Yesterday my boyfriend Barry and I drove from Baton Rouge, LA to Austin, TX. It was about a 7 hour drive, which wasn't too bad because I had a story to write anyway! We arrived in Austin around 3 p.m. and head straight to the food! Starting (and ending) both with Mexican food!
Here's the list of places I stopped at yesterday that I HIGHLY recommend trying in Austin:
1) Chuy's: for delicious tacos, enchiladas + queso
2) Hope Outdoor Gallery: for Instagram-worthy photos, endless graffiti + a unique adventure and view of the city
3) Torchy's Tacos: for yummy breakfast tacos + Mexican cola
Guys. In Louisiana, Mexican cuisine restaurants aren't always the greatest. We're known for our cajun food & that's what we're good at. But as soon as we crossed the Texas border there were Mexican restaurants non-stop. And ya girl loves Mexican. (Especially the cheese and carbs aspect).
I would highly recommend Chuy's if you're looking for many menu options, a decent price and a super cute & artsy interior. For breakfast tacos or some yummy queso, I would recommend Torchy's Tacos.
Outside of food, the Hope Outdoor Gallery was the greatest!! It is so gorgeous and filled with amazing graffiti by local artists and visitors. We were there for about two hours just browsing all the different walls and taking it all in.
All in all it was a great day. Austin is such a beautiful city. I had no idea it was this modernized! It gives me California vibes with it's many hills and luxurious homes. Also, the people here are so friendly! Especially my Airbnb host, Drew. Our little rented flat is so cute and clean. I'll post some pics below!
I'm super excited for what today holds. So far, Barry and I climbed to the top of Mount Bonnell to catch the sunrise. It was beautiful! However, (as I said before) Austin has a lot of hills! So there were plenty of trees blocking the sun. We're thinking about catching the sunset since it will set on the to the opposite side (away from the trees.) We shall see! So that's my tip for you!
Tip: If you visit Mount Bonnell, I would recommend catching the sunset!
The view from the top is gorgeous. Also, if you're not a big hiker, no worries! The height and incline of the mount is not scary or intense at all. I honestly didn't break a sweat!
Well, I'm about to head out for the day again. Barry and I plan to get something to eat (don't know where yet!), tour the Texas state capitol, do some shopping on South Congress and maybe go swimming at Barton Springs pool.
More photos coming later!
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P.S. will attach links to locations later!
Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for more of my travel diary later!