Live big in Southeast Austin
When you live at Easton Park, you’re just 12 miles from downtown, but there’s lots of good stuff happening even closer to home. Why head to Zilker Park when you can swim in the waterfalls of McKinney Falls, less than a mile from Easton Park? Who needs to go downtown to party when there are brewpubs and live music venues just around the corner? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite nearby spots for hiking, drinking, shopping, and more. This is by no means a definitive list, but it’s a good start! We tried to stick to places within 7 miles. If you have more ideas, send them to us on our facebook or instagram messages!
Hiking, Biking & Nature
McKinney Falls State Park: With 9 miles of trails along Onion Creek, this park has waterfalls, swimming holes, fishing, camping, and even the remains of an early Texas homestead and a very old rock shelter.
Onion Creek Greenbelt & Metropolitan Park: This 517-acre regional park is divided into north and south sections which are connected through the 250-acre Onion Creek Greenbelt. The metropolitan park is mostly undeveloped but does contain nature and groomed trails, pavilions, restrooms, and open play fields. The adjacent greenbelt contains additional nature trails, an off-leash area, playground, picnic areas, and a creek crossing.
Jimmy Clay Golf Course: Designed by noted golf course architect Joe Finger, this municipal course plays 6,918 yards through traditional tree-lined fairways and elevated open greens along Williamson Creek.
Roy Kizer Golf Course: This links-style public course is spread over 200 acres; with 35 acres of lakes and 22 acres of wetlands, it offers residency to migratory waterfowl.
Coffee, Beer & Eats
SouthPark Meadows: Located south of Easton Park on IH-35, this popular shopping center offers eats from local favorites including Amy’s Ice Cream, Little Woodrow’s, MOD Pizza, Waterloo Ice House, Pho Thai Son, Starbucks, DoubleDave’s, Dave and Busters, and more.
Gangham Korean Barbeque: Offering a wide variety of all-you-can-eat meats that you grill yourself, Gangham also has a large bar with delicious cocktails.
Trudy’s South Star: A newer location of an old school Austin favorite, Trudy’s serves up tasty Tex-Mex and killer Mexican Martinis.
Krispy Kreme: Did someone say donuts? Get all your favorites at the south outpost of this classic chain.
The Little Darlin’: This neighborhood bar features craft beer, live music, global bistro fare & a spacious yard with games.
Radio East: With an even larger outdoor space than the original location, this spot features coffee, beer, and cocktails as well as food trucks.
Meanwhile Brewing: Brewery and taproom with a huge outdoor area featuring hundreds of picnic tables, a soccer field, and an outdoor stage.
Pinthouse Brewing: Formerly home to Midnight Rodeo, the largest location in the Pinthouse empire offers craft beer, sandwiches, and house-baked bread.
Fast Friends Beer Company: Local brewery with housemade beer and locally sourced food, all on a 3-acre Hill Country oasis.
Last Stand Brewing: With fun amenities like an indoor pickleball court and comedy nights, Last Stand offers craft beers, cocktails, and tasty eats at the Concourse Project.
Music & Entertainment
Concourse Project Live Music: An indoor-outdoor music and special events venue with a 15,000+ square foot main event hall.
Cinemark Southpark Meadows: See the latest blockbusters, eat some popcorn, and forget your worries. This theater has a full bar and reclining seats.
Regal Metropolitan Movie Theater: This large theater complex offers reclining seats, nice bathrooms, and a full snackbar.
The Grove Amphitheater & Park at Southpark Meadows: An oak tree-filled central gathering spot with live music, a playscape and grassy knolls, not to mention restaurant patios and hundreds of stores.
The Coliseum: This 4,000-person concert venue offers shows from nationally known Latin and Tejano artists as well as established R&B veterans, country acts, and DJs.
Circuit of the Americas: As part of the Formula 1 track locally known as COTA, the 14,000+ seat Germania Insurance Amphitheater located in the racetrack’s infield has hosted some of the biggest names in music.
H-E-B: While the William Cannon location of Texas’ favorite grocery chain is actually the closest to Easton Park, locals love the nearby Slaughter Lane location for its large selection and in-store True Texas BBQ restaurant.
Lowe’s: Homeownership usually means lots of trips to the hardware store for things like plants, wallpaper, cleaning products, and who knows what else. Luckily there’s a Lowe’s just down the road.
Home Depot: If you prefer Home Depot to Lowe’s, we have one of those nearby, too.
Southpark Meadows: Get everything in one place; this open-air shopping center has more than 100 stores including Sam’s Club, Target, Ulta, and casual local eats like Waterloo Ice House, MOD Pizza, and Third Base.
Major Highways & Travel
Texas 130 Toll
Texas 45 Toll
Austin Bergstrom Airport