The Salt Lick
Like every good Texan, you probably dream of pork ribs, brisket, and coleslaw—or you at least catch yourself drooling over them now and then. There’s no better place to scarf down a melt-in-your-mouth barbecue feast than in the Texas Hill Country and North Austin is no exception. County Line BBQ on the Lake and Round Rock’s Salt Lick are two of North Austin’s most popular barbecue haunts.
The Great Outdoors
One of the major perks of living on the outskirts of a huge metropolis is having more opportunities to enjoy nature. If you’re looking to spend a day outside, try exploring the Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt along N Capital of Texas Hwy or heading up to Lake Georgetown to enjoy the 28-mile San Gabriel River (Goldwater Loop) hike and bike trail through protected wilderness.
Never let it be said that North Austin doesn’t have amazing shopping opportunities. The Arboretum, the Domain, and Lakeline Mall house enough stores, food vendors, and fun activities to keep you busy for weeks!
Inner Space Cavern
If you’re out painting the town in North Austin, you might as well strap on a headlamp and explore Inner Space Cavern. See, once upon a time in 1963, highway crews were drilling holes to scout out the best location to build I-35. When a drill bit suddenly disappeared into what seemed like a bottomless void, the Texas Speleological Society (aka. cave people) did some exploring and now curious top-dwellers like you can explore 1.2 miles of Austin’s underground!