This past week, I spent time in Austin for the holidays. It was my first time in that particular part of Texas, and it was such an enjoyable experience. One of the first things that I learned about the capital of the Lone Star State was its catchy slogan, Keep Austin Weird. Adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance, it aims to promote small businesses in Austin. Throughout my time there, I explored numerous hidden gems within the city that were both weird and funky while also promoting the many small businesses in Austin. Overall, the city had an incredible vibe about it, not to mention the weather was fabulous in December! Numerous street vendors and restaurants, shops, galleries, and museums made up a great built fabric. One of the most memorable attractions with images above, was the Cathedral of Junk, a funky homage to items from previous decades past, housed in a cool man’s back yard.
Some other great attractions:
Elisabet Ney Museum + Studio | South Congress Neighborhood | The Hope Outdoor Gallery