Over the years, Austin called me. Flashing my name under the neon lights, begging me to join it and have a drink in the basement of a tavern. Finally, this past summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the strangest city in America. You guessed it; Austin, Texas. So if you are traveling in the area or traveling to the south, here is how to spend 24 hours in Austin, a relaxing and cool city that has truly matured.
Austin 24 hours
9 o’clock in the morning: Coffee and pastries in Figure 8 Coffee supplier.
Figure 8 Hidden on the corner of Chicon Street, in a city full of (tons) of ridiculous quality coffee shops, offering ridiculous quality coffee. Opened in 2014, this store has a comfortable atmosphere and an outdoor terrace, perfect for spending a dreamy and relaxing summer morning.
If you are like me and never just have a drink, then go to the coffee shop and don’t miss the local places:
Where to find the best coffee in Austin:
2. Flic Coffee -Live in a cute campervan!
Noon in austin
11 o’clock in the morning: Shopping/Thrifty at S. Congress
Up and down the famous South Congress Avenue (affectionately known as SoCo), you will find some of Austin’s weirdest and coolest shops.From Austin Motel arrive Southern Congress Books, This town area is full of charming shops, full of second-hand, locally made, and environmentally conscious products.
My personal favorite place is Feather vintage, I almost bought a Doobie Brothers concert T-shirt (another story) worth $200 for my mother. Most importantly, this area is perfectly walkable.
After you have explored the whole street, I suggest you venture further and see other top antique/thrifty places!
The best antique shops in Austin:
3. Blue velvet
Noon in austin
1 pm: Enjoy lunch in Diskada
Is there a more coveted word than TACOS? Try to think about it, I dare. In Austin, you must pass at least one taco truck. Discada is my first choice because they keep it simple. Choose from 3, 5 or 8 types of beef and pork taquitos and pair them with cold Topo Chico (obvs).
Pro tip: get there early or order online to avoid the trucks being sold out before you arrive.Also, check their Instagram Any updates!
Because my taco habits are very similar to my coffee habits, here are other suggestions!
Best tacos in Austin
2. Ñoños tacos
3 pm: Explore Zirk Botanical Garden
Listen, I like art museums as much as the next girl, but when your time in Austin is limited, I encourage you to stay outdoors as much as possible.
The lovely Zilker Botanical Garden is an excellent way to achieve this goal. In addition, when you reach the highest part of Taniguchi Japanese Garden, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city center.
Another fun outdoor activity? Kayaking At Lady Bird Lake!
Austin by night
18:00: Dinner at Star Grill
Can I even call it the Austin City Guide without mentioning barbecue? Although there are many choices throughout the city, Interstellar Crossing is very good. This place is very popular and customers must place an order online 24 hours before picking up (but believe me, it’s worth it). They also provide dine-in seats!
Not in the mood for barbecue? Try these!
Best BBQ in Austin
3. DipDipDip Tatsuya (Important note: They also have a great ice cream shop)
8pm: Drinks and live music at Continental Club
There are live music performances almost every night of the week. This place is an iconic piece of Austin culture, exuding a retro atmosphere and taking you to another era.
However, in a city with such an incredible nightlife scene, it would be negligible for me to recommend only one bar.
The best bars in Austin:
1. Friends bar
3. Nickel City
4. Gin Bar – On the roof of the hotel I recommend below!
Where to stay in Austin:
After doing some research, I knew that I wanted to stay in East Austin but didn’t want a lot of traffic noise.I found at the time arrive It’s E. 6day Street. This hotel is the perfect solution because it is hidden in a soft corner of the road, but within a few minutes there are great bars and cafes. In addition, its decoration is sacred.