The Best 17 Things to Do in Buda for an Excellent Day Trip

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Find yourself wanting to enjoy an adventure but don’t want to travel too far? Need to get away from the city life Austin has to offer? Whether you need a break, a short 30-minute drive to recharge, or are in the mood to try something new, there are loads of fun things to do in Buda! Keep scrolling and plan your escape today!

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Things To Do In Buda

Buda's Soda Fountain

Craving a sweet treat? How about some comfort food? Ready to enjoy an old-fashioned soda pop? Then you’ve got to visit Buda Soda Fountain for all of that and more! This cute and cozy spot offers cold sandwiches and warm soups like Beef Chili and Chicken Gumbo to satisfy any hunger. Pastries like Sausage Kolaches and pies are readily available. Plus, the best Banana Splits! Make sure to stock up on candies and chocolate bars to keep you indulged throughout your adventure!

Sun | Closed
Mon – Sat | 9:00am–6:00pm

📍 Railroad St, Buda, TX 78610

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Looking for things to do in Buda? Grabbing some delicious grub should always be on your to-do list! Amici is an Italian restaurant on wheels that is women-owned and serves up delicious meals like Spaghetti Marinara and Shrimp Scampi. Make sure to check their social media often for updates on special dishes being offered like the delicious Spaghetti Alle Vongole. If you’re just driving by to a different destination, carry out for some fuel or enjoy the outdoor seating.

Mon – Wed | Closed
Thurs – Sun | 12:00pm–3:00pm, 5:30pm–9:00pm

📍 408 Main St, Buda, TX 78610

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Water 2 Wine

Feeling parched while on your day trip? Water 2 Wine will definitely help with that! Indulge in a glass of sweet white wine like the Peach Apricot Orchard or get creative and enjoy a flight featuring four 2oz pours. Feeling snack-ish? Order some Bruschetta with Crostinis or Hummus and Pita Slices

Interested in being part of the wine-making process instead? Water 2 Wine offers a class that lets you become a winemaker. Cheers to creating and owning your own wine. Check out the full details here!

Mon | Closed
Tues – Thurs, Sun | 12:00pm–8:00pm
Fri & Sat |  12:00pm–10:00pm

📍 304 S Main St #103, Buda, TX 78610

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Buck's Backyard

In need of some entertainment but want a cold beer to go along with it? How about some tasty eats like Fried Pickle Chips or a smothered Philly Cheese Sandwich? Buck’s Backyard is the place for it!

The vibes at Buck’s are rustic, laid back, and relaxed. Enjoy live music and Daily Specials which are available Monday through Sunday! Drinks, food, and music, what else could you ask for?

Mon – Thurs | 4:00pm–12:00am
Fri | 3:00pm–2:00am
Sat | 12:00pm–2:00am
Sun | 12:00pm–10:00pm

📍 1750 Farm to Market 1626, Buda, TX 78610

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Doc's Drive In Theatre

Doc’s Drive-In Theater is perfect for getting away from the city and looking to explore fun activities in Buda. Whether you decide to visit with friends, family, your partner, or by yourself, you’re sure to have a great time. A classic movie experience might bring back some nostalgic feelings, enjoy! 

For ordering your favorite snacks like Popcorn, BBQ Brisket Quesadillas, or Peanut M&M’s click here!

Are you 21+ and in need of a cocktail? Get there a little early and sip at the newest underground speakeasy Mama Merlot’s!

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Pinballz Kingdom

If you’re looking for things to do in Buda activities-wise, you’ll want to make a pit stop at The Pinballz Kingdom. Personally, we think it’s a one-stop spot for family fun, date night, or even a fun solo adventure. At this awesome Buda location, you can take advantage of both classic and modern games, sip at 3 bars, grub at the tasty restaurant, enjoy live music, and lots more! 

Currently, you can “find the first outdoor Pinballz attraction: Inner Soldier Laser Tag.” Grab yourself a local brew at the German-style Biergarten, order a Brick Oven Mikki’s Margherita pizza, and enjoy the fresh air.

Sun – Thurs| 10:00am–12:00am
Fri & Sat| 10:00am–2:00am

📍 15201 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!