Spring in Austin is a real treat.
As you guys already know from my monthly news post, I was fortune enough to spend part of my spring break in the artsy, fun, and vibrant capital of Texas. Despite some, erm, erratic weather, spring in Austin was an awesome choice for me, because it served as a reminder that I shouldn’t “write off” domestic travel. The United States has many fascinating places worth time and money. And domestic travel is especially awesome when you’re paying ridiculous rent in New Jersey. Cough.
I want to share some of my best Austin photos with you, so you’ll consider a trip to this unique city, especially in spring. Even though I had some rain, the locals told me that I picked one of the best times of year to visit (apparently the heat is insane in the summer); mild temperatures, green everywhere, flowers, puffy clouds, ahhhh, I wish I could go back!
First I’ll take you on a stroll through East Cesar Chavez/Holly where my hostel was located and then we’ll sweep through Downtown and South Austin.
This neighborhood had a lot of funky colored houses with even funkier lawn decorations. Just walking around the streets felt like an outdoor art museum. I wish I wasn’t so lazy about home decor!
Now let’s go on a journey to Austin’s downtown. Downtown is where all the major tourist attractions – such as the Capitol Building and museums – are located.
What trip to Austin would be complete without a stroll around the University of Texas (at Austin, obviously)? The university is conveniently located in the downtown area and has a lot of cool attractions – including the LBJ Presidential Library, Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, and UT Tower.
En route to South Austin, a stroll along S. Congress Ave Bridge and the Colorado River is a must! Since it was spring, jasmines were everywhere and the scent infiltrated the air. Lovely!
But don’t forget to spray something awesome on the HOPE Outdoor Gallery before departing the Downtown core! I wish I was a better artist, haha. I need to practice.
And finally, my favorite part of Austin was South Austin, particularly Bouldin and South Congress. Amazing homes, delicious food trucks (including the best donut I ever had at Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts), and quirky shops! I had no problem spending money here!
I want this house. Does someone want to buy it for me? Any volunteers? No? Come on, guys…
And I wanted to buy everything in this well known bookstore. Be still my beating literary heart.
Have you ever been to Austin? Do you plan on visiting Austin in the near future? What are your favorite “spring time” destinations? Share in the comments!