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How to Spend 24 Hours in Austin, Texas

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Updated: 12 April 2017
Home to popular music festivals, the Texas State Capitol, and one of the largest universities in the country, Austin is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in Texas. As the Live Music Capital of the World, there is an endless supply of entertainment at all times in the city. Although there is a large list of potential things to see and do, here are the must-dos if you only have 24 hours in this amazing city.
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The most important meal of the day: 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Combining two Austin traditions—breakfast tacos and food trucks—Veracruz All Natural Food Truck is a great place to start out your day. It’s located at Radio Coffee and Beer, so you can grab your caffeine for a long day of fun while you’re here.

Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 394 7844

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Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Nestled between Zilker Metropolitan Park and downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake is the go-to place for recreational water activities. Head over to one of the many kayak rental businesses located along the reservoir and spend the morning cruising down the water and taking in beautiful views of downtown Austin’s skyline. Make sure to keep an eye out for the University of Texas women’s rowing team who practices here year-round!

Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX, USA

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