We went to Austin back in 2015 and it is still lingers as one of our favorite towns. We had such a blast in just a short amount of time! You can read about our full road trip story on our Blog Post. Since this place holds such a special spot in our hearts we wanted to write a 48 hour, "can't miss" guide to your visit so you don't miss a thing in the Capital, Live Music City in the heart of Texas!
Some Texas History
Austin is the Capitol of Texas and the eleventh most populous city in the United States. It is situated on the Colorado River in Central Texas and is constantly bustling with growth and activity. Austin is known for its love of the arts and music too. Known as the Live Music Capital City of the World, it is said to have more music venues per capita than any other American city. It is home to the University of Texas and the Austin spurs just to name a few accredited sports entertainments, but sports and music is just a pinch of what this great city has to offer. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in America and those residing in the area call themselves "Austinites." Rich in history, arts, food, and entertainment, Austin continues to thrive and grow each and every day, pushing it to the top of many folks bucket lists.
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Photo Worthy Locations
Austin is one of our favorite cities for taking pictures with an abundance of great opportunities to snap a good photo. Going back to the artistic culture of the town there are murals all over the city that make for some humorous poses (and people watching) as well as lots of incredible natural vistas (like Lake Travis). It's always a good sign when there are so many moments in one spot that you want to capture and freeze to keep with you.
1. Planet K "Texas" Mural
2. The Oasis - Sunsets over a Yummy Dinner
3. Willie Nelson Statue
4. Texas Star
5. "You're my Butter Half" Mural - United Way for Greater Austin Building
6. "I Love You So Much" Mural - 2nd St. District Jo's Coffee Shop
7. Congress Bridge
8. Lake Travis
9. Texas State Capitol
We hope you enjoy your visit to Austin!
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