Austin, Texas

“Keep Austin Weird”

360 Overlook; Austin, TX

Traveling during a pandemic was a little daunting I won’t lie, but I felt safe in Austin. Most activities were outdoors and everyone wore masks and followed guidelines. This definitely made it easier to feel relaxed and enjoy being reunited with friends.

The first length of the trip was spent with friends and we jammed as much fun as we possibly could into the 3 days we had together.

Day 1

We flew into Austin in the morning so we had an entire day ahead of us. We grabbed some tacos at Tacodeli, then headed to Mount Bonnell to get a good view of the Austin skyline. After that we settled in our Airbnb and got ready for dinner. We headed to the Hula Hut for happy hour where we all got drinks, nachos and queso. If you ever get the chance to eat/drink there, the strawberry coconut mojito is super refreshing. Later that night we went out to Unbarlievable where we had our own table outside.

Day 2

Friday the guys and girls split up. The girls and I decided to go paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake. We rented paddle boards from Live Love Paddle for only $20 an hour. The weather was absolutely perfect. After paddle boarding we all reunited at Zilker Park. We then headed home to get ready for the night.

Day 3

We started the third day off with some breakfast tacos, a staple in Austin, at least that’s what I’m told. Then we headed to Lake Travis to hop on a boat for the day. Later that night I order way too much barbeque for all of us at Terry Blacks that we probably could have eaten for a week straight but it was a must since it was their last night in Texas.

Day 4

My friends left. * sobs*. Anyway, I got to spend the day with my friend & his roommate who took me on a nice tour of Austin. I love sight seeing! They took me around the hills to see some very luxurious houses. Then we went to Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve where we saw some peacocks aka p-foul. Then we went on a very long walk on the Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail on Lady Bird Lake. After our stroll we headed to South Congress for some shopping where I surprisingly bought nothing. Our last stop was the 360 Overlook by the Pennybacker Bridge where the view was unreal.

Day 5

My sister arrived and we checked into the Lone Star Court. The cutest hotel ever honestly. We then drove around in our rental car, Sparky. To celebrate her birthday we had a delicious dinner at Moonshine Grill.

Day 6

Day 6 was our best day at Magnolia Market at the Silos which I linked a separate blog post for if you want to check it out.

Day 7

Our last day we got breakfast tacos again at the Hideaway Then we hit South Congress, the Capital Building, and went for one last walk by Lady Bird Lake. To close off a great trip we had drinks with my friend at our hotel.

And now…. the vlog. Give it a watch. Hopefully it is clear.

Thanks for reading & watching!

Always,

Ari ❤


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