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

Thursday:(on Third Thursdays visit Blanton art museum on UT Campus-https://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

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 (https://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

Saturday

Saturday:
 
  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 (https://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

Sunday

Sunday: 
 
        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.

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 https://www.daidue.com/
  2. South Austin Lamar Wine and Spirits https://southlamarwineandspirits.com/ 
  3. East 1st Grocery https://east-1st-grocery.business.site/
Daytime
  1. Central Machine Works https://www.cmwbrewery.com/
  2. The Long Play-Texas Playboys  https://texasplayboysbaseball.com/
  3. Bouldin Acres Pickleball  https://www.bouldinacres.com/pickleball/

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.

East

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

Morning

 

Tacos

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

E 6th St

Lazarus https://www.lazarusbrewing.com/
 

Coffee

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

Day 

 

Lunch

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

Happy Hour

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

Night 

 

Dinner

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

Drinks

 

Cocktails

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

Dive Bars

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

Food Trucks

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

West

 

Morning

 

Tacos

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

Taco Shack https://tacoshack.com/

 

Coffee

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

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

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

Day 

 
 

Lunch

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

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

 

Happy Hour

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

Night 

 

Dinner

  

Uchiko  https://uchikoaustin.com/

Beer Plant http://thebeerplant.com/

Jeffrey’s https://jeffreysofaustin.com/

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

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

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

Little House Kitchen 

https://www.facebook.com/littlehouseat

Central

 

Morning

 

Tacos

 
 

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

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

Taco Joint https://austintacojoint.com/

 

Coffee

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

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

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

Day 

 

Lunch

 

Julio’s Cafe https://juliosaustin.com/

New World Deli https://neworldeli.com/

Cabo Bob’s https://cabobobs.com/

 
 

Happy Hour

 

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

 

Night 

 

Dinner

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

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

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

The Grand https://thegrandatx.com/

 
Food Trucks
 
Plow Burger
Biscuits and Groovy

Wayside

North

 

Morning

 

Tacos

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

 

Coffee

 

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

Day 

 

Lunch

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

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

Dia’s Market https://diasmarket.com/

 

Happy Hour

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

 

Night 

 

Dinner

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

Drinks

 

Cocktails

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

Dive Bars

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

Food Trucks

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

Rainey

 

Morning

 

Tacos

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

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

 

Coffee

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

Little Lucy’s https://littlelucys.com/

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

Day 

 

Lunch

 

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

Gobble Gobble https://gobblegobbleatx.com/

 

Happy Hour

 

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

Anthem  https://eatdrinkanthem.com/

 

Night 

 

Dinner

 
Emmer and Rye https://emmerandrye.com/
Geraldine’s https://www.geraldinesaustin.com/
 
Drinks
 
Cocktails
 
Augustine https://augustineaustin.com/

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

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

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

 

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

Idlehands  https://www.idlehandsaustin.com/

 
Food Trucks

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Games and Recreation

 

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

 

Smash ATX
https://www.smashatx.com/
 
Pinballz Arcade
https://www.pinballzarcade.com/
 
Highland Lanes
https://highlandlanes.com/
 
Butler’s Pitch and Putt
https://butlerpitchandputt.com/
 
Peter Pan’s Mini Golf:
https://peterpanminigolf.com/
 
Texas Playboys Sandlot Baseball:
https://texasplayboysbaseball.com/
 
Bouldin Acres Pickleball
https://www.bouldinacres.com/

Comedy/Live Music/Shows

 
Zack Theatre  https://zachtheatre.org/

 

Vortex Theater https://vortexrep.org/

 

Fallout Theater  https://falloutcomedy.com/

 

Mohawk’s https://mohawkaustin.com/

 

Empire Control Room  https://empireatx.com/

 

Scoot Inn https://scootinnaustin.com/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Experiences

 

Classes

 

Dance

 

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

 

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

 

Boudoir Photography

 

Elizabeth Adams Boudoir
https://www.elizabethadamsboudoir.com/

 

Inspire Boudoir Austin
https://www.inspireboudoiraustin.com/

 

Photoshoot Locations

 

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

 

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

 

Private Yoga

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cocktail Class

 

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

 

Cheese

 

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

Coffee

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

 

Art

 
Something Cool Studios-Mosaic Class https://www.somethingcoolstudios.com/workshops
 
The Contemporary Austin
https://thecontemporaryaustin.org/courses/

 

Cooking classes

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

 

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

 

Tours, Guided Events

 
Capitol Cruises    https://www.capitalcruises.com/bat-watching/
 
Austin Eats Food Tour
https://www.austineatsfoodtours.com
 
Austin Detour
https://austindetours.com/tours/real-austin-tour/
 
Austin Art Walk Tour
 https://atxartwalk.com/
 
Mural/Selfie tour:  http://austin365stag.wpengine.com/murals_in_austin
 
Austin Wine Tour
https://winetoursaustintx.com/
 
The Expedition School
https://www.expeditionschool.com/
 
ATXcursions
https://atxcursions.com/

 

Art/Museums

 

Event

 
Canopy-First Fridays
http://www.canopyaustin.com/
 

Sculpture Garden

 
Laguna Gloria
https://bit.ly/3HTXuoV
 

Museum

 
Blanton Art Museum-Free Thursdays
https://blantonmuseum.org/

 

Gallery

 

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

 

 

 

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