Austin Travel Guide

Austin, Texas. A city famous for its eclectic live-music, booming creative culture, and a favorite foodie destination. 

This city is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. From eager tourists looking to roam around its colorful streets, to techies looking to expand their businesses, and entertainers looking for a new audience – everybody wants a little slice of Austin. 

The city of Austin is open and welcoming to all walks of life–it’s a place where you’re expected to be fun, quirky and whimsical. It’s a go-to city to vacation to for millennials.

We love everything about Austin, and with SXSW right around the corner we wanted to share a few of our favorite places to eat, drink, shop and snap a memorable Insta. 

Get your sundress and cowboy boots ready, because you’re going to want to visit Austin!

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Where to eat.

  • Holy Rollers – This Punk Rock inspired kitchen is best known for serving up a nostalgic brunch and unforgettable cocktails that will keep you coming back for more!
  • Café Josie – Located in an old carriage house with beautiful brick floors and antique french doors, Café Josie offers endless favorites for Sunday brunch, making a memorable and relaxed dining experience.

  • Le Politique – The stunning white marble details at Le Politique provides the perfect Instagrammable backdrop for the mouth watering pastries and crepes served on the menu.

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Where to shop.

  • Outdoor Voices – Get some new activewear at this hip boutique in Austin that’s tucked inside a super cute bungalow!

  • Olive – Browse through fun and colorful prints, jewelry, home, beauty, clothes and accessories at Olive! You'll find everything from cool contemporary brands to a solid selection of vintage items.

  • Spartan – Find a new home for your plant babies at this gorgeous shop! They have a wide selection of artful plant pots, vintage blankets and a nice apothecary selection.  

  • By George SoCo – Find all your cult brand favorites at this high-end designer centric boutique.

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Where to drink.

  • Midnight Cowboy – This intimate reservations-only lounge is the go-to location for a hip speakeasy vibe and old-school cocktail menu that’s bound to be memorable.

  • The Roosevelt Room – Hangout in this inviting, retro cocktail bar that has an expansive menu of cocktails, organized by era from pre-1880 to modern day, and also offers a choose-your-own-adventure playfulness to their creative menu of cocktails.

  • Backbeat – Lounge on a breezy rooftop and cool off with a creative cocktail during the warm nights in Austin at this stylish bar.

Where to find street art.

There are many Instagrammable places in Austin, but some of our favorites are the vibrant and playful street art and murals. Here are a few of our favorites.

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The iconic Austin postcard, “Greetings From Austin” located on 1720 S. 1st St.

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The charming “You’re My Butter Half” on 2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

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The infamous “i love you so much” mural located on the sidewall of Jo’s Coffee.

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