West Austin and Zilker Park

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Zilker Park is Austin's backyard and playground— people go swimming, jogging, and just hang out with a barbecue platter and a beer. West Austin generally refers to the area just west of Lamar Boulevard (not to be confused with West Lake, the area west of Lake Austin). It's a laidback, pleasant neighborhood with great outdoor activities, some of Austin’s largest music festivals, and great local eateries.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

This pleasant space at the south end of Zilker Park houses 53 of Charles Umlauf's sculptures in the house where…

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The Contemporary Austin–Laguna Gloria

Set on a lush Lake Austin peninsula, this 1915 Mediterranean-style villa was once home to Clara Driscoll Sevier, who led…

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Zilker Botanical Gardens

Across from Zilker Park, this botanical garden has more than 26 acres of horticultural delights, including butterfly trails and Xeriscape…

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