When someone asked me, “Where is your favorite place to vacation, in the United States?” I would often answer, “Vegas, Baby!” or “I love South Beach.” However, recently, I have discovered a new favorite place to visit–Austin, TX.
I am known for finding the night life regardless of where my travels take me. Many might think that there is no way I could find an awesome night life in Austin, TX. Think again! Should you ever find yourself wanting to vacation outside of the normal Florida, Las Vegas, or California, please consider visiting Austin, TX.
I took a short getaway trip to Austin, TX and I fell in love at first sight with this quaint city with a beautiful view and a cool vibe. I checked myself into the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. This hotel had just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that offered me a newly designed sleeping room, updated lobby with a fabulous bar, and a pool where I could take relaxation to the next level. The Sheraton was centrally located to everything that I needed for my short getaway.
If you are ever in Austin, TX, please do not leave without dining at The Oasis Restaurant–Sunset Capital of Texas. When I arrived, the line was out the door. However, it moved fairly quickly and before I knew it, I was sitting on one of many decks overlooking the water and anticipating the sunset. The food was great and the drinks were awesome. Both great companions for the guest of honor–the sunset. The atmosphere was relaxing and the view was breath-taking. Another great place that I dined while in Austin was Manuels that boast having award winning Mexican cooking and I found it to be true. The food was great and the Pina Colada was heaven. You cannot leave Texas without checking out their BBQ, so I made a visit to the Stubb’s Bar-B-Q. Being from Tennessee, I had to try out Texas BBQ. Different taste, but still great!
I spent my night life on 6th Street. The best known street in Austin that stretches 7 blocks of non-stop partying. You cannot go to Austin without walking down Sixth Street. Lined with historical buildings that are home to some of the most fun restaurants and bars where you are guaranteed to find a spot to fit your personality. My first stop was Shakespeare’s Pub. I went to the top of the pub so that I could get a great view of 6th street. The music was great in this spot. I stopped at The Trophy Room where I decided to do something that was on my life’s “to do” list and that is ride a mechanical bull. Wow, what fun! I stopped by The Library and had a few cocktails while listening to their music. And on my way back to the hotel, I made a stop at Pizzeria for a slice of pizza that was delicious!
Yes, it was love at first sight when I took my two day getaway to Austin, TX and I cannot wait to return to continue my love affair with this city. If you want to take a trip outside of the normal popular places, consider Austin, TX. You will truly enjoy it.
Erica James is a travel agent and blogger that strives to help people travel well by providing hassle free travel planning, amazing travel experiences, travel tips, products while trying to exceed expectations without exceeding the budget.