A: Attractions

So, you came all the way to Austin? Some of you may have even come in early to sight-see. What do you do when you’re looking for something cool to see or do? Web Chef Emeritus Cecy Correa’s guide to Austin sightseeing will take you to the best shopping, fun, and historical sites around town, all of which are family friendly.

B: Bars

Whether you feel like a fancy cocktail, a nice beer, or just relaxing at a low-key establishment, downtown Austin offers all kinds of options to satisfy even the pickiest palate. Web Chef Emeritus Cecy Correa’s guide to the best of Austin’s watering holes still holds water.

C: Coffee

Let’s be honest for a minute and talk about what you’re really going to need to get through all the tacos, adult beverages, conference talks, and networking. Caffeine. A cup of joe. The almighty coffee. Web Chef Elia Albarran’s guide to Austin’s burgeoning coffee scene will get you buzzing.

D: Doug Recommends

In addition to the great suggestions in these guides, I’d also say that for the veggies among you, make sure you stop by Bouldin Creek Cafe, one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the country. For the best breakfast in town—hands down—check out Arturo’s Underground Cafe. And if you’re looking for something to do on Wednesday night, check out Greetings, From Queer Mountain, an LGBT story-telling hour at Cheer Up Charlies.

E: Everything Else (Mostly Just Tacos)

What about Four Kitchens’ President Aaron Stanush and our CEO Todd Ross Nienkerk? What would they do if they were you?

And, of course, eat plenty of tacos while you’re here. Tacos. Tacos. Tacos.