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Will you be planning a trip to Austin during the week of South by South West? There are many places off the beaten path to shop, eat, drink and stay. This Austin travel guide will have you venturing off and visiting some of the local eateries and shops that are enjoyed by Austinites.
Don’t reserve your stay at the Best Western, the Holiday Inn or any of the other commercialized hotels. The Heywood and San Jose boutique hotels are both small, quaint and will give the home away from home feeling. You will be in walking distance from the infamous 6th street, local eateries, downtown, the convention center and the Lady Bird Lake. The San Jose hotel also hosts events that’s put on by the community and culture influencers such as this one.
Eat as the locals do; it’s all about the tacos and food trucks. Tocodeli strives to bring you the best tacos from locally sourced organic, and responsibly sourced ingredients. Their food is made in-house and they offer mouth-watering delicious taco choices. Tacodeli also has choices for vegans and vegetarians. If you enjoy rock bands, art and Asian cuisine then hit up the East Side King’s food truck. They serve delicious and creative menu choices from Curry Buns to Sapparo Beer Bacon Miso Soup. East Side Kings currently has four locations and each one offers different hours, menu items and vibes.
There is more to Austin’s bar scene than 6th street. Don’t get me wrong, 6th street is nice if you enjoy drunken college kids and dive bars, but there are plenty bars in the city that will give you nothing less than a good time. Try some day drinking at Banger’s because what’s better than getting a mid-day buzz? Enjoy a variety of sausage based dishes and an endless selection of beers. The Container Bar is a unique night spot where you’ll be surrounded by creative types in cool shipping crates while listening to the featured band of the night.
Lastly, skip the mall during your stay in Austin. By George a boutique located on North Lamar boulevard offers contemporary clothing from hard to find brands. They are keen on giving its customers the best experience with expert styling advice and a tailored shopping experience. If you’re into vintage and are searching for one of a kind items make it your mission to stop by Uncommon Objects located in Austin’s SoCo (South Congress) district. No matter where you look you’ll find something that you’ll want to take home. They carry only the best of the quirkiest and most unique vintage pieces. It’s literally like walking through your grandmother’s house.
What are some of your Go-To spots in Austin?
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