When Outdoor Voices founder and all-around It girl Tyler Haney isn’t hard at work at the company’s ever-expanding headquarters in downtown Austin, Texas or hosting friends at her mid-century ranch, you’re guaranteed to find the 29-year-old entrepreneur out and about—and rarely indoors. After all, when your tried-and-true mantra (and your company's hashtag) is #DoingThings, “bored” is not a word you know well.
Since taking her sportswear empire down South—leaving behind the company’s offices in Manhattan—the Colorado-native has embraced all things Texas. And who can blame her? With hiking trails, explorable neighborhoods, and scene-stealing restaurants aplenty, it’s no secret why Austin has quickly become a haven amongst millennials and adventure-seekers alike.
So where does Austin’s ultimate girl boss like to hang out when she has time to spare? Ahead, her complete guide to the Texas capital.
1213 W 5th St.; (512) 469-0447
Though their service menu encompasses everything from lash extensions to waxing, think of this modern apothecary as an environment for the senses—pretty glass bottles and top-knotch skin care products line the spa’s walls, while soothing music and botanical fragrances fill in the gaps. Haney keeps the healing-focused shop in her back pocket when it’s time for a post-business trip refresh. “I travel back and forth between Austin a lot, and the Hydrafacial is especially nice after a long flight,” she says.
1601 Waterston; (512) 477-5584
Loved for their sophisticated breakfast offerings (think ricotta pancakes and king crab with avocado toast), this essential brunch hub (housed in an adorable, teeny cottage) in Clarksville sets the scene for a dreamy morning meal—even if said meal constitutes as a quick bite .“It’s my favorite spot for breakfast on-the-go. It’s on the way from my house to the office, so I get the Spicy Green Juice most mornings,” says Haney.
120 E 4th St.; (737) 300-2120
When a wellness guru like Tyler Haney gives you a smoothie recommendation, you listen. Focused on sustainable living and good vibes only, JuiceLand—which not only has stores scattered throughout the city but also locations in Houston, Dallas, and Brooklyn, NY—is a fun place to refuel on an especially hot day. “The best smoothie in town! My go-to is the Soul Boulder,” Haney tells Domino.
Clark’s Oyster Bar
1200 W. 6th St.; (512) 297-2525
Yes, Austin is so much more than BBQ. For a taste of the coast, head to this chic seafood house on 6th Street for a hearty lobster roll and amazing oysters. “It’s the ideal spot for a post-jog lunch,” says Haney. And if you’re in the shopping mood, swing by the Outdoor Voices shop next door.
Deep Eddy Pool
401 Deep Eddy Ave.; (512) 472-8546
An avid swimmer herself, Haney’s morning dips have become an integral part of her daily routine. So where’s the hottest spot to cool down? Deep Eddy Pool—once a simple swimming hole along the Colorado River and later a resort in the 1920s—is definitely one of them.
“This is the oldest man-made pool in Texas, with tons of regulars who swim laps there in the morning,” explains Haney. “One of my favorite things to do is go for a jog on the trail, take a quick dip, and grab a drink at Pool Burger at the top of the hill afterwards.”
Lions Municipal Golf Course
2901 Enfield Rd.; (512) 477-6963
When you call Austin home, recreation isn’t just a choice, it’s a way of life. Feel like hitting the fairway? This cedar-lined course (which also goes by the name of Muny) is one of the area’s most-loved spots to go golfing. “It’s a great public course for a quick round!” says Haney of the signature green.
2201 Barton Springs Rd.; (512-867-3080)
Measuring three acres in size and fed from underground springs, consider this the crown jewel of public pools. “It’s a great only-in-Austin activity,” says Haney. “The pool is best in the summer when it’s hot, but it’s spring-fed so it stays the same temperature year-round. If you can time it right, grab a kickboard and float for sunset.”
The Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave.; (512) 441-2444
No true music lover can pass through Austin without walking through the doors of The Continental Club. Since the iconic venue first opened its doors in 1955, the retro, world-famous club has become a mecca for folk, rock, country, and blues—every night of the week. Looking for something to do along South Congress? Their flashy neon sign will show you the way to a great night.