Everything You Need To Know About Spring in the Weirdest City in Texas
Some people know it as “Hippie Haven”. Others know it as the “Live Music Capital of the World”. Some simply know it as “ATX”.
We’re talking about the up and coming, picturesque, Texas capital: Austin. With world famous music festivals, restaurants that will make foodies feel as though they are in heaven, and plenty of reasons to “Keep Austin Weird”, this city in the heart of the Lone Star State has something that can engage everyone.
What to Do:
South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual festival for interactive media (March 11-15), film (March 11-19), and music (March 15-20). This year, X Ambassadors will be headlining and there will even be a night devoted to K-POP!
2. Hamilton Pool
When the dome of an underground river collapsed, Hamilton Pool was created. Pack a picnic and go swimming in this natural swimming pool surrounded by waterfalls.
4. Hippie Hollow
If you’re feeling extra adventurous and courageous, take a chance on Hippie Hollow Park, the only legally recognized clothing-optional public park in all of Texas!
5. Longhorn Caverns
Riddled with legends and mystery, this geological masterpiece is by far one of the most unique places in the world.
Where to Stay:
– Budget hotel!!
– Free parking and a heated pool on-site
2. Sleep Inn & Suites Austin – Northeast
– This low key hotel is just 6 miles from UT Austin and just 9 miles from Lady Bird Lake
– Another budget hotel!!
– Free parking, weekday happy-hour drinks, and a hot breakfast buffet are available
– Free breakfast!
– All-day coffee and a shuttle to the airport
– Upgraded rooms have balconies and some even have jacuzzi tubs
– Eleven on-site tennis courts, world-class golf courses, and indoor AND outdoor pools with poolside bars!
Where to Eat & Drink:
Get drunk on their famous, life-changing margaritas, salsa, guacamole, and nachos
Come for the coffee, stay for the hipsters at this bar/cafe joint just next to the UT campus.
3. Franklin BBQ
You may be waiting in a painfully long line, but there are few things in life worth the wait like a meal from Franklin BBQ
4. Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food Cafe
As the Austin Chronicle so eloquently put it, Nubian Queen Lola‘s serves up the best Cajun food “this side of heaven”.
5. Dirty Sixth
Sixth Street is part of the entertainment district, known both for its history as well as its crazy, fun, and bad-decision-filled nightlife.
So, for a great trip to kickoff spring, go Keep Austin Weird!
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