5 Cool Places to Visit in Austin, Texas

5 Cool Places to Visit in Austin, TX featured by popular travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels

Hey hey!  I was recently in Austin for work and got a chance to try out some great places and some great food with work friends.  I love Austin, and there is never a shortage of things to do in the area.  I could spend so much time there and still only scratch the surface.  My last work trip to Austin, Leighton was with me so my trip involved a lot of swimming, shopping and eating cupcakes, so it was nice to try out some different things this trip.

5 Fun Places to Visit in Austin, TX

1.)  Go to Moonshine Grill for brunch.  They have a pretty good sized menu, and seriously everything looked amazing!  I had the steak and eggs, but I really wish I could have a sampler of everything on the menu!

2.)  Try Coopers BBQ.  The original is Llano, but their new location is Austin has plenty to offer too.  They have the best brisket I’ve ever tried, and the place is huge.  They have a bar upstairs and downstairs and an outdoors dining area too.  I went with a big group of work colleagues and we sat upstairs and listened to a band.  It was such a fun night!

3.)  Walk down Rainey Street.  This street has been revitalized and houses turned into bars and restaurants.  It has such a fun vibe, and you’ll see plenty of people walking, riding bikes or even riding a scooter there.

4.)  Go kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake.  While I was in town for work, I saw SO many people in the lake each time I drove over the bridge.  I couldn’t believe how many people were out on the water, but it’s the perfect thing to do in this heat!

5.)  Stay downtown at Hotel Van Zandt.  This hotel is stunning.  It combines Austin’s music scene in details throughout the hotel like the trumpet chandeliers, music chords on the wallpaper and signed posters of the one and only Willie.  And the room!  The views overlooking the river and downtown were gorgeous, and look at that view from the bathroom.  It was hard to leave.

If you’re in the Austin area, make sure you check out Hotel Van Zandt and my favorites in the area.  I’ve only been a few times for work, so I still have so much more exploring to do.  I would love to hear what you’re favorite places are in Austin so I can add them to my list for my next trip!

What about you? What are your favorite places to visit in Austin? Let me know in a comment below so I can go there next time I visit!

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  1. vickie

    Wow this place looks amazing. I need a view like that from my tub! Will definitely be checking this hotel out next visit and some of these restaurants too.

  2. vickie

    What a beautiful place! I would love to have a view like that fron my tub! Will check out some of these restarounts too next time I’m in Austin.

  3. Jessica

    These are all such great suggestions! My brother just moved to Austin a year ago and we have been dying to visit him. Definitely saving this for when we do!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  4. Danielle

    I have never been to the state of Texas believe it or not! My husband just got back from a bachelor party there though and absolutely loved Austin!

    xx, Danielle

  5. Liz

    What a gorgeous hotel! I’ve heard such amazing things about Austin too – need to plan a visit 🙂

  6. Candace

    I’ve only been to ATX a couple of times and always find new things to explore each time I go. Looks like I have some things to add to my list for next time!

  7. McKenna

    Austin is one of my all time favorite cities! Such a cool place!

  8. Rachel

    I am ITCHING to go to Austin! I have a wedding in Dallas in the spring so I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to head to Austin, too. Adding all of these places to my list!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

  9. Amanda

    That hotel looks SO cool! I’ve been wanting to visit, it seems like such a cool town (and um, BBQ– yes please!)

  10. Brittany

    I’ve always wanted to visit Austin!!! I’ll def have to check these places out!!

    Brittany,
    http://www.lawyerlookbook.com

  11. Rita

    Thanks for sharing your suggestions. We are planning to visit this place soon. This is helpful.

  12. Tomi Obebe

    I’ve loved Austin from afar for years! I can’t wait to visit one day.