Family Visit

Who doesn't love to visit family in a fun location? My family lives in Texas and eventhough I said I would never move there... I may do just that in the near future. We will see what God has in His plans for me. My husband went with me to Texas to meet my family for the first time. We were also able to visit with them during the holidays. Spending time with family is beautiful, especially when we live so far away from eachother. However, the Austin area is a great place for anyone to visit for a vacation.

Downtown Austin

Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake

Hey Sugar in Waco

Who Should Visit

Solo Travelers: Super easy to navigate by walking around the downtown area or using ride share apps.

Couples: Plenty of fun activities, cozy cafes, and evening strolls at beautiful locations like Lady Bird Lake.

Families: Family-friendly attractions like Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, and the Austin Nature and Science Center.

Neighborhoods to Visit

Downtown Austin: Explore the bustling streets lined with live music venues, eclectic shops, and vibrant street art.

South Congress (SoCo): Iconic area known for its quirky boutiques, vintage stores, and food trucks serving up local favorites.

Rainey Street: Trendy neighborhood filled with historic bungalows turned into hip bars and eateries.

East Austin: Emerging cultural hub featuring diverse dining options, art galleries, and craft breweries.

What to Do

Live Music: Austin has a great live music scene with local musicians and many well-known artists making a stop through town. You can catch music at many restaurants and bars or check out iconic venues like the Continental Club or ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

Outdoor Activities: There are great walking paths along some waterways in town. You can also find biking trails. Maybe you want to try out kayaking or paddleboarding... all are great options in Austin! If you visit during the right season, you may be able to catch the famous blue bonnet flowers lining the roads and in many fields (as seen in the main photo).

Cultural Experiences: Visit museums like the Bullock Texas State History Museum or explore the vibrant arts scene in areas like the East Side and West Sixth Street. The state capitol building is definitely worth a visit and the grounds are beautiful!

Day Trips: There are so many fun trips within a quick drive from Austin. We went to Waco during one of our visits and had an amazing time. You can also check out the Texas Hill Country, touring wineries, or exploring historic towns like Fredericksburg.

-Photos below of Zilker, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Austin.-

What to Eat

Tex-Mex Cuisine: Indulge in classics like breakfast tacos, enchiladas, and queso at local favorites such as Torchy's Tacos.

Barbecue: Savor slow-smoked meats from renowned barbecue joints like Franklin Barbecue or La Barbecue.

Food Trucks: The food truck scene is expansive with many unique offerings like Korean Mexican fusion, vegan milkshakes, Detroit style pizza and more.

Farmers' Markets: Don't miss out on the fun fresh options from the Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller or the Sustainable Food Center's Downtown Farmers' Market.