Digital Nomad Guide to Austin

October 11, 2022/2 minutes reading

Austin, Texas is one of the best places to live as a digital nomad. The city is laid-back and has a vibrant art and music scene. It's also home to some of the best technology companies in the world, which means there's always something new and interesting to do.

A computer with a screen full of content resting on a bed in a lofty apartment.

Austin has a rapidly growing community of digital nomads, and the city itself actively encourages the lifestyle. Austin is full of work-friendly cafes and fun nightlife full of bars and great restaurants. It's a great place to connect with other digital nomads and get involved in the local community. Especially if you want to live a more flexible and fulfilling life, it's a great place to do it!

Let's briefly take a look at who Digital Nomads are:

Digital nomads are people who travel around the world to work remotely, usually via the internet. They do this so that they can explore new places and have new experiences. They also earn enough money from remote work to finance their travels.

What is there for Nomads in Austin?

Work Friendly Cafes

Work-friendly cafes are a must for digital nomads. They need to be able to find a good spot where they can get some work done in a reasonably quiet environment while still being able to enjoy a coffee or a nice meal at the same time.

Here are some of our favorite work-friendly cafes in Austin:

A digital nomad working at a cafe.

The Hideout Coffee House

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Must Try: Hideout Hazelnut

Fun Fact: They have a theater behind the Coffee house where they host cool comedy shows!

Schedule: Mon-Fri: 7 AM - 10 PM; Sat: 8 AM-11 PM; Sun: 8 AM-5 PM

Teal House Coffee & Bakery

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Must Try: Teal House B.L.T.

Fun Fact: The company started as a food truck and very friendly owners

Schedule: Mon-Sat: 7AM - 2 PM

Medici Roasting

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Must Try: Cappuccino

Fun Fact: It has a cool vibe and great coffee

Schedule: Mon - Sun: 7 AM - 7 PM

Co-Working Spaces

Co-working spaces are another option for digital nomads to get work done in a quiet environment while having an option to also socialize. Here are some of our favorite co-working spaces in Austin:

A cafe with several open seats.

WeWork

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Internet: Great

Space: Best views

Schedule: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

Heritage Office Suites

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Internet: Great

Space: It is a bit far from downtown Austin

Schedule: Open 24/7

FiberCove

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Internet: Great

Space: It is a bit far from downtown Austin

Schedule: Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Nature & Outdoor Activities

Austin has got beautiful nature and great activities that can turn any day into an adventure. Here are some activities that we think are great options for you as a digital nomad while living in Austin:

Zilker Park

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Great place to have a picnic over the weekend with amazing views of Austin

Schedule: Mon - Sun: 5 AM - 10 PM

Ladybird Lake & Rowing

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Rowing and paddle boarding are two must try activities in Austin and the best place to try it out is Ladybird lake.

Cool place to rent for rowing or paddle boarding: Austin Rowing Club

San Marcos Tubing

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Although it is temporarily closed, this is the best area to experience Tubing.

Tours that take you to Tubing experience and bring back to downtown Austin: ATXcursions

A man tubing on the river.

No wonder Austin has become one of the main digital nomad hubs in the US. Great community with amazing coffee shops, co-working spaces and beautiful nature full of fun activities make Austin a great place to be any time of the year.