What's New

Updates to the guide content, link fixes

App Description

AUSTIN’S BEST is the ideal travel guide to one of the US’s most liveable cities. Written by a pro author it explores key NEIGHBOURHOODS; details INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES; suggests ITINERARIES, and has many tips of where to EAT, DRINK and hear LIVE MUSIC. All content (120+ points of interest and 150+ pics) is original & independent; no recommendations are ads!

AUSTIN’S BEST starts with essential TRIP PLANNING information with accommodation suggestions and a guide to all those FESTIVAlS & EVENTS that help make it the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World”.

A handcrafted ITINERARIES section then offers first-timers a good way to start exploring, as well as providing a few ideas for a day trip through TEXAS HILL COUNTRY, should you feel like heading out of the city.

Or – if you’re keen on exploring local ART, finding out about city HISTORY, doing activities OUTDOORS, or just want to find all the best attractions for KIDS & FAMILIES – you might just dive straight into these themed topics in the SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES section.

Finally the app details many good places to EAT, DRINK, SHOP and see LIVE MUSIC to ensure that perfect urban getaway.

APP FEATURE: TRIP PLANNING
Key before-you-go information, including:
• Accommodation
• Costs
• Seasons, Festivals & Events
• Transport

APP FEATURE: NEIGHBORHOODS
The lowdown on city neighborhoods:
• Central Austin
• East Austin
• Hyde Park & Burnet Road
• Outside the Centre
• South Austin
• University of Texas & Around
• Zilker Park

APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES & WALKS
Easy-to-follow tours:
• Austin-In-A-Day
• Texas Hill Country In-A-Day

APP FEATURE: SIGHTS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS
Backgrounders and practical advice on:
• Art
• History
• Kids & Families
• Outdoors

APP FEATURE: LISTINGS
Recommendations of where to eat, drink, shop and more:
• Bars & Clubs
• Live Music
• Restaurants
• Shops & Shopping
• Theatres, Cinemas & Venues

APP FEATURES: TECHNICAL
• One-click website LINKS.
• One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
• NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
• LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
• Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
• Save and share FAVORITES.
• Easily CONTACT the author.

CREDITS
• AUTHOR: Amy K. Brown is a writer, photographer, and educator who loves living in Texas. She is the author of Austin, San Antonio & The Hill Country and Backroads & Byways of Texas, published by The Countryman Press and available through Amazon.
• ICON: Photo: Nan Palmero; Artwork by Bradford Maxfield (estudiobradlio.com)

REVIEWS AND RATINGS
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • February 09, 2019 Initial release
  • October 27, 2020 New version 1.1
  • October 27, 2020 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99