48 Hours in Austin

By October 14, 2016Travel

Last weekend, Marc and I took a quick trip to Austin for my 25th birthday weekend. We saw Mumford & Sons, walked close to ten miles in two days, and ate the best BBQ.. ever. Between the food, street art, and music, Austin has easily become one of new favorite cities to visit. I’ve compiled an Austin City Guide with some of our favorite spots, and while we couldn’t finish this list in 48 hours, we sure did the best we could.

Murals & Art:

  • HOPE Outdoor Gallery: 11th & Baylor
  • Greetings from Austin Postcard: S 1st & Annie
  • Our Lady: 1500 S Congress
  • “I Love You So Much”: 1300 S Congress
  • Jeremiah the Innocent: 21st & Guadalupe
  • ’til death do us part: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress

Outdoor Activities:

  • Bike to the Texas State Capitol: 1100 Congress Ave, free tours are available daily
  • Swim at the Barton Springs Pool: 2201 Barton Springs Rd
  • Walk the Congress Bridge & watch the 1.5 million Mexican bats fly!
  • Kayak or Paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake
  • Bike and Hike to Barton Creek
  • Chill out at Zilker Park
  • Take a dip in Austin’s Swimming Holes: Hamilton Pool preserve, Barton Springs Pool, & Krause Springs

Coffee Shops:

  • Jo’s Coffee: 1300 S Congress Ave
  • Cuvee Coffee: 2000 E 6th St
  • Fleet Coffee Co:  2427 Webberville Rd
  • Flitch Coffee: 641 Tillery
  • Patika: 2159 S Lamar Blvd
  • Mozart’s Coffee: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
  • Vintage Heart Coffee: 1405 E 7th St

Best Brunch:

  • Stubbs Gospel Brunch: 801 Red River S
  • Moonshine Patio: 303 Red River St
  • Paperboy: 1203 E 11th St
  • South Congress Cafe: 1600 S Congress Ave
  • The Hightower: 1209 E 7th St
  • Clark’s: 1200 W. Sixth S

Best BBQ:

  • Franklin Barbecue: 900 E 11th St.
  • Stiles Switch: 6610 N Lamar Blvd
  • Stubb’s BBQ: 801 Red River St
  • Rollin Smoke BBQ: 1501 E 6th St.
  • La Barbecue: 1906 E Cesar Chavez St.

Cocktails:

  • Clive Bar: 609 Davis St
  • Lucille: 77 Rainey St
  • HandleBar: 121 E St.
  • Container Bar: 90 Rainey St
  • Hotel San Jose: 1316 S Congress Ave
  • The Roosevelt Room: 307 W 5th St
  • The Ginger Man: 301 Lavaca St.

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