Austin Population 885,400 and Counting

Isn't there always a buzz about Austin, Texas? Not just the buzz you will have while you’re there roaming bars, music venues, restaurants and haunted historical sites. But a true buzz, like add to your list of travel plans kind of buzz. To some, Austin has become a version of Los Angeles. To others it’s just a quirky city with spontaneous action and fun bursting at the seams musically & socially. There’s an assortment of creative events and festivals that take place in addition to the radical vibes throughout the streets making it an alluring destination. One might want to carve out more than a weekend for a visit in order to get the full experience that Austin has in its bag of tricks. Here are some things you should keep on your radar. As always, the key to a solid trip is to live like a local.

 

Events:

South By Southwest Film & Music Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Texas Book Festival and Eeyore’s Birthday Party.

Restaurants & Grub:

Eastside Showroom, Odd Duck, Fork & Taco, Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile Franklin BBQ

Coffee Shops:

Once Over Coffee Bar, Cenote, Jo’s Coffee, Mozart’s Coffee, Halcyon Coffee Bar and Lounge

Bars:

Yellow Jacket Social Club, Barbarella, Liberty Bar, Midnight Cowboy, Lustre Pearl, Bar Congress, Hotel San Jose Bar

Hotels:

Driskell Hotel, Hotel Ella, Lone Star Court, W Austin, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Kimber Modern, Hotel San Jose, The Mansion at Judges’ Hill, Heywood Hotel, The Casulo