Daily Do: Things to do in Austin on a Couples trip

What to do on a couples trip to Austin

There are so many fun things to do in Austin especially on a couple’s trip.

We have provided you with a one stop shop for everything you need to find all the best things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip. Cool restaurants, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boards, swimming, bars, music venues and of course, an abundance of places to get the perfect Selfie . 

Celebrate your relationship with our guide to the best things to do on a Couple’s trip to Austin. We have included our short list, which helps you to wade through the vast number of options by providing three choices under each category based on the type of place or activity and time of day. You will find a short list for Her, so she can get some alone time as well as for him, in addition to our Together short list.

Customize your itinerary with our Morning, Day and Night List and Date Ideas list.

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Couple's Trip Itinerary

Use this as a starting point for planning what to do on a couples trip to Austin

Easy planning for Things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip with our Thursday-Sunday itinerary. Planning your Couple’s trip doesn’t need to be stressful. Focus on having a good time and less time worrying about missing out or what to do next? Just follow our easy Couple’s Trip Itinerary for the best things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip as we have built out a plan for enjoying all of the restaurants, bars, music venues, outdoor activities, art, day trips and more.


Thursday:(on Third Thursdays visit Blanton art museum on UT Campus-http://blantonmuseum.org/
Option 1:
Sunset at either Mt. Bonnell or Pennybacker Bridge Overlook
Dinner and Drinks afterward at Beerplant
Head to the East Side for some two step action at White Horse
Option 2:
Happy Hour at P6 overlooking the Congress Bridge and Lady Bird Lake
Dinner at Lucky Robot (other options include Perlas, Aba (must get reservation far in advance) or Cafe No Se on S Congress)
Music and Dancing at either Continental Club (more concert vibe) or C Boys (Two stepping and dance floor)


Friday: (First Fridays at Canopy-see East Austin Short List for before and after ideas)
  1. First, West Austin adventures
  1. Start with Brunch at Better Half
  1. After,take the Shoal Creek Greenway up to explore the Peace Park District (http://peasepark.org/)
Option A:


Head back towards downtown and check out Waterloo Records, Book People and other shops around 2nd Street downtown
Option B:
Check out Bell and Bird for heirloom jewelry and before or after pamper yourselves with Spa Treatment at Viva Day Spa 35th Street
  1. Lunch/afternoon snack at Spread and Co or Foodheads (both quaint cafe experiences)
  1. Head back towards downtown for drinks on the back patio of the Four Seasons
Happy Hour:
  1. Lichas or Ah Sing Den on E 6th
  1. Dinner at Buenos Aires, Suerte or Il Brutto
  2. After dinner drinks at Whistlers (there is mezcal bar upstairs) surrounding bars include High Noon, The Liberty, Shangri La and Ah Sing Den to name a few


  1. Breakfast at Juan in a Million or breakfast tacos at Veracruz on Webberville
  2.  Option A. Day Trip
               Options for Day trips:
                Comfort, Texas, Fredericksburg, Dripping Springs or San Marcos                  (Hill Country short list for more info)
           Option B. Staying in Austin:
                 a. See the city from the water by renting a paddle board or                            kayak
                b. Get some time in the sun at either Barton Springs or Deep                           Eddy Pool

  1. Afternoon burgers at Pool Burger (http://www.poolburger.com/)
  1. Wind down the rest of the afternoon/early evening at Zilker Park
  1. Dinner at Odd Duck, Uchiko or Loro’s on S Lamar
  1. Take it easy with a movie at Alamo Drafthouse or do a little bar hopping with Gibson Street and Black Sheep


        A. Brunch options: Launderette, June’s All Day or Sawyer and Co (see full brunch list here)
        B  Afternoon activities: Pickleball at Pan Am Park (open play) or Bouldin Acres (by reservation)
  1. Go on a walk on the Butler Trail or a hike at the Greenbelt
  2. For sports, a variety of options in the West 6th entertainment area
  3. Final dinner Red Ash downtown

Short List-for her

The Short List for her for planning what to do on your couples trip to Austin

The Short List of Things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip for the ladies. When planning your couple’s trip, don’t forget to allocate time for some alone time. See Our for her short list of things to do in Austin. This section includes options for the women in our lives.These are things she will like so you can make sure everyone has a say in building your itinerary for your trip to Austin.
  1. Love Cycling http://www.lovecyclingstudio.com/
  2. Sanctuary Yoga (available for private events)  http://sanctuaryyogaaustin.com/  
  3. Viva Day Spa http://www.vivadayspa.com/
  1. Esther’s Follies http://www.esthersfollies.com/
  2. Peter Pan Mini Golf http://peterpanminigolf.com/
  3. C Boys http://www.cboys.com/
  1. Barberella’s http://www.instagram.com/barbarella_atx/?hl=en
  2. Bungalow http://www.bungalowaustin.com/
  3. Coconut Club http://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Dance—Night-Club/Coconut-Club-111166463702990/

Short List-for him

The Short list for him for planning what to do on your couples trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip for the gentlemen. When planning your couple’s trip, don’t forget to allocate time for some alone time. Our for him short list provides options for the men in our lives. When planning your couple’s trip, this list includes options that he will like so you can make sure everyone has a say in building your itinerary for your trip to Austin.
The Basics
  1. DaI Due http://www.daidue.com/
  2. South Austin Lamar Wine and Spirits http://southlamarwineandspirits.com/ 
  3. East 1st Grocery http://east-1st-grocery.business.site/
  1. Central Machine Works http://www.cmwbrewery.com/
  2. The Long Play-Texas Playboys  http://texasplayboysbaseball.com/
  3. Bouldin Acres Pickleball  http://www.bouldinacres.com/pickleball/
  1. Waterloo Records http://waterloorecords.com/
  2. Stag Provisions http://stagprovisions.com/
  3. The Austin Shaker http://www.theaustinshaker.com/

Short List-Together

The Short list together guide for planning what to do on your couples trip to Austin

Things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip for some quality time as a couple. When determining what things to do in Austin on a  Couple’s trip, remember it’s Always better when we’re together (Thank you Jack Johnson). Whether laying side by side for a couple’s massage or sharing a kayak, these activities will bring the two of you closer together. Plan your couple’s trip with our easy Short List option so you know you will pick options that will keep both of you happy and fulfilled for your Trip to Austin.

Morning, Day and Night

The Morning, Day and Night guide to planning what to do on your couples trip to Austin

Our Morning, Day ad Night guide for things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip. Customize your itinerary by determining the best things to do Austin on a couple’s trip using Our Morning, Day and Night section. This is a quick and easy way to build an itinerary for your Couple’s Trip. When planning your couple’s trip, plan ahead and get reservations for Dinner. Last but not least, enjoy the abundance of bars, restaurants, entertainment options, outdoor activities, barbeque, art and more.


Main activity areas: East 6th St, E Cesar Chavez St, Chicon, E 12th St, E 7th St, MLK, Manor Rd, Airport and Webberville




E Cesar Chavez
Granny’s Tacos http://grannystacosatx.square.site/ 
Veracruz Tacos http://veracruzallnatural.com/

E 6th St

Lazarus http://www.lazarusbrewing.com/


Holly Neighborhood
Greater Goods http://greatergoodsroasting.com/
Figure 8 Coffee http://www.figure8coffeepurveyors.com/
E 5th St
Brew and Brew  http://www.thebrewandbrew.com/
E Cesar Chavez
Sawyer and Co http://www.sawyerand.co/ 
Paper Boy http://www.paperboyaustin.com/ 
Holly Neighborhood-Holly St
Launderette http://launderetteaustin.com/




E Cesar Chavez
De Nada http://denadacantina.com/
E 12th St
Nixta http://www.nixtataqueria.com/
Sour Duck http://www.sourduckmarket.com/

Happy Hour

E 6th St
Lichas http://www.lichascantina.com/
E 7th St
Kinda Tropical http://kindatropical.com/
Manor Rd
Salty Sow  http://saltysow.com/




E Cesar Chavez
Intero http://www.interorestaurant.com/
E 6th St
Buenos Aires http://www.buenosairescafe.com/
E 6th St
Fukumoto  http://www.fukumotoaustin.com/




E 6th St
Whistlers http://whislersatx.com/
The Wheel http://thewheelaustin.com/
E 6th St
Ah Sing Den http://ahsingden.com/

Dive Bars

E 6th St
The Liberty http://www.facebook.com/thelibertyaustin/
Nickel City http://www.nickelcitybar.com/
E 6th St
White Horse  http://www.thewhitehorseaustin.com/

Food Trucks

E Cesar Chavez St
Las Trancas http://www.facebook.com/Las-Trancas-Taco-Stand-307145385983596/
Fil N Viet  http://www.filnviet.com/
E 6th St
East Side Kings http://eastsideking.com/






Littlefield’s (Veracruz) http://www.littlefieldsatx.com/

Taco Shack http://tacoshack.com/



Mozart’s http://mozartscoffee.com/
Walton’s Fancy and Staples http://www.waltonsfancyandstaple.com/

Tiny’s Milk and Cookies http://tinysmilkandcookies.com/

Better Half  http://www.betterhalfbar.com/
Lin’s Asian Bar and Dim Sum http://www.linasianbar.com/
Wu Chow http://wuchowaustin.com/




True Food http://www.truefoodkitchen.com/locations/austin/
Pool Burger http://www.poolburger.com/ 

Otherside Deli  http://www.othersidedeliatx.com/


Happy Hour

Clark’s Oyster Bar http://clarksaustin.com/
Bar Peached http://barpeached.com/ 
Nightcap  http://www.nightcapaustin.com/





Uchiko  http://uchikoaustin.com/

Beer Plant http://thebeerplant.com/

Jeffrey’s http://jeffreysofaustin.com/

Codependent http://www.codependentatx.com/
Irene’s http://irenesaustin.com/
Josephine House http://josephineofaustin.com/
Dive Bars
Deep Eddy Cabaret http://deepeddycabaret.com/
Dirty Bill’s http://www.dirtybillsaustin.com/
Mean Eyed Cat http://themeaneyedcat.com/
Food Trucks

Pepe’s Tacos  http://www.pepestacostx.com/

Via 313 at Star Bar http://www.via313.com/

Little House Kitchen 








Tyson’s Tacos http://www.tysonstacos.com/

Cafe Hornitos http://www.facebook.com/CafeHornitos/

Taco Joint http://austintacojoint.com/



Merit Coffee http://meritcoffee.com/pages/austin
Cherrywood Coffee House http://cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com/

Quack’s Bakery  http://quacksbakery160953351.wpcomstaging.com/

Original Kerbey Lane on Kerbey Lane http://kerbeylanecafe.com/locations/central
Oakmont Food Company http://oakmontfood.com/
Foodheads http://www.foodheads.com/





Julio’s Cafe http://juliosaustin.com/

New World Deli http://neworldeli.com/

Cabo Bob’s http://cabobobs.com/


Happy Hour


Crown and Anchor Pub http://crownandanchorpub.com/





Mongers http://www.mongersaustin.com/
Little Nicky’s http://unclenickys.com/
Hopfield’s  http://hopfieldsaustin.com/
Honey Moon Spirit Lounge http://honeymoonspiritlounge.com/menus
Dive Bars

Back Lot http://www.backlotatx.com/

Hole in the Wall http://www.holeinthewallaustin.com/

The Grand http://thegrandatx.com/

Food Trucks
Plow Burger
Biscuits and Groovy







Tacos Yo Soy http://zmenu.com/tacos-yo-soy-austin-online-menu/
Brazos Taco House http://www.brazastacohouseaustin.com/
La Cocina de Consuelo -breakfast burritos http://consueloskitchen.com/




Epoch Coffee http://epochcoffee.com/
Barrett’s Coffee http://www.barrettscoffee.com/
Nervous Charlie’s Bagels http://www.nervouscharlies.com/
Dim sum counter at 99 Ranch Market http://www.99ranch.com/
Citizen eatery-vegan/vegetarian http://www.citizeneatery.com/
The Original Pancake House http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/




IchiUmi (Haru Sushi) http://ichiumisushitx.com/

Little Deli and Pizzeria http://littledeliandpizza.com/

Dia’s Market http://diasmarket.com/


Happy Hour

The Aristocrat Lounge http://www.facebook.com/AristocratLoungeATX/
Workhorse Bar http://www.workhorsebar.com/
The Little Darlin http://www.thelittledarlin.com/





Jan Chi Korean Cuisine and BBQ http://www.janchiatx.com/
Foreign and Domestic http://fndaustin.com/
Fonda San Miguel http://www.fondasanmiguel.com/




The Tigress Pub http://www.thetigresspub.com/
Night Owl http://www.facebook.com/nightowlatx/
Drinkwell http://www.drinkwellaustin.com/

Dive Bars

Lala’s Little Nugget http://www.lalasaustintexas.com/
The Long Play http://www.thelongplaylounge.com/
Barfly’s http://www.barflysaustin.com/

Food Trucks

Paprika ATX http://paprikaatx.com/
T Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs http://www.tlocs.com/
Wat Zab Thai  http://wat-zab-thai-food.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral






Bummer Burrito http://www.bummerburrito.com/

Taco Baby http://www.tacobabyaustin.com/



Royal Blue http://www.royalbluegrocery.com/rainey-street

Little Lucy’s http://littlelucys.com/

Banger’s  http://www.bangersaustin.com/
Caroline Restaurant http://www.carolinerestaurant.com/caroline
Phoebe’s Downtown http://www.phoebesdiner.com/





Salvation Pizza http://www.salvationpizzaatx.com/

Gobble Gobble http://gobblegobbleatx.com/


Happy Hour


Lucille http://lucilleaustin.com/index.html

Anthem  http://eatdrinkanthem.com/





Emmer and Rye http://emmerandrye.com/
Geraldine’s http://www.geraldinesaustin.com/
Augustine http://augustineaustin.com/

Tipsy Alchemist http://www.thetipsyalchemist.com/

The Drafting Room  http://www.facebook.com/TheLestelleHouse/

Dive Bars (not really dive bars on Rainey, just bars)


Icenhauers http://www.icenhauers.com/
Parlor Room http://parlorroomatx.com/

Idlehands  http://www.idlehandsaustin.com/

Food Trucks


Spicy Boys http://www.spicyboyschicken.com/locations


Saperlipopette! http://www.saperlipopette-atx.com/


Monks Momo http://www.facebook.com/monksmomoatx/

Date Ideas

The Dating guide for planning what to do on your couples trip to Austin

Any list of things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip would be incomplete without a full summary of the best date ideas. Looking for things to do in Austin on a couple’s trip to heat up your romance? We have you covered with restaurants, bars, outdoor activities, dance lessons, cooking classes, spas, bars and more that allow a little one on one time that will be sure to bring a sparkle to both of your eye’s. 

Grocery/Butcher/Specialty Items


Antonelli’s http://www.antonellischeese.com/
Casero’s http://caseroaustin.com/
Spread and Co http://www.spreadandco.com/
Tiny Grocer http://tinygrocer.com/
Asahi Imports  http://asahiimports.com/
Salt and Time  http://www.saltandtime.com/
Dai Due  http://www.daidue.com/




Mour Cafe  http://mourcafe.com/


Brew and Brew http://www.thebrewandbrew.com/


Lolo Wine http://www.lolo.wine/


Monarch Liquor  http://www.monarchliquor.com/


Austin Shaker http://www.theaustinshaker.com/


J and J Spirits http://jandjspirits.com/




Underwear http://www.shop-underwear.com/
Book People http://www.bookpeople.com/

Games and Recreation


Go karts at COTA  http://circuitoftheamericas.com/karting


Smash ATX
Pinballz Arcade
Highland Lanes
Butler’s Pitch and Putt
Peter Pan’s Mini Golf:
Texas Playboys Sandlot Baseball:
Bouldin Acres Pickleball

Comedy/Live Music/Shows

Zack Theatre  http://zachtheatre.org/


Vortex Theater http://vortexrep.org/


Fallout Theater  http://falloutcomedy.com/


Mohawk’s http://mohawkaustin.com/


Empire Control Room  http://empireatx.com/


Scoot Inn http://scootinnaustin.com/


Vulcan Gas Company http://www.vulcanatx.com/


The Creek and the Cave  http://www.creekandcave.com/


Esther’s Follies http://www.esthersfollies.com/


Water Activities


Fly Fishing


Living Waters Round Rock http://livingwatersflyfishing.com/


Boat Rental

Capitol Cruises Boat rental http://www.capitalcruises.com/boat-rentals-on-lady-bird-lake/duffy-rentals/


Lake Travis Party Barge http://viplaketravis.com/party-barges/
Float On-Lake Austin and Lake Travis http://rentalboataustin.com/
VIP Marina Lake Travis http://viplaketravis.com/
Boat and Jet Ski Rentals http://epiclakerentals.com/


Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals

Paddle Shack http://www.austinpaddle.com/
The Expedition School http://www.expeditionschool.com/
LIve Love Paddle http://www.livelovepaddle.com/
The Rowing Dock http://www.rowingdock.com/



Swimming holes http://www.austintexas.org/austin-insider-blog/post/the-locals-guide-to-swimming-holes-in-austin/


Deep Eddy Pool http://www.austintexas.org/listings/deep-eddy-pool/4087/


Barton Springs http://www.austintexas.org/listings/barton-springs-pool/4687/




San Marcos http://www.visitsanmarcos.com/blog/post/the-5-best-ways-to-get-on-the-water-in-san-marcos/


Texas State Tubes-San Marcos http://texasstatetubes.com/


Don’s Fish Camp-Martindale, TX http://donsfishcamp.com/


ATXcursions http://atxcursions.com/


Austin Tubing Trips http://austintubingtrips.com/








Esquina Tango http://www.esquinatango.org/
White Horse http://www.thewhitehorseaustin.com/


Dancin Austin http://www.dancinaustin.com/


Boudoir Photography


Elizabeth Adams Boudoir


Inspire Boudoir Austin


Photoshoot Locations


Sekrit Theater http://www.sekrittheater.com/


Laguna Gloria http://thecontemporaryaustin.org/lagunagloria/


Private Yoga

YTX http://ytxaustin.com/private-sessions


Wild Heart Austin  http://www.wildheartyogaaustin.com/


Sanctuary http://calendly.com/sanctuary-event-space/teacher-rental?month=2022-02


Cocktail Class


Roosevelt Room http://www.therooseveltroomatx.com/cocktailclasses




Antonellis http://www.antonellischeese.com/collections/


Greater Good: cheese-classeshttp://greatergoodsroasting.com/collections/learning



Something Cool Studios-Mosaic Class http://www.somethingcoolstudios.com/workshops
The Contemporary Austin


Cooking classes

Thai Fresh http://www.thai-fresh.com/cookingclass
Faraday Kitchen Store http://faradayskitchenstore.com/pages/cooking-classes-in-austin
The Naked Bite http://thenakedbite.com/austin/


Confituras http://confituras.net/workshops-events/


Tours, Guided Events

Capitol Cruises    http://www.capitalcruises.com/bat-watching/
Austin Eats Food Tour
Austin Detour
Austin Art Walk Tour
Mural/Selfie tour:  http://austin365stag.wpengine.com/murals_in_austin
Austin Wine Tour
The Expedition School





Canopy-First Fridays

Sculpture Garden

Laguna Gloria


Blanton Art Museum-Free Thursdays




Big Medium  http://www.bigmedium.org/
The Contemporary http://thecontemporaryaustin.org/
Something Cool Studios http://www.somethingcoolstudios.com/




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