Gary Clark performing
Gary Clark Jr. Performing at Antone's

Things to do in Austin: Before and After Meetings

Why meeting attendees will want to extend their trip to Austin

Whether traveling solo or with family in tow, meeting attendees will find plenty of fun things to do in Austin when they visit for a corporate event or convention. Extending a business trip is easy with so many authentic restaurants, local attractions and exciting nightlife to fill an extra day or weekend. 
 
Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar
 

Restaurants: Where to Eat

Meeting attendees can kick the day off with an only-in-Austin morning: a breakfast taco and iced turbo from Jo’s or a diner-style breakfast at Magnolia Café—both in the South Congress entertainment district. Beyond breakfast, the options are even more bountiful. Chow down on incredible Texas barbecue at Lambert’s, savor Japanese dishes at Kemuri Tatsu-ya, sample globally inspired American dishes at Emmer & Rye or wow your taste buds with barbecue-meets-Asian flavors at Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar.
 
Allens' Boots
 

Attractions: Historical Sites, Museums & Family-Friendly Fun

There are so many things to see and do in Austin, no matter what ages are visiting. Snap a photo in front of the iconic “I love you so much” wall and jaunt down South Congress Avenue, dipping into treasure troves like Lucy in DisguiseTesorosAllens Boots and more. Get a peek into the past with a free tour of the Texas Capitol, stroll around the grounds, and then bike up to the LBJ Presidential Library for an immersive history lesson on one of the state’s most well-known public figures. For families with little ones in tow, Thinkery children’s museum offers hands-on and educational fun, while the Museum of the Weird is a fun stop for the wonderfully wacky.
 

Nightlife: Live Music, Craft Breweries & Wineries

When it comes to nightlife, visitors can take their pick from all kinds of options, especially when it comes to live music venues; try Elephant Room for some underground jazz, Antone’s for the blues, or The Continental Club or Saxon Pub for all the guitar licks a person can handle. Craft beer enthusiasts won’t want to miss checking out local breweries and brew pubs, such as Hops & Grain Brewing, where they can sample a lineup of brews and take a tour, or Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, offering house made sausages and more than 100 beers on tap. Plan a group winery tour at The Austin Winery or a wine tasting at The Infinite Monkey Theorem.
 
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
 

Outdoor Adventures

Spend some time discovering the Barton Creek Greenbelt, where joggers, hikers, climbers and swimmers all converge year-round. Take the family to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and spend an afternoon immersed in natural beauty and expert botanical guidance. For a physical challenge with a beautiful payoff, climb the limestone stairs to the top of Mount Bonnell and let the view take your breath away.
 
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