15 best places to watch the sunset in Austin

Austin is a beautiful city with so much activity. If you’re looking for a place to relax and watch a beautiful sunset, look no further! These are the 15 best places to watch the sunset in Austin:

  1. The Oasis on Lake Travis
  2. Azul Rooftop
  3. Hula Hut
  4. Mozart’s
  5. Ladybird Lake trail
  6. Mount Bonnell
  7. Lake Austin
  8. Pennybacker Bridge
  9. South Congress Bridge
  10. Abel’s on the lake
  11. UT Tower
  12. Butler metro park
  13. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
  14. RA Sushi
  15. P6 at the LINE Austin

Where to find these places:

1. The Oasis on Lake Travis- The Oasis on Lake Travis located at 6550 Comanche Trail is an Austin staple. Whether you are visiting or living in Austin, The Oasis on Lake Travis is a must. It provides beautiful scenery and environment. You are right next to the water, the food is pretty good and overall it is a great place to go and have a good time with an amazing view.

Picture: The Oasis on Lake Travis

2. Ladybird Lake Trail- Ladybird Lake Trail is located at 2 Robert T Martinez Jr St. Hot girl walk and amazing views? Yes please! This trail has a beautiful look over the lake and the city. If you go get yourself a drink and take a walk around sunset hour, you are sure to get a beautiful sunset!

3. Hula Hut- Hula Hut is located at 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. Hula Hut is a Tex-Mex restaurant with great views. Whether it is a birthday or it is a typical Tuesday and feel like some Tex-Mex, Hula Hut provides a fun time with amazing views. Stressed out? Go enjoy some tacos and watch the sunset over the lake!

4. Mozart’s Coffee Roasters- Mozart’s is located at 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. Mozart’s is amazing for a chilled-out study session. Feeling stuffy and in need of fresh air? Head out to Mozart’s, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the sunset. Maybe even take your laptop and cross out a few assignments off your to-do list!

5. Azul Rooftop- Azul Rooftop is located downtown at 310 E 5th St. A rooftop bar located inside The Westin in downtown Austin. If you are in the mood for a fun, luxurious, big girl city living vibe Azul is your place!

Picture: Azul Rooftop

6. Mount Bonnell- Mount Bonnell is located at 3800 Mt Bonnell Rd. This hiking trail has an amazing view at the end! Grab a few friends and take a hiking adventure to witness a beautiful sunset!

7. Lake Austin- Lake Austin is located at Lake Austin Blvd. Take a boat out to Lake Austin and get some fresh air! Take some cute boating pictures and enjoy the sunset!

8. Pennybacker Bridge- Pennybacker Bridge is located at 5300 N Capital of Texas Hwy. If you want to enjoy a sunset but don’t really feel like having a full-on lake day, take a trip to Pennybacker Bridge! This bridge overlooks Lake Austin and there is a designated parking area for you to enjoy that beautiful sunset over Austin!

9. South Congress Bridge- South Congress Bridge is located on Congress Ave. South Congress Bridge is a tourist must! You get a gorgeous sunset and get to see the iconic bats!

Picture: South Congress Bridge

10. Abel’s on the Lake- Abel’s on the Lake is located at 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. It is an American restaurant and is a great place to go for a good sunset. Wine and dine with an amazing sunset overlooking the lake!

11. UT Tower- The UT Tower is located at The University of Texas at Austin campus. If you want an amazing view of the sunset, book a reservation for a tour of the tower! The sunset looks amazing, and you can overlook the city! What starts here changes the world!

Picture: UT Tower

12. Butler metro park- Butler metro park is located at 1000 Barton Springs Rd. Grab a blanket, a basket, some snacks, and a board game and head over to Butler metro park to enjoy a beautiful sunset! Here you get an amazing look over the city and is a great spot for a sunset picnic!

13. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse- Steiner Ranch Steakhouse is located at 5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd. Looking for a fine dining experience with a view? Look no further. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse is the place for a fancy night with a beautiful view of the sunset.

14. RA Sushi- RA Sushi is located 117 W 4th St STE 300. RA Sushi will make you feel like you are the main character in a movie. You are the it girl living in a big city. You are surrounded by big, beautiful buildings and get a great view of the sunset!

15. P6 at the LINE Austin- P6 at the LINE Austin is located at 111 E Cesar Chavez St. The view at this lounge bar is amazing! It is casual and fun, so grab some friends, get some drinks, and sip as you watch the sunset in beautiful Austin!

Picture: P6 at the LINE Hotel
Chris Kim

A passionate Texan with a flair for capturing the essence of the Lone Star State through his words. Born and raised in the heart of Texas, Chris brings a unique perspective. With a background in journalism and a love for storytelling, he weaves together narratives that transport readers to the vibrant landscapes and rich culture of Texas. Whether he's exploring hidden gems in local communities or savoring the diverse flavors of Texan cuisine, Chris invites you on a journey to discover the untold stories that make Texas so tantalizing.