I bet it’s hard to believe that this is me, in sandals, in November. But I sure was sporting them when I visited Austin a few months ago! Let me just tell you that Austin is a city that I have to return to ASAP. There is so much to see, do and eat that I am going to need a few days just dedicated to that. But, in the short amount of time that we had there (less than 48 hours actually), we managed to do quite a bit!
Like I mentioned, we were on a tight schedule, but here’s what we did…and what we will do next time!
You can find a ton more things to do on the Visit Austin website.
Congress Street is where much of the action is at. You’ll find restaurants, bars, retail, and can have quite the people watching experience just walking up and down. My friend Erin moved to Austin last year so we had a chance to catch up while I was there! I only had Saturday afternoon to explore, so she and I just perused the stores, tried on cowboy boots, had fun trying on glasses at the Warby Parker store, and had a couple of drinks at Perla’s before I had to return to the hotel for the company dinner.
The Warby Parker store has a photo booth so we took full advantage.
We stayed at the Westin Austin which was walking distance to so much. We have to stay here again on our next visit! The Westin Austin has a rooftop pool and bar so the nighttime scene is ace. DJ party by the pool? Who’s complaining?! Also, the Westin is home to the delicious Stella San Jac I mentioned above. There would be a picture of the room, except that we were only in there at night… and you know I can’t take a picture at night, so you’ll have to settle for some pictures of the property.
I know there are so many more gems to discover in ATX, so, if you have a recommendation, please leave it in the comments so we can all take advantage!
Thanks for reading! xo