Austin Regional Clinic at Brodie Lane is a great location for those is Southwest Austin. They have many available appointments, and the pediatric side and adult side of the clinic are seperated. This is great for me, because I don't have to worry about sick kids running around bothering adults. They have a little play are in the kids area too, but make sure to wipe hands after the kids play here. The staff is great and there is never a long wait. There is plenty of parking too. They also have an after hours clinic.
Austin Telco federal Credit Union has many locations all over town, and they have joined up with other local credit unions to allow for fee free atm use. They have many drive thru lanes, and they also now have lobby and drive thrus open for half a day on Saturdays. I like that the tellers have been there for a long time, with low turnover, makes me feel good about banking with them. They have a touch tone teller call in accounting system, as well as a bill pay system built in to their secure web site.
Fanny's Fabrics on Lamar has a great selection of trims and fabric. I always remember to check Fanny's when I am in need of a special trim or a hard to find one. The fabric's they sell are great prices, and so are the trims. The location is very clean and well lit. There is also plenty of parking and the store has nice hours.
The Austin Zoo is located outside Austin, between Oak Hill and Dripping Springs. They are a smaller zoo, with only rescued animals. They have plenty of shade to eat a picnic lunch and a train that takes you into the Hill Country setting around the zoo. The price for admission is a little inflated, and the souvenir shop is almost non-existent. Buy animal feed at the office when you come in, so you don't have to trek back to the office to buy some for the petting zoo.
Adobe Pueblo has been in Austin for many years. They have the greatest looking furniture, custom pieces, and southwestern decor. The wall art is fantastic, and the furniture is very authentic looking. They have a clearance room with discount pieces, which is the only place in the store I can afford to buy from, but I like to browse there for ideas for my home. You could get lost in there with so many ideas.
Anna's Toy Depot off Lamar is a nice place to stop in to see what you can find. They have older toys as well as special needs toys. They have some really cute animal noses that I bought for my grandsons birthday party, for a very decent price. I like that they are never busy, the staff is very knowledgable and friendly, and their prices are very affordable. Great location with great hours as well. The store is clean and organized.
The Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park is a great location to enjoy the Austin day. It is a blessing in the summer heat, but believe it or not, is the same temp in the dead of winter. The 68 degree water is quite cold, but you need to experience it atleast once. The fees on the weekend for parking are ridiculous, but that's Austin for you. The fee for the pool is $3 per adult, but get there early or you will be hiking to the pool-parking fills up quick.
Blazer Tag is located in an old Dollar Movie Theater, which lends itself to some great area for lazer tag games. The different levels are great, provide for many hiding areas and great chases. The price is pretty high, but they offer discounts and weekend specials. The lock ins are also enjoyed by girls and boys alike. They also have great video/prize games for those who don't play tag anymore.
Breed and Co hardware store is a hardware store last, a great place to get lost in first. They are my first choice for bridal registries, and I love to buy from registries there. The staff is super helpful, and they have sooooo much stuff you will have to come back to see it all. They are downtown, and can also be found at the bridal show when it comes to town.
The Antique Marketplace on Burnet Road is a great place to browse thru on a frequent basis. They have new vendors all of the time, and the stock is ever changing. The way the market is run is nice, with just one check out counter, and everything is tagged so they can keep up the book work. The place is huge, with a snack bar and huge parking lot. There is rarely anyone in there, so don't worry about a crowd.