Things to Do

How to Have a Texas-Good Time in Austin!

By  | 


If you’ve ever dreamt of a destination vacation including soaking up some local color, soaking up some beer and two-stepping to a country and western song in your new boots and hat, we’ve got the scenario that suits your travel plans in Austin, Texas.

1. Uncommon Objects

How to Have a Texas-Good Time in Austin!

Photo: Flickr/Iris

The epicenter of antiques, collectors come from near and far to scour the stalls of the 20 or so sellers to find that unique souvenir or treasure that will complete them. From boots to buckles, taxidermy to trinkets, Uncommon Objects has them all.

2. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

How to Have a Texas-Good Time in Austin!

Photo: Wikimedia

If your visit falls in the springtime, then you’ll definitely want to check out the beautiful sprays of bluebonnets and the numerous other gorgeous wildflowers that sprinkle the countryside. Within the city of Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center conserves these one-of-a-kind plant species native to the Texas Hill Country, complete with walking trails, a learning center, and so many gorgeous exhibits!

3. Franklin Barbecue

How to Have a Texas-Good Time in Austin!

Photo: Flickr/A Vandalay

After antiquing and walking through the wildflowers, you may work up an appetite, and in Austin, there’s nothing like authentic BBQ. Franklin Barbecue has just the ticket. Although the lines can often be lengthy, it’s worth the wait. But get there for lunch because they’ve been known to sell out their brisket before the dinner bell is rung!

4. Allens Boots

How to Have a Texas-Good Time in Austin!

Photo: Flickr/Gino

So you’ve shopped, toured and had a heck of a meal, what more could a traveler want? Why a great pair of boots to fit in with, of course! Who doesn’t dream of a Texas vacation without envisioning themselves having the classic cowboy experience? At Allens Boots there’s an amazing selection to choose from and the employees are happy to help you find the perfect pair.

5. Hatbox

How to Have a Texas-Good Time in Austin!

Photo: Pixabay

The classic cowboy experience wouldn’t be complete without a cowboy hat as the crowning glory. Hatbox has well-made hats for the refined Texas gentleman (and lady) to keep that hot Texas sun from scalding your head! Feel great and look even better in your head gear.

6. The Broken Spoke

How to Have a Texas-Good Time in Austin!

Photo: Flickr/Brian Holsclaw

The quintessential finish to your Texas-good time in Austin can be had at a true Texas honky-tonk! The Broken Spoke offers two-step lessons and a great place to whirl your girl (or guy) around the floor. Dating back to “Lonestar Beer and Bob Wills Music…” it’s continues to be a home for authentic country music, not to mention it’s chicken-fried steak! Cold beer, great music and food that will feed your soul, all under one roof!