Girls Gone Texas -- A weekend in Austin






Courtney and I spent last weekend in Austin and after reading a lot of how to spend a weekend in Austin guides, we thought we'd share how we spent a weekend in January in Austin. Overall we had a wonderful time, I think our only regret was not buy tickets to the show we wanted to go to before hand, but we ended up a cool bar instead. 

Friday night


Beers at Craft Pride -  a nice surprise that it was fairly chilled. They only carry beers from
Texas, so it’s a good place to go if you want to sample a lot of local beers. They also have
a big patio for live music and a pizza truck.


Courtney after a few beers 


Tacos at a Sirena Taco Truck on Rainey Street - pretty good and cheap.


Sleeping: The W Hotel is in a central spot in downtown, lots of good places within
walking distance.


Willie Nelson statue next to the W hotel


Saturday

Morning: 

Run along the Colorado River on the Ann and Roy Butler Bike and Hike Trail.
Despite the trail being pretty popular it didn’t feel overly crowded.


Stevie Ray Vaughan seen on my run 


Coffee at Caffe Medici - decent coffee at a chill location close to the hotel.


ModCloth has a storefront in Austin, where you are able to try everything on in the
store and then they ship your order to you. This is perfect if you are traveling because
you don’t have to worry about packing extra stuff and since I am from Oregon I didn’t
have to pay sales tax since it was being shipped to my house.


Lunch at BBQ Revolution - Vegan BBQ. Austin is known for their BBQ but if you are
vegetarian or vegan I highly recommend BBQ Revolution while your meat loving friends
enjoy BBQ elsewhere.








Afternoon:


Shopping and people watching on South Congress



Walk around the UT campus and visit the Blanton Museum of Art

Inside the Blanton Museum of Art

Coffee at Lucky Lab Coffee



Beer tasting at Hops & Grain and Blue Owl Brewing



Evening:


Dinner at Las Condesa (modern Mexican food and fancy queso)


Show at Barracuda - Tribute to Dolly Parton. It was Dolly Parton’s birthday
and we thought we would be able to get a ticket at the door. We underestimated
Dolly Parton’s popularity in Austin, the show was sold out.  


We tried to check out Mohawk for a show, but it was super crowded.


We ended up getting drinks at a chill cocktail bar Rio Rita (win!), which was
recommended by a friend.  



Sunday

I did a short run; Courtney grabbed coffee at Houndstooth Coffee

Courtney keeping Austin Weird 

Breakfast tacos at Veracruz. Yum!


Stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

selfie at Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center 


Beer tasting at Jester King (more of walking around and checking it out -- sour beers, not our thing)
Courtney in front of one of the bars at Jester King


restrooms at Jester King


Beer tasting and Chicken Shit Bingo at Last Stand Brewing  - also the Pink Boots were there,
which are women brewers.


Chicken shit bingo


Late lunch tacos and queso at Guero’s Taco Bar.


Honestly, it was a laid back weekend, which was what we both wanted. It was great to
hang out on a nice weekend (although, the wind was whipping on Saturday)

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