The capital of Texas is really an adventure. If it’s your first time traveling to Texas, Austin should be #1 on your list!

I took a weekend girls trip here with my best friend and I wish we could’ve stayed longer!

Here’s how to spend 48 hours in Austin:

Walk along Congress Street

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As you walk along Congress Street you see you have so many options! Stop at Jo’s for a coffee and pastry or Juice Austin for an amazing smoothie and continue on to local shops and restaurants!

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Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food

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Juice Austin (a storage container turned into a trendy smoothie bar!)

Visit the State Capital

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The state capital is a beautiful building filled with so much history! It it free to enter and to have a guided tour 🙂

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Pennybacker/360 Bridge Lookout Point

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The 360 Bridge supplies a fantastic view across the Colorado River! This is a short walk up a hill (not an actual hike, takes about 5 mins to get to this view point). This is a popular spot for locals and tourists, so be sure to go early for less people.

Numero 28 Pizzeria & Vineria 

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I myself love a good pizza and glass of wine; this restaurant satisfied my intense craving! The waiters are Italian (as well as the titles on the menu) and the pizza is incredible! Don’t forget to grab gelato afterwards 🙂

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6th Street 

The well known nightlife happens here! Looking to bar hop and dance the night away? You can find it on this street!


Snooze A.M. Eatery

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Best breakfast in town!

Zilker Park and Botanical Gardens

This recreational area and spans over 350 acres. Hiking, biking, kayaking, and sports are just some of the activities to do at this park! Take a stroll to the Botanical Gardens for a beautiful view.

Cafe Nena’i is a bit off the beaten path. Located in Montopolis, this South American cafe is perfect if you want to beat the heavy brunch crowds! Grab a “cafecito”, bollo, and an empanada to satisfy those taste buds. Plus you get a cute seat outside!

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If you got this far, I hope you enjoyed my commentary on the top things to do in Austin! This city is a real adventure.

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Posted by:Salina

Just an American who moved to Madrid, Spain and didn't look back. Searching for sunshine and tapas along the way :)

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