Adventure in Austin
You don’t need to travel the globe to be well traveled (well that would be nice). Some of the best places can be found right at your doorstep when you can take a break from work or school. Austin, Texas is one of the greatest vacation spots around because it is a cosmopolitan area with so much nature and outdoor activities surrounding it. If you’re planning a vacation there or live there, here is a perfect day in the big city with a little bit of some wildlife!
10:00 - Brunch. Austin is known for its food, but brunch is its specialty. Try going to Forthrights for the best avocado toast around, Walton’s Fancy and Staple for a rusticly, chic ambiance, or Hillside Farmacy for a modern design with amazing pops of color. All places are the perfect background for your food instagram.
12:00 - Hit SoCo. One of the most touristy destinations in the city, but absolutely never a disappointment. Often times there’s street performers and artists in the area which offers plenty of free entertainment. There is also plenty of shopping where you can buy unique gifts from Favor the Kind, Mi Casa Gallery, or even go into Lucy in Disguise and try on some unique costumes. If your not still hungry from brunch, go grab a slice at Home Slice for some life changing pizza! Before leaving snap a picture in front of the classic “I love you so much” graffiti sign.
3:00 - After all of that food, go to the trailhead of the Green Belt located near Zilker Park. This is an awesome hike with changing terrain which is perfect if you want to see all of what Austin has to offer. On your way out, make sure to stop by Zilker Park and sneak a peek at all of the dogs and the amazing city skyline!
6:00 - Be prepared to take on another meal at one of Austin’s notably delicious fine establishments such as Clark’s Oyster House, Juliet’s Italian Kitchen, or The Josephine House.
8/9:00 - Learn why Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World! See if you can score some last minute tickets to ACL Live or Stubbs to see a music performance! Even if that doesn’t work out head to Rainey Street and witness a unique bar scene like no other--from being inside of containers, to going down slides, it’s definitely the perfect way to end the night.