United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report http://www.healthbuzzer.com/endovex-male-enhancement/
  2. 2 Trip Report Trip Report 2012 : 11 wonderful days in Alaska
  3. 3 North Rim, Page, Bryce & Zion Advice
  4. 4 fairfeld inn or Hampton inn
  5. 5 What type of hire car for Nat Parks in UT, AZ
  6. 6 Gate1 8 Day Grand Canyon tour review/ Comments
  7. 7 Middle aged and overweight - can I hike
  8. 8 Seattle and Vancouver/Victoria
  9. 9 Alaska cruise
  10. 10 Spur of the moment Chicago advice.
  11. 11 Sonoma
  12. 12 Family Colorado Road Trip
  13. 13 ONLY 2 DAYS IN WILLIAMSBURG
  14. 14 New Orleans
  15. 15 Maui Bed and Breakfast
  16. 16 Cruise to Alaska. Ports- Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria
  17. 17 Colorado Forest Die Off - How Awful Is It? Should We Visit Elsewhere?
  18. 18 Kentucky Derby Shuttle
  19. 19 Lowkey, waterfront, natural area for winter months--no high rises
  20. 20 Southwest/California NP roadtrip advice needed.
  21. 21 Walking Safety Near Boston Common
  22. 22 Trip Report Hiking, Horses, Having fun: Family Adventure in Yellowstone & Grand Teton
  23. 23 Need advice-Early June Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake
  24. 24 VRBO is now charging renters a service fee--What's up?
  25. 25 AR State Parks
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Trip Report (Ongoing): A Month in Austin

Jump to last reply

I'm in Austin for a month (and I've been twice before for weekend trips), and while I'm not a typical tourist here, I thought I'd post some of my experiences here to help others out. I'll be adding to this thread as the month goes on. I will also link to my blog where it's relevant, where I have photos and some more commentary.

Favorite places/suggestions so far:
1. Continental Club. One of my favorite places for live music, such an eclectic old-time Austin atmosphere, and always great bands, usually of the country-western variety, although not always. They even have day time music on saturday afternoon, and usually pretty low cover charge. More: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/01/quintessential-continental.html

2. Food trucks. I realize this is a kind of general category, but so many of them are good that if you're driving around and see one, chances are it's pretty good. I haven't gotten to sample that many yet, but Izzoz tacos on 1st street was really good. There are a whole group of them there at 1503 S. 1st street. There is also another group on S. Congress, and one over o on the East Side where there is supposed to be a good fish n'chips one (Bits and Druthers). Downtown are a lot too, for the workin' folks. I have read that Koreanos is supposed to be a great asian/mexican fusion truck. More: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/01/meals-on-wheels.html

3. Breakfast tacos. You need to try some of these as I've never seen them outside of Austin. I like the ones from Taco Deli a lot. But they are all over.

4. Same goes for Migas - amazing concoction of tortillas and egg. I'm a fan of them at Kerbey Lane, but again, not hard to find. And I will post more when I try more.

5. South Congress street. Home of the aforementioned Continental Club, the wonderful Amy's ice cream, and overpriced boot stores. Must stroll around here. If you have time, have lunch/brunch at South Congress Cafe. Also great pizza at Home Slice - the margherita might be one of the best ever.

6. Salt Lick BBQ. The original is about 45 minutes outside of town but you must go!! Best BBQ, great atmosphere. More: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2011/10/original-farm-to-texas-table.html

7. Drive up to the Oasis for drinks at sunset time. The food is not good but the view is worth the drive.

6.And after all that eating...running/walking on Town Lake (now called Lady Bird Lake). Such a beautiful trail, with lots of people out with their dogs or on bikes. Great way to see the city. Some pictures: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/01/swan-lake.html

More to come!

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement