Austin is always buzzing these days, but during SXSW it becomes a different kind of beast. Metal clubs become comedy venues, favorite movie theaters are full of badgeholders and celebrities, and it takes a temporary village of tents and forts to pull off all the parties, demos, and events around downtown.
That’s all well and good, but at some point you’re probably going to want to check out some of the great places Austin has to offer year-round. To that end, we designed this guide map of places you’ll really want to visit while you’re here. Most are free and festival-adjacent (though a few are an easy walk from downtown), and none of them requires SXSW credentials of any kind to enjoy.
Have a ball, y’all.
Map points are ordered west to east.Read More