weekend itinerary in austin, texas

48 (ish) Hour Itinerary in Austin, Texas: 

No matter how many places I travel to, Austin will always be my favorite destination. I went to college in Austin, so that might have something to do with it, but I think it is so much more than that. There is something about the cool, relaxed vibe, the abundant activities, & the beautiful nature that makes Austin so great.

I have compiled my list of favorite things to do & created a weekend itinerary that I follow on the regular… Now that I say that, I realized I should probably branch out. But, I won’t. Whoops. 

Friday:

Primetime burger from Hopdoddy - don't forget the fries & queso
Primetime burger from Hopdoddy – don’t forget the fries & queso
  • Dinner

    • Stand in a well-worth it line for a burger from Hopdoddy’s… Don’t forget the Pretzel+Nutella milkshake and the queso!
  • Activity

    • Head to 6th Street to roam the street & head into the bars. My favorite is Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar ($5 cover); the energy in there is always amazing. 
    • If you aren’t into the bar scene, check out the concert list at Stubb’s, which is a staple concert venue in Austin.

 

 

 

 

Saturday:

cashew milk coffee from forthright 
cashew milk coffee from forthright 
  • Activity

    • Head to Barton Springs for a freezing dip in the natural spring water
  • Brunch

    • Tacos at Torchy’s Tacos Food Truck on South 1st (Order the best queso of your life + the Matador, which is off the secret menu – bet you didn’t know about it, did ya?).
    • Walk a block away to Gourdough’s Food Truck for a life-changing donut (you will need to share or don’t… but don’t come running to me when you have a sugar-overload)
torchy's taco original food truck
torchy’s taco original food truck
off-the-secret menu matador taco + queso at torchy's 
off-the-secret menu matador taco + queso at torchy’s 
my nutty valentine donut at gourdough's
my nutty valentine donut at gourdough’s
my nutty valentine doughnut from gordough's - promise there is a donut under there 
my nutty valentine doughnut from gordough’s – promise there is a donut under there 
  • Activity

    • Head 1 block over to South Congress St. to check out the unique shops (my favorites are Uncommon Goods, Big Top Candy Shop, & Monkey See Monkey Do).
    • Take a picture with the “I love you so much” graffiti, plus grab an Iced Turbo at Jo’s Coffee.
you want all of it? am i right?
you want all of it? am i right?
i love you sign on south congress- because if you don't, how will anyone ever know you were in Austin?
i love you sign on south congress- because if you don’t, how will anyone ever know you were in Austin?
where will you find a wall full of dinosaur succulents anywhere else?
where will you find a wall full of dinosaur succulents anywhere else?
truffle cacio e pepe at foreign & domestic 
truffle cacio e pepe at foreign & domestic 
  • Activity

    • Go to the bar across the street for innovative cocktails at drink.well

Sunday:

  • Brunch

  • Activity

    • If you have access to a boat (there are a number of places to rent one), boat around Lake Austin & stop at Abel’s on the Lake for a Texas Tea (you’ll probably only need one).
    • If you want to be more active, go for a run around Town Lake & then rent some paddle boards to cool down.
lake austin boat days at sunset
lake austin boat days at sunset
bevo teas from abel's on the lake
bevo teas from abel’s on the lake
  • Snack

    • Snow cones from SnoBeach (unless you go for a boat day)
  • Activity

    • Watch the bats come out from the bat bridge at sunset (kind of creepy, but mostly COOL)
    • Or, if you took my Lake Austin boat advice, stop by Mount Bonnell on the way back to the city to watch the sunset
bats coming out from under the bridge (photo cred: Mo, my brother)
bats coming out from under the bridge (photo cred: Mo, my brother)
just a bunch of goobers in love on mount bonnell
just a bunch of goobers in love on mount bonnell
  • Dinner

    • Uchi (Best meal of your life! Feel free to ask me what to order because it can be confusing for first-timers)
      • P.S.- I am SO sorry I don’t have photos… How dare me? Honestly, photos won’t do it justice, but I will try to go back & take photos because you asked…. 

What are your favorite things to see/do/eat in Austin? Comment below – I would love to check it out! 

xoxo, 

shushu

1 thought on “weekend itinerary in austin, texas

  1. Hopdoddy’s was the best recommendation ever! I wish i got to try the donut though! That looks amaaaaazing

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