The PS ladies recently went on a weekend getaway to Austin, TX and had an amazing time! If you are looking for a fun, new place to explore look no further. Check out all the fun things we were able to do and see!
Where to Stay:
Sixth Street is definitely a great place to be. You’ll hear a lot about it if you research a vacation to Austin. Also known as “Dirty Sixth Street”, it has all the restaurants, bars and live music you could want. West Sixth is a bit trendier and has a range of ages, while East Sixth has a grungier, younger crowd. If you choose to stay a couple streets away from here you are still able to walk everywhere, but we wanted to be right in the thick of things.
Hotel Recommendations: The W, The Line, Aloft
Where to Eat:
The food was wonderful! There is such a mix of cuisines and atmospheres. No matter what you are in the mood for, you’ll find it in Austin. Here’s a few of our favorite spots:
Eureka – 6th Street
This place had the most amazing, glazed brussels sprouts. (We’re still dreaming about them.) We sat at the bar and ordered a few appetizers and a couple glasses of wine for happy hour. Great price, casual feel, awesome decor, friendly service.
Walton’s Fancy and Staple – 6th Street
This was the cutest breakfast/lunch/coffee spot! We loved it so much the first day we came back the next day. It had a vintage, homey feel to it. The decor is black, white and natural woods with rustic touches everywhere. They sell plants and flowers alongside their chalkboard menu full of fresh entrees, coffee drinks and pastries. The prices were very reasonable too. You order at the counter and can take it to-go or grab a table and wait for them to bring out your food.
Fixe – 5th Street
This is where we went for our romantical date. The atmosphere in here was amazing as well! There were tabletops made from giant, wood slabs, candlelit booths, and bistro lights strung under a pergola. The upscale, Southern food was to die for. We ordered fried chicken, beet salad, crispy catfish and heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese. We were gushing over how fresh everything tasted. We definitely recommend this for a date night or when you’re feeling fancy, dark, romantic vibes.
What to Do:
Morning starter: SoulCycle Austin + Royal Blue Grocery latte
After that, we figured a great way to spend our Saturday afternoon was biking around Barton Springs. We knew we wanted to ride bikes around the city and explore but weren't sure where to start. A local recommended Barton Springs and it did not disappoint. We used the Jump app and paid $4 for an hour of leisurely biking. These bikes are awesome because they are part electric and give you a tiny boost every time you pedal. We rode on a tree-covered path around the water and saw people enjoying tubing, paddle boarding, picnicking and more. We’ve already decided when we go back to Austin we’re going to spend an entire afternoon paddle boarding and lounging here.
Where to Party:
Ah, the best for last. Austin has amazing nightlife and a wide variety of bars. As we mentioned above, Sixth Street has lots of bars and live music, but has a bit of a grunge factor. Still a lot of fun, but we preferred the ever-so-popular Rainey Street. It is the cutest street, lined with old houses turned into bars. Every bar has a front patio dripping in strung, bistro lights. They were all packed with friendly handsome locals and tourists. They all had great music, upbeat atmospheres, but very comfortable and inviting at the same time. Here were some of the best places to grab a drink:
We also went to Soundwave, a pool party that takes place every Sunday at the W Austin. It had a rooftop pool on the 4th floor with an awesome DJ, friendly staff and great people watching. This was the perfect way to wrap up our amazing weekend.
Have you been to Austin? Let me know your favorite spots and we’ll definitely check them out when we go back. (Um, can that be right now??)