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Your Austin Recommendations Guide

Welcome to Austin!

Eat, drink, swim, hike your way through Austin, TX.
Howdy! 🤠

My name is Katy Turner, and I am a Customer Success Manager at Coda. I moved to Austin over 11 years ago, and have had a blast exploring the city. I love helping first time visitors get to know Austin, and to share recommendations with other Austinites. After drafting complex lists via email, I decided to make it easy to view options, keep track of reservations, and peek at the weather forecast.

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Understanding Austin’s geography:
There are some well loved and well defined neighborhoods in Austin, but you’ll find that areas are generally described in reference to downtown.
the area between the two major highways (Mopac and I35), north of the river and south of University of Texas.
East Austin:
generally referenced as the area north of the river and east of I35.
North Austin:
the area north of downtown, between Mopac and I35.
South Austin:
the area south of the river/downtown.
West Austin
: the area west of Mopac.
West Austin:
I used this term liberally, as I reference several locations not technically in Austin, but a 20-40 minute drive away. ( But, these places are definitely worth exploring!)


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