Austin La Vista Baby; Traveling Recap!

This past January I visited Austin for the first, but not currently my last time! One of my best friends hosted her bachelorette weekend there because she wanted to turn her bachleorette into pretty much a girls trip, to a place she’s never been, and a majority of us either. The toss ups were, Palm Springs, CA, camping at Joshua Tree in CA, Las Vegas, or Austin.

I secretly wanted Austin or Palm Springs. I’ve never been to Austin and Palm Springs is always a good idea. Given the season of her bachlorette, Joshua Tree would have been too cold, and majority of the consensus pretty much didn’t care too much for Las Vegas. Pretty much, when you’re California, Las Vegas is just something to do, every one of us have been to Vegas before so that sorta seemed to be the last choice for all of us. Anyway, the bride picked Austin and we packed our bags and headed for a 4 day, 3 night trip to Austin, TX!

The weather during the month of January was quite chilly, during the day it was between 45 to high 50s, and evenings it would drop into the mid 30s. Everyday I did wear a light jacket or a long sleeve. At night, I would wear my warmest jacket.

Here is a recap of what happened that weekend. I’ll leave the bachelorette activities to a  minimum.

Where we stayed:

Where we ate:

  • Sophia’s Austin
  • Amy’s Ice Creams
  • Biscuits + Gravy
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Gourdough’s
  • Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
  • The Tasty Spoon
  • DK Maria’s Legendary Tex-Mex

What we saw:

  • Graffiti Park — Known as Austin’s biggest symbol. There is rumors spiraling that it will be demolished by June and will be relocated elsewhere.
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park
  • Walked along Bouldin Creek
  • Welcome to Austin Sign
  • Robert Stanley’s House
  • Walked along — where Gordoughs is

Where we partied:

  • Downtown – 6th Street (west, east, dirty)
    • Variety to food, bars, lounges, clubs. Depends on your interest
  • Rainey Street – described as “an adorable, neighborhood-y street, filled with craftsman houses that are all actually bars, string-light covered patios, food trucks, craft cocktails, and a constant stream of both locals and not-locals looking to party.”
    • Casual, no dress code
  • Peche’s Sinful Cocktails & Cuisine
  • Summit Rooftop Lounge – EDM/hip-hop
    • Attire: Dress Up

Things we couldn’t do but wish we had time to:

  • Beer/wine tasting
  • Horseback riding (further out of the city)
  • Water Rafting (but that was because the temperature was pretty cold)

Tips: Renting a car is almost necessary if you aren’t too close to downtown and plan to do some exploration. We rented a large van that fit all 7 of us comfortably. We did uber to a few spots because we drank.

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