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Old 11-18-2019, 05:14 PM
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My husband and I are planning a trip to Austin Texas after the new year. What are some things to do? Any must have places to eat? TIA


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Old 11-18-2019, 05:50 PM
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We went on an Austin City tour - that was good. Gordoughs food truck donuts was a fun, yummy experience.
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Old 11-18-2019, 06:55 PM
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We toured the Capitol building. We rented bikes and rode on a trail along a river. So pretty and lots of people running and kayaking. We enjoyed listening to music on Sixth Street. It was summer and we watched the bats fly out from under a bridge (but that probably doesn’t happen in January). The food was great but I can’t remember names sorry. There was also a graffiti wall that we visited. We really enjoyed Austin. We were only there for a weekend.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:43 PM
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Here are a few ideas to start with:

South Congress Café - Great food, brunch/lunch/dinner
Mozart's Coffee Roasters on Lake Austin Blvd. - enjoy great coffee and baked goods by the water
Radio Coffee & the Food Trucks on the same lot - Try the breakfast tacos.

Barton Creek Greenbelt - Enjoy nature while walking/biking/jogging.
Mount Bonnell - Climb stairs for a view of Austin.
The Blanton Museum of Art
Graffiti Park at Castle Hill
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:44 PM
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Austin is a fun place to visit. I hope you have a great time while you are there.

There are many music venues on 6th Street downtown if that is something you would enjoy. There are some on South Congress as well.

https://6street.com/listing-category...entertainment/

There is a great comedy club in this downtown area as well. Loads of fun.

https://www.esthersfollies.com

South Congress (south of downtown) is called SoCo. It is a fun area to shop and eat. It keeps the theory of "Keep Austin Weird" alive and well. There are many food trucks to choose from as well as brick and mortar restaurants. I like The Mighty Cone and Home Slice Pizza in this part of town.

https://www.austintexas.org/listings...e-(soco)/4359/

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is close to the University of Texas and downtown area. It is a wonderful history museum and includes a multi sensory theater that is fun as well as an IMAX theater.

https://www.thestoryoftexas.com

Across the street from the Bullock in The Blanton Art Museum on the UT campus if you want to view some excellent art.

https://blantonmuseum.org

Not too far away is the Lyndon B Johnson Presidential Library and Museum if that is of interest. They also often have a traveling exhibit on an additional topic that you might enjoy.

http://www.lbjlibrary.org

The Capitol building is downtown as well if that is of any interest.

https://tspb.texas.gov/prop/tcvc/cvc/cvc.html

The Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Center is way across town in far south Austin. Not sure they will have much to look at in January but they have a good gift shop filled with Texas goodies.

https://www.wildflower.org/

Zilker Gardens, Barton Springs (natural pool) and The Nature Center are beautiful and all located not far from downtown area off Barton Springs Road.

http://www.austintexas.gov/departmen...ropolitan-park

UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN is also on Barton Springs Road if you want to view some outdoor art.

https://www.umlaufsculpture.org

Formula One car races are available in Austin. I have never been but many folks love to attend.

https://www.grandprixevents.com/amer...prix/overview/

Best shopping in my opinion is on the north side off of MoPac and is called the Domain. Not a mall but a shopping center so you can expect to be walking outdoors from store to store. Check out the big grocery store there called Whole Foods. You can eat lunch there as well.

https://www.simon.com/mall/the-domain

Best ice cream shops are Amy's Ice Cream in my opinion. There are many location across town. They hire animated personalities that also promote the keep Austin Weird vibe alive. The ice cream has a high fat content, very creamy and there are several flavors to choose from and candy you can have added to your dip.

https://amysicecreams.com

A great view of Austin can be seen from the highest local elevation. It is called Mount Bonnell. It is a stairway climb to the top. You will see the hill country and lakes from the top. This is located in north Austin.

https://www.austintexas.org/austin-i...for-beginners/

I like Z Tejas restaurant. Southwestern fare here. Try their spicy chocolate pie. Yum! There is one downtown and one in northwest Austin. The one in NW Austin has a great patio with view of the hill country.

Eddie V's is expensive but has the best seafood and steaks in my opinion.Make reservations.

Fonda San Miguel is also expensive but has fantastic Mexican food.(not Tex Mex) North Austin. Make reservations.

Chuy's Tex Mex restaurants are located all over town and have good food and drinks. Very casual with eclectic interiors in loud colors.

Schlotzky's Deli started in Austin many years ago before it became a chain. The original sandwich is still the best. They are located all over town but the biggest and best is on South Lamar close to Town Lake and Barton Springs Rd. They also have salads and pizzas.

I think the best burgers are served at Hop Doddy's and Dan's Hamburgers.

Best BBQ is Franklins but be prepared to wait a long time. I prefer to go to the Hill Country County Line BBQ on Bee Cave Road. They have excellent margaritas and a pretty patio with a view of the hill country.

If you don't mind a ride out to Lake Travis you can eat at the Oasis. Tremendous view of the lake with multiple levels of balcony type patios. I would only go if the weather is unseasonably warm as it can be windy. Best views!

Okay I think I have covered the bests of Austin. Have fun! The bats arrive in March at some point each year and stay till October. They will be in Mexico when you are in Austin.



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Old 11-19-2019, 03:25 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback! I'm looking forward to the trip. The joys of being retired...!
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