The place that I enjoy the most in Austin isn't a club, restaurant, or music venue. Don't get me wrong, there are a number of great places like this to go to, but my heart belongs to dirt, gravel, water, and concrete. I'm talking about the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, and Lady Bird Lake itself.
If you love being active and outdoors while still in the city, then you'll understand why I love it so much. If you feel like running over to the Stevie Ray Vaughn memorial to watch the dogs play in the water with the city skyline as a backdrop, you can do so. You can rent a stand-up paddleboard, canoe, or kayak and float your way past downtown, or go west and see the beautiful houses perched on either side of the lake. If you feel like riding your bike, that's no problem either, and if you don't have a bike there are bikes you can rent on the trail itself. You can even grab some coffee, food, or a glass of wine at Alta's Cafe, which is right on the trail.
I love this part of Austin because no matter what I'm doing, whether it's running, biking, walking, or kayaking, it helps with getting rid of all the problems in the day.