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The Austin Guide

Beyond the capital of Texas, Austin is most notably the capital of cool in the South.

Rapid growth has become a mainstay of the Austin culture which has birthed a beautiful balance of locality and diversity. With a relatively small footprint, you can easily navigate from downtown living to hill country panoramic views and everything in between. If you are seeking a trendy new destination that embraces an active lifestyle, Austin is for you and your love.

Where to Stay

Commodore perry estate 
The ethos of this stunning hotel is feel as though you’ve arrived at the stately European estate of an old family friend.  An oasis setting in the heart of Austin, on a very private 10 acre property, this is the hotel to enjoy the “keep Austin weird” vibe all while enjoying accommodations that are poshly grand and intimate as well as beyond romantic.  This is THE  perfect place to woo your sweetheart! View on Google.

Hotel San Jose
Just up the hill of South Congress, this single level boutique hotel offers intimate onsite amenities and is only blocks away from all the action of downtown. Unique to this district, you will find yourself in Instagram heaven with familiar local views at every turn. View on Google.

Hotel Ella 
Birthed from a historic mansion, Hotel Ella has chic rooms with a beautiful private pool area to enjoy with the delectable onsite food and drinks. Only a short Uber ride from pretty much anywhere you’d like to go, Ella is a terrific Austin choice. View on Google.

Where to Eat

Emmer and Rye
Small plates that pack a big punch of scratch made seasonal flavor. If you are wanting farm fresh food made with only locally sourced ingredients, this will be one for the memory boards. The menu lives and evolves based on availability and is inspired by globally known restaurants like Noma and the French Laundry. View on Google.

Taverna Downtown
Classic Italian dishes made from scratch for you as you dine cafe style right in the heart of downtown Austin, just steps from the trails of Town Lake. The food will leave you wishing you ordered something from each section of the menu and the Baci Room will let you enjoy a cocktail to digest all the deliciousness. View on Google.

Kome’ Sushi
Truly one of a kind trendy sushi joint with a wide array of amazing authentic Japanese dishes. This is a spot you will want to save your appetite for so you can let the chefs guide you through a seasonal palate that will keep your mind open and senses expanding. View on Google.

Where to Shop

Where Austinites find their latest upscale fashion, with a wide selection of the latest trends in apparel, bags, shoes and accessories, you can easily find something for you and your Boo! You’ll be excited to model the chicest styles as you wander the music-filled streets of Austin. View on Google.

UAL Austin 
One-off high fashion finds at a fraction of the price sums up the joy that is United Apparel Liquidators (UAL). If you enjoy finding unique fashion gems from around the world, this is a stop you should certainly schedule on your trip to Austin. View on Google.

Domain Austin 
About 15 north of downtown, this shopping district is a great place to spend a good part of the day dining, drinking and shopping your way through some of the most iconic brands you’ve seen along with some local Austin favorites. View on Google.

Best Place to Watch The Sunset

Mount Bonnell
Only a short, beautiful drive from downtown, Mount Bonnell is a perfect vantage point for a wide array of iconic Austin landmarks. You can snap the 360 Bridge, overlook mansions along Lake Austin and hike a short distance to capture the total Austin skyline. View on Google.

Perfect Picnic Spot

Zilker Park
Regardless of the season, Zilker is a great place to have an outdoor adventure. With large open green spaces for a picnic, natural spring fed pools at Barton Springs and miles of hiking along the Greenbelt. Grab a portable lunch and plenty of water and dive into this amazing destination! View on Google.

Date night idea

Rainey Street
Just at the South end of the bustling downtown Austin scene, Rainey street is the newest emerging district with everything from dive bars to full music venues and amazing food from trucks to tables. You can grab your love and simply let the night come to you as you stroll your way down this electric avenue… yes we did that. View on Google.

Places to get lost in

290 Wine Trail (Fredericksburg)
You might want to plan ahead and hop on one of the many wine shuttles for this journey. Located roughly an hour from Austin, there is an ever growing trail of wineries second to only Napa in the United States. Do your research and try to plan stops at the wineries that fit your palate best as there are far too many to hit them all. View on Google.

Hidden Romantic Spot

Walking distance from all that downtown Austin has to offer, this hidden gem has a truly robust cocktail menu with a speakeasy vibe. Here you can have an array of craft mixology drinks from absinthe to apple martinis and local Austin beers. Start here and let the night guide you to an evening you can both giggle about for years to come. View on Google.

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