‘How To Do Austin’: Everything You Need To Know About ATX In Less Than Three Minutes

Are you coming to Austin for a visit soon? Not quite sure where to go or what to do while you’re here? Well, we have just the thing for you.

Local YouTuber Malia “AuParis” has a three-minute guide featuring some of the most popular treats, eats, and seats in town. This Austin tutorial is aimed squarely at travelers, but anyone who is new to town can benefit from her sage-like wisdom. Even long-time natives who don’t know what the heck is going on!

Malia calls this video “How to do Austin,” and she’s right on all counts.

How To Do Austin Right, In 3 Minutes

This is one smart lady. #SoAustin

Posted by That's #SoAustin on Thursday, January 28, 2016

To save you a few minutes, we went ahead and compiled links to all of the various businesses and activities that Malia recommended in her video:

Transportation: Airport FlyerCars2Go

Lodging: Hotel San Jose, Austin Motel

Food: Torchy’s Tacos, Franklin BBQ, Guero’s Taco BarFood Trailers, Amy’s Ice Creams

Drinks & Music: Austin BeerworksThe White Horse, Mohawk

Parks: Butler Park, Zilker ParkHOPE Outdoor Gallery (aka. “The Foundation”)

Fun: Rowing DockBarton Springs Pool, Roller Derby, Chicken Shit Bingo, Alamo DrafthouseKite Festival

This list just barely scratches the surface of all of the epicness that Austin has to offer, but it does make a strong point. If your time in ATX doesn’t include drinkin’, live music listenin’, and some serious taco nommin’, then you’re not experiencing Austin at its best. Now that you’ve been given the rundown about places to stay and things to do in Texas’ quirky capital city, how are you planning to paint the town? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!


You can connect with Malia via YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook. Featured photo: Wikipedia user LoneStarMike, via Wikimedia Commons.