This weekend I took a couple of days off work and headed down to Austin for a mother-daughter weekend. We were there from Saturday to Monday and we packed it full of activities.
Below are a list of places to eat and things to do in Austin for next time your in the Lone Star State Capitol.
Places to Eat:
HopDoddys: The wait is long but the burgers are delicious and the truffle fries are to die for!
East Side Pies: Slightly underrated compared to Home Slice but this dive is tasty! I would recommend the garlic knots!
Le Café Crêpe: I am not a huge crepe fan but when they are done right they are to die for and these crepes are DONE right! I got the Crêpe de Paris and the Chloe’s Crêpe (nutella crepe…need I say more?)
VooDoo Doughnut: This is an iconic Austin stop and it definitely lives up to the hype!
Hula Hut: This restaurant is right on Lake Travis and is a blend of Hawaiian and Mexican food. I suggest the Hawaiian Fajitas.
Austin City Lemons: Featured on the Food Network, you can’t beat a freshly squeezed lemonade slushy on a hot Texas day.
San José Hotel: The hottest thing taking over Austin is Frosé (Frozen Rosé).
Things To Do:
South Congress Shopping: There is a variety of old and new shops on South Congress from the original Kendra Scott store to vintage stores like Uncommon Objects and pop up shops on the sidewalk.
Bats on the South Congress Bridge: Close to 1.5 million bats leave the South Congress bridge each night around sunset.
Street Art: There are TONS of awesome street art around the city of Austin. Below are some of my faves with their addresses.
(Home Slice Pizza – 1415 S Congress Ave)
Barton Creek Greenbelt: EVERYONE goes to Hamilton Pool and Barton Springs but Barton Creek Greenbelt is a hidden gem only the locals know about. It is a live spring creek with flowing fresh water. It’s a bit of a hike but totally worth it!
Hope Outdoor Graffiti Gallery: Going with the street art theme this outdoor park is filled with awesome graffitti and you can even pick up a spray can yourself and leave your tag.
Mayfield park: Peacocks running free in a park… it doesn’t get much better than that!
Capitol: You can’t go to Austin without a little history. Fun fact: the Texas State Capitol is 308 feet tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol and one of few taller than the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Until next time Austin!