Austin: Part I
I'll never forget my first trip to Austin. I just hate that I didn't document it well. This time I knew I had to make a blog post. It was so magical, so wondrous, and definitely fulfilled my small wanderlust fix at the moment – so much that I may need to split this into two posts.
Although it's only a couple of hours away from Dallas, it felt like such an alternate world; one that I could sink my teeth into for sure. I just loved the lax atmosphere, the people, and all of the lush natural beauty. I love it! I'm so used to having easy access to beaches and natural landscapes that I forgot they existed (especially living in Dallas.) Boy was I wrong! Although technically not an ocean, it was nice to see a large body of water that felt as such.
Austin is an incredible place for recreational activities. We hit up quite a few spots, but I made sure to bask in each one. Here's what I had a chance to see on the first day:
This area is a given if you come to Austin. Tons of people, food and sights. It probably has the most diverse spots for entertainment so everyone should find something to enjoy.
This was one of my favorite spots! There's tons of wacky, vintage, kitschy pieces in here, and I loved every minute of it! It's definitely a go-to place to check out in the city.
UT Austin campus is beautiful! There's a lot of shops and superb places to eat in this area (including food trucks.) You might want to have a walk on Guadalupe Street for a couple of sights as well.
Graffiti Park at
This was insane! It was almost too much to take in all at once. Be prepared to see a multitude of murals, people taking selfies and lots of color. Also, probably bring some sturdy shoes. It was a task getting around there.