Reasons we love Austin and why you should too

For the Foodies

Headquarters to Whole Foods is in Austin: Whole Foods

Our favorite Mexican restaurant: Vivo’s

Traditional Austin eats: Magnolia’s , Kerby Lane Cafe Austin Java

Tex Mex: Chuy’s , Trudy’s (try the Mexican martini!)

South American: Casa Colombia

Awesome breakfast tacos: Taco Deli and The Tamale House

Ice cream: Amy’s! Greg and I went here on our first date and it definitely sealed the deal. I can’t begin to tell you how great it is.

For the Coffee Drinkers

I can rattle off at least twenty coffee shops (Austin has like…100) but I’ll start you off with these jewels: Dominican Joe’s, Clementine’s (great paninis), Genuine Joe’s Coffee, Progress (great steel-cut oatmeal),  and Mozart’s (go for the view if nothing else).

For the Athletes (or Athletes-In-Training)

Go out walking, running, biking or kayaking at Lady Bird Lake, formerly known as Town Lake

Rent a bike and hit the trails (see above): The Bicycle Shop

If it’s warm (it’s Texas after all) go swimming.  The water at the springs stays at an average 68 degrees a year: Barton Springs. Better yet, go for a run and then hit the springs.

For the Movie Buffs

Enjoy a movie while being served a meal and a beer: Alamo Drafthouse. Very popular Austin past time.

For the Shoppers

Visit the other famous zip code, 78704, otherwise known as SoCo, and hit a bunch of the local shops: South Congress Avenue

High end shopping more your style? The Domain or Barton Creek Mall

We really hope these suggestions can help you plan a great visit to Austin. Anyone living in Austin, or has visited Austin, is welcome to add some recommendations in the reply box below.

One response to “Reasons we love Austin and why you should too

  1. Lee Gibson

    East Side Cafe!

    http://www.eastsidecafeaustin.com/

    One of my favorite restaurants on Earth.

    I also have a soft spot for Mangia Pizza and the Hula Hut.

    (yes. The soft spot is my belly. Thanks for asking.)

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