Austin on the Cheap

This is your ticket to Austin's best activities and food trucks on the cheap

Your ticket to Austin's best activities and food trucks on the cheap

Austin Passbook
Courtesy of Austin Passbook

Exploring Austin just got easier — and cheaper. Austin Passbook is your ticket to all the hotspots the city has to offer, including local favorites and hidden gems you just have to try.

For a budget-friendly $20, Austin Passbook features recommended food trucks and activities, each with a two-for-one special, so you and a guest can go on a true Austin adventure without breaking the bank. Austin Passbook’s newest summer edition launched this month, and it’s teeming with seasonal destinations that locals respect and tourists will remember for summers to come.

Creators Dylan and Lee Anne Benjamin say the book is the ideal way to introduce locals and tourists alike to an undiscovered Austin they otherwise may overlook.

“The book is really about creating a good experience for the people of Austin,” Dylan tells Culture Map. “The risk of trying something new is higher than going to your favorites, but Austin Passbook eases that risk with affordability and plenty of local possibilities.”

Austin Passbook serves as a hyperlocal passport, complete with deals to popular food spots — like Dock and Roll, Gourdough’s Public House — and activities — think Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In and PubCrawler. Bring your passbook and a guest to any participating locale to redeem your deal. Participating businesses will stamp your passbook for an authentically Austin travel document you can keep as a souvenir of the best summer ever.

Aside from giving Austinites a literal pass to the city’s coolest locales, Lee Anne says Austin Passbook is especially perfect for the summer season.

“We’re all about exploring Austin with a friend,” she says. “Austin Passbook and the summer months are perfect for that because we have a lot of activities that make summer even more fun.”

Don’t think you’ll be able to make all the destinations before summer’s end? No worries. The summer Austin Passbook is valid until October 1. You can purchase a passbook online or visit any of these local retailers.