Okay, so not to brag, but Austin is one of the coolest places in the world. Really! It's quirky, it's fun, it's energetic and young, and it has some of the best food around!
You'll find some of the best tacos in trailer parks, and some of the sweetest love notes on the sides of buildings. It's really bizarre if you think about it!
But for any of you who aren't familiar with Austin, I wanted to share some of my favorite spots for photos and food! Here we go!
"i love you so much" Mural, South Congress
This is one of the sweetest pieces of Austin! This mural was painted on the side of a snack bar after the owner had a really rough day. The owner's girlfriend wrote this in hopes of bringing spirits up. It's been an Austin icon ever since, and is visited daily by musicians playing songs and locals taking photos. It's a perfect place for your Instagram feed ;-)
This unique chain of Cuban Tacos originated in a trailer park in Austin! I know, trailer food doesn't sound super appetizing at first, but I promise you, these are some of the BEST TACOS AROUND. There's plenty of locations spread out through Austin, so be sure to check one out. If you do decide to venture out to Torchy's, check out their secret menu online before you go. It's worth it!
"Welcome to Austin" Mural, 1st Street
This icon is plastered on practically every Austin souvenir! It's cute, quirky, and it embodies a lot of Texan landmarks. It's perfect for photos!
Pearla's, South Congress
This is my go-to place for any celebration! Pearla's has the best seafood around, and it's a super cute place to be at. You have to try their Soco Fizz Cocktail, it's one of my favorite things to get there.
Going to Zilker is always a good idea. Whether it be for a morning run, or a family picnic, it is a beautiful escape from the city, and it's always filled with smiling people. Every time I go, I see people playing sports, children playing with bubbles, and plenty of health-conscious Austinites doing crossfit. It's where the locals love to spend their evenings at!
So what are you waiting for? Pack up a picnic, and take a trip to Austin!
XOXO - Darbie