Experience The Real Texas With These Ultra Exclusive Exploration Ideas
Relax, Youre In Austin
Chances are youll want a few hours to relax when you arrive if this is also your arrival date. A recommended place to lounge is The Hotel Saint Cecilia, especially on Fridays. Suite 1 in the main house is a favorite for guests, if you can find a night when its vacant. Also, if youre hungry after you check into your hotel, you could try some of the best cuisine the state has to offer. Then, you could attend a show at the Zach Theatre if a production you want to see happens to be running when you first arrive.
Maybe after youve eaten a healthy breakfast ordered in or at a local fine restaurant, you might want to get a little bit active. If you love the outdoors and you want to learn about Austin, Texas history and culture, you can hit the Lady Bird Hike-and-Bike Trail.
The Lady Bird Hike & Bike Trail Starts Your Day Of Exploration
Love outdoor fun? Looking for a place to stretch your legs? We’ve got just the vacation activity for you! Enjoy the Lady Bird path scenery as you move through luscious green parks and serene lakes while saying hi to locals and visitors. This trail, as well as other ones similar to it, you might want to travel on during warm months of the year. However if youre not used to extremely hot weather, you might want to avoid Austin outdoor activities during July and August.
Take In The Architecture Of Downtown Austin
Then, you may want to view some of this capital citys most important architecture. Among the key buildings to view in downtown Austin include the State Capitol and The Driskill. If you like historical landmarks, you also might appreciate the Congress Avenue Bridge and the Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue. If youre also into trains, you might also enjoy taking a Hill Country Flyer train right.
6th Street Offers Nightlife Fun That Can’t Be Beat
At nighttime, you might get a little restless. If so, 6th street offers plenty of nightlife. This section of town is known for its multi-block party, especially during warmer times of the year. Some people also enjoy the famous pub crawls taking place on this famous city block often designated for pedestrians only after 11 p.m.
Food & Beverage In Austin Is A Thing Of Beauty
Of course, you might have to eat at least a couple of times throughout the day. Whether or not you want to experience local Texan entrees or something entirely different, you have plenty of choices.
The Austin Land & Cattle Company is a good place to go if youre looking for barbeque dishes such as pulled pork, grilled steak or carefully-prepared seafood. Of course, dont forget the homestyle side helpings of mashed potatoes, carrots, spinach or macaroni and cheese served with many meals.
A Relaxing/Recharge Day
If you stayed up too late on 6th Street on Day 2, you might possibly opt for a low-key morning. After breakfast at a local neighborhood venue (i.e. Joes Bakery also famous for its Mexican breakfasts), maybe youll want to see some more famous buildings or go to some museums.
The LBJ Presidential Library
For instance, you might not want to miss the chance to enter the LBJ Presidential Library, Bob Bullock Texas State Library, or the Texas Military Forces Museum. All three of these places help honor some of the most famous men and women in American history.
The Blanton Museum
If youre also a studier of art, you might enjoy the Blanton Museum of Art sponsored by the University of Texas. While youre at it, why not stop in at the Texas Memorial Museum. Youll probably learn quite a bit within a half a day, and even might want to fit in time to return later in your trip.
Then, of course, you may have to live to eat just a little again. Some recommended places to eat lunch or dinner include these restaurants: Franklin Barbeque, Jack Allens (also famous for its extensive Sunday brunch menu) or Torchys Tacos.
Limited Time Before Your Return Flight? No Problem!
Depending how much time you have before you have to depart, you could schedule some shopping in. The Central Market, a place known for its rich desserts and rare foods, might be one place to find specialty take-home items for friends and family.
Check Out An Awesome Record Store
Waterloo Records, and The Domain may be some places you could find some great local keepsakes to remind you of your time in Austin. Uncommon Objects is another recommended store for people who like antiques.
Bring Home Souveneirs
If youre not in the shopping mood but you appreciate visual, digital, and recording art, you can stop by the Harry Ransom Center. Here, youll find a diverse number of creations displayed on site. If you decide later you want a keepsake of this place, you can shop online anytime.
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