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-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: (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


  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


        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/
  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.


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 https://grannystacosatx.square.site/ 
Veracruz Tacos https://veracruzallnatural.com/

E 6th St

Lazarus https://www.lazarusbrewing.com/


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




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




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/




E 6th St
Whistlers https://whislersatx.com/
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/
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/
Fil N Viet  https://www.filnviet.com/
E 6th St
East Side Kings https://eastsideking.com/






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

Taco Shack https://tacoshack.com/



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

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

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




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/





Uchiko  https://uchikoaustin.com/

Beer Plant http://thebeerplant.com/

Jeffrey’s https://jeffreysofaustin.com/

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 








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

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

Taco Joint https://austintacojoint.com/



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

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

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





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/





Mongers https://www.mongersaustin.com/
Little Nicky’s https://unclenickys.com/
Hopfield’s  http://hopfieldsaustin.com/
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







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/




Epoch Coffee https://epochcoffee.com/
Barrett’s Coffee https://www.barrettscoffee.com/
Nervous Charlie’s Bagels https://www.nervouscharlies.com/
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/




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/





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




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






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

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



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

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

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





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

Gobble Gobble https://gobblegobbleatx.com/


Happy Hour


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

Anthem  https://eatdrinkanthem.com/





Emmer and Rye https://emmerandrye.com/
Geraldine’s https://www.geraldinesaustin.com/
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
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  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/








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


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


Boudoir Photography


Elizabeth Adams Boudoir


Inspire Boudoir Austin


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




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


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



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


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




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