Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Austin city guide. Here you'll find the best of Austin. WTR's Austin map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Austin - including The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art and the Zilker Botanical Garden.
You'll also fiind the best dining in Austin guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Austin includes The Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill and for your Austin business breakfast check out the East Side Tavern. Since it's Texas you should try the Cue at La Barbecue.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Austin
Getting around in Austin
Public Transportation in Austin
Our Tony Transit says the best site for public transportation information is (https://www.capmetro.org/
Taxis in Austin
There are 3 cab companies in Austin. American Yellow Checker Cab Co (512)452-9999, Austin Cab (512)478-2222 and Roy’s Taxi (512)482-0000.
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) – Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Lagniappe for Austin
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. Such as: The Bullock Texas State History Museum
Now through January 2, 2019 see Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic
Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconnic's paintings highlight the strength, beauty, and grace of the Comanche past and present. The paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots, but they are not romanticized or stagnant expressions of a bygone era. Rather, Tippeconnic's art is full of movement, color, and life — a bold statement that Comanche culture is vibrantly alive in the modern world.
People Watching in Austin
WTR's Francois Flaneur likes SoCo and the Downtown areas in Austin for the best "PW".
Beverages in Austin
WTR's Winnie Winesnob's picks for the best local wine bar sipping and meeting in Austin.
Vino Vino – M-F: from 3, Sa,Su: from 5:30, 4119 Guadalupe St., (512) 465-9282. Great wine list plus cheese plates, snacks and a full menu.
Cru Wine Bar – M-F: from 4, Sa,Su: from 2, 238 W. Second St, 512-472-9463. California cuisine and 39 wines by the glass.
House Wine – Daily from 3, 408 Josephine St., 512-322-5210. Small plates and $5 glasses.
Dining in Austin
WTR's Carlota Cusine choice for the best place for dinner is Uchiko - D: Nightly, 4200 North Lamer, 512-916-4808.
The sushi if sashimi is a good way to start - the boquerones (spanish white anchovy) or the cured Norwegian mackerel are favs. For your main the Atlantic salmon with kale and Asian pear or the big eye tuna are popular.
Dessert is the sweet corn polenta custard and your wine is the '14 Sokol-Blosser Estate Rose.
Carlota's best place for lunch is:
La Barbecue – L: W-Su: 11 AM till they run out, 2027 E Caesar Chavez Dr, 512-605-9696
Your choices are brisket, pulled pork, turkey, chopped beef and sausage sandwiches. Sides include potato salad, slaw and pinto beans.
Dessert is bourbon banana or key lime pie.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Austin
Shauna Showtime says the best entertainment in Austin is the Warehouse, SoCo or 6th St. district.
Shopping in Austin
Our Shari Shopper looks for the best one of a kind Austin shopping along the Second Street District, also South Congress and South Lamar.
Convention center in Austin
Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, 512.404.4500
Business Information for Austin
Here is help in regard to your Austin business: (http://www.austinchamber.com/index.php)
Recognition for Austin
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.