The architecture of Austin’s skyline is always captivating (and changing). While our view at Austin Paddle Shack is one of the best views in town, I’ve compiled a list of more unique spots where you can capture the picturesque view of concrete and steel that makes up downtown Austin.
Zilker Park: Day or night, bring your dog and sit atop the rock cliff face in the middle of this grassy oasis for a view that can’t be beaten.
UT Tower: Make reservations ahead of time as the tour schedule varies per season. Fall tours run Sat. & Sun beginning Sept. 1st. $6 per person.
Hope Outdoor Gallery: Watch your step as you climb to the top of this concrete jungle turned graffiti park. Visit soon, as this landmark won’t be here for much longer.
Mount Bonnell Covert Park: The perfect spot for a sunset picnic. Park at the bottom and be ready to climb a few stairs. At the top, you’ll find a view of the city, Lake Austin, and the 360 Bridge.
El Alma Restaurant and Bar: Ask the restaurant host to seat you on their hillside rooftop deck. While taking in the view, you can indulge in Mexican cuisine and sip on creative cocktails.