Where the Locals Go: Austin, Texas

A guide to her favorite places in Austin for National Geographic Travel, published August 15, 2016.

Photography and captions by  Anneke Paterson. 

 

 

Pennybacker Bridge

"A quick trip outside downtown will take you to the sights from a cliff overlooking the Pennybacker Bridge, a favorite of locals and tourists alike. This view can't be beat; it’s a good place for a picnic, photos, or just enjoying the vista." - Anneke Paterson

Skinned Knee & Pink Bike

"A custom-made pink bike is surely an eye-catcher, but such a sight is not an uncommon one here in Austin..."

 

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The Soul of Austin

"Regarded as the soul of Austin, beloved Barton Springs Pool has long been a place of gathering for all people..."