Since arriving in Texas’ capitol city, Austin FC midfielder Sebastián Driussi has become an ATX icon. Whether you’re visiting for a day, a weekend, or you decide to stay a while longer, here are 10 Austin spots recommended by Austin FC’s #10.Less
The venue for Austin’s biggest party, and the place you’ll see Seba live on Austin FC matchdays. Q2 Stadium is a symphony of songs, drums, and goals, as the Verde & Black faithful cheer on their club for all 90 minutes. With plenty of food and drink options within the stadium, make sure to arrive early and see why the stadium’s atmosphere was voted best in MLS.
Staying downtown and want to get your Verde & Black gear before heading to the match? The Verde Store on Congress is the place to go. Jerseys, shirts, shorts, hats, posters, and Austin FC-branded YETI products are just a few of the many apparel items on offer to show your support for Austin FC.
Outside of the pitch at Q2 Stadium, you won’t find a greener space in Austin than Zilker Park. Home to hiking trails, pickup soccer games, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and much more, Zilker has long been a favorite among Austinites and visitors alike.
Located adjacent to Zilker Park, generations of Austinites have visited Barton Springs Pool to beat the Texas heat. Relax on the grass, use the diving board, or just jump in to this three-acre natural pool which is fed by underground springs.
The boardwalk aside Lady Bird Lake is a great place for a stroll. If you’re looking to get out in a kayak or on a paddleboard, you'll pass plenty of places to rent or launch from.
Austinites young, old, and in between have long frequented South Congress Avenue. The South Congress Bridge is a popular destination for those looking to see the city’s famous bats take flight at dusk, and some of Austin’s best restaurants, shops, and bars are only a short walk south.
A short drive from downtown Austin, Mount Bonnell is the best place to catch a view of the city and surrounding landscape alike. Park at the bottom and hike up, or make use of the parking spots just below the scenic overlook.
Headed north and looking to hang near Q2 Stadium on a match day? The Domain has plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop, and is only a 10-minute walk from the home of the Verde & Black.
Just west of downtown is Lake Austin, famous for its amazing views of the surrounding Central Texas hills. Boats will help you travel further distances along the lake to places like the Pennybacker Bridge, but there are plenty of spots to swim, kayak, and paddleboard as well.
About 30 minutes from downtown Austin, Lake Travis is a favorite spot for a lot of Austin FC players. Waterskiing, tubing, kayaking, swimming, and paddleboarding are all popular, as are various scenic overlooks which provide spectacular views of the lake.