature and Science Center, and Barton Springs Pool. It’s a great place to feel like you’ve escaped the city, but only a 10 minute drive from campus!


The Greenbelt:
A go to place for outdoor enthusiasts, the Greenbelt is great for hiking, biking, swimming, climbing, or relaxing in a hammock. Located in South Austin, the Greenbelt is about a 15 minute drive from campus and is a great place to spend your weekend, especially when the weather is beautiful.

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits:
Austin City Limits, or ACL is a 3 day music festival that takes place annually, the first two weekends of October. Founded in 2002, ACL brings in artists and fans from around the world for a weekend of music that takes place at Austin’s very own Zilker Park. It’s a great way to experience the music scene in Austin and always a must see for UT students.

Home Slice Pizza

Home Slice Pizza
Home Slice Pizza is an independent neighborhood pizza joint that serves authentic New York style pizza to Austin. With two locations in the city, Home Slice is the perfect place to share some pizza with friends or take it to go to Zilker park!

SXSW 2021

South by South West is a conference and festival that brings together technology, film, interactive media and music festivals to the city of Austin. South by is the perfect event to go to because there is something for everyone to do!

Other Favorites:
Paddle Boarding
Lady Bird Lake Trail 
The Capital
Texas Longhorn Game Days
Pease Park
Mount Bonnell
South Congress
The Salt Lick
ACL Live
Lucky Lab
Break Club ATX Bike Community
Austin Central


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Austin Cochran
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