Don’t stop at Go, sprint all the way to Run Tex. This city’s longtime love affair with fitness is best exemplified in the Lake Austin site of this locally owned, small chain of stores selling running wear while offering sage advice on the art of the foot race. See the owner sprinting through the streets of town, a walking advertisement for his establishment that carries pretty much every running shoe on the market plus everything else you need to take to the trails. Some people say this is a great place to meet other run-loving singles-and when you bring in your old pair of shoes to buy a new one, Run Tex awards a discount.

2201 Lake Austin Blvd.