things to do
We have so many things planned for ComNet19, but the experience doesn’t just stop with the conference! Check out all that Austin has to offer during your time at ComNet19. Our wonderful Host Committee has compiled a list of all of their favorite places! Click here to see a live Google Map of their favorite hangouts.
Here are some of the highlights
Why it's great? Climb the steps overlooking Lake Austin to one of the best, most sweeping view of Austin from downtown to the iconic 360 bridge & beyond.
Why it's great? Bats continuing coming out through early fall, so we may still get a bat show from the Statesman Bat Observation Center just before dusk.
Why it's great? The largest state capitol building in the US. Beautiful grounds, pink marble, beautifully restored. Before 9/11 the dome was open 24/7 and it was a great place to hang out after bars close.
Why it’s great? Virginia Woolf's manuscripts will be on display in addition to their standard manuscripts, Gutenberg Bible, Shakespearean First Folo, etc.
Why it’s great? Wonderful small downtown museum devoted to Hispanic/Latino art.
Why it’s great? Outdoor sculpture garden on grounds of historic home with lovely garden paths and lake view.
Drinks + Food:
Why it's great? Great outdoor seating, if the indoor bar is too crowded, with an indulgent brunch menu and great coffee.
Why it's great? Historic dive bar with emerging jazz artists!
Why it's great? Beautiful hotel off South Congress with a fun outdoor patio for drinks.
Why it's great? BBQ & homemade tortillas (Note: It's a about a 20 min drive from downtown).
Why it's great? Unique out door Indian food eatery near the convention center in Rainey District.
Why it's great? The legendary line at Franklin's is key to the experience and the BBQ is worth the wait!
Why it's great? If you don't have the patience to wait in the Franklin line, this is another great BBQ spot!
Why it's great? Hippy juice bar with great veggie take-out options.