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Austin’s Best Apps

Austin is one of the most unique cities in the world with an incredible culinary scene, outdoor activities & trails right downtown, and of course, an unparalleled music scene.  With all of the things to do, places to go, and transportation confusion (Austin is the only major U.S. city without Uber), it’s easy to be overwhelmed.  Here’s JW’s Marriott Austin’s list of favorite FREE Austin Apps to help you explore our city:

All Things Austin

Austin360

AUSTIN 360

What It Does: Find your next night out in Austin!  Get highlights of trendy Austin events and check custom categories, reviews, and listings of things to do.  Updated regularly by Austin’s top-ranked entertainment experts and editors at Austin360.

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Do512(2)

Do Stuff – Official App of Do512

What It Does: The founders of Do512 started with the mission to help people party better.  Authentic Austin-ites curate their favorite shows, parties, comedy clubs, happy hours and more to fill your night in ATX.

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Transportation + Parking

CapMetro

CapMetro

What It Does: Quick planning tool for Austin public transportation.  Plan travel with schedules & maps, purchase & store tickets (without scrambling for correct change), and view real-time arrival information right from your phone.  You’ll look like a commuter even if it’s you’re first time in Austin.

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ParkMe

ParkMe

What It Does: Find the cheapest, closest available parking spot to your destination and reserve your spot.  No more driving around looking for a spot – yours is guaranteed!

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Ride Sharing

Fasten

Fasten

What It Does: Fasten is Austin’s Uber, easily connecting riders & drivers and tracking everything along the way.

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RideAustin

Ride Austin

What It Does: A non-profit ride sharing service built by Austin, for Austin as an Uber alternative.

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Entertainment

Maps&Walks

Austin Maps + Walks

What It Does: There is no better way to see the city on foot! Follow along with several self-guided walks with all the best attractions in Austin, from world-famous tourist stops to hidden gems.

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Alamo

Alamo Drafthouse

What It Does: The Alamo Drafthouse is the ultimate movie-going experience with craft beers, creative cocktails, and award-winning cuisine served directly to your theatre seat! The Alamo Drafthouse app makes it a snap to snag tickets to flicks from your phone.

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Music/Festival

BandsInTown

BandsInTown

What It Does: Always know when your favorite band books a show or festival in Austin and be the first in line to purchase tickets.  When visiting Austin, it’s a great way to know who’s playing where & when.

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FreeAt

Free At

What It Does: From no-cover concerts to events with free food or drinks, this app helps you do Austin on budget, and is especially handy during events like ACL or SXSW where there’s tons of eating, drinking, music, and dancing for a grand total of $0.00.

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