The Non-Housewives: Currently Loving....Austin!
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Currently Loving....Austin!

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I traveled to Austin for the first time last week and fell in love with this city! The weather, the food and the people were awesome! We had a team offsite there and I stayed two nights and had 3 jam packed days of learning and experiencing Austin.

Here were the highlights:
Here's me on the Bike Tour
1 - It's super dog friendly! I don't have a dog, nor do I want one, but I like to enjoy other people's pets! We went to Bangers for dinner one night, and most of the seating at this restaurant is outdoors. Although it was a little chilly for Austin (mid-50s) this place was packed. Next to the outdoor seating is a dog park, so your dog can make friends and socialize while you enjoy Banger's sausage and beer selection.

2 - If you're visiting Austin, take a bike tour. We toured with the Austin Bike Tour company and it was a ton of fun.  I hung out towards the back of group (because i was afraid of falling off my bike and embarrassing myself :) so I didn't get to hear too much from the tour guide, but it was still a really unique way to see the city. There is a huge trail that goes around the city. Even on a chilly day, we passed tons of walkers, joggers and doggies! I think I'm going to do this more often when I visit new cities.

3 - BBQ heaven! If you like BBQ, you'll have lots of food options in Austin! We went to Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, which was delicious, but outside of Austin, about a 40 min drive with traffic. There are a lot of options inside the city you could walk to.

4 - The music! We went to a small bar called Icenahuer's after dinner and listened to The Jack Burton Trio playing throwback tunes. They rocked it out on the patio!

5 - Rainey street - This reminded me so much of New Orleans. Tons of open air bars with great drinks and live music. Apparently there is a bar called the 'Container Bar' that is literally made out of shipping containers. I didn't' make it there but my coworkers said it was awesome. I'd love to hit up a few of these bars next time I'm in town.

I wish the boys could have joined me on this work trip - maybe next time!

xoxo 

6 comments:

  1. Austin is a great city. I have not been able to spend a lot of time there, but the time I have was very fun. I definitely would go back again!

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  2. Sounds like a really good time! And I always love some good BBQ :D Thanks for sharing your suggestions.

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  3. I would love to visit that restaurant with the dog park next door. We sat at the dog park and socialize with friends. How cool to be eating at the same time.

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  4. I've been to both Dallas and Houston, but never Austin. It seems like a really cool place to visit.

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  5. What a great experience. Austin is truly a wonderful place to be.

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  6. It sounds wonderful. I love anyplace with great BBQ.

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