Austin itineraries

Keep Austin weird.
- The city motto that's become a rallying cry and mantra. 

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Where the Cool Kids Are: East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – The neighborhood is a bonafide hot spot, but has managed to retain its roots in art and the local community. There are few gems like this left in the world.

A 12-Step SXSW Survival Guide

AUSTIN, Texas – The bands to see, the parties to get into, the apps to download, the gear to have. Don't even think about heading to the SXSW music festival without us.

Heading Down to Austin City Limits?

AUSTIN, Texas – A few ideas on what to do when not watching 33 hours of live music during the Austin City Limits music fest, October 12-14.

The World's Best Antiques Fair

ROUND TOP, Texas – The atmosphere is equal parts carnival and commerce, and the variety of items is staggering. It is my favorite treasure-hunting experience in the world.

Lake Austin Spa Resort: The Treatment

AUSTIN, Texas – The award for Best Class goes to ABS-olutely Paddle Board, combining boarding with core workouts. Due to a complete lack of coordination, I didn't brave it, but it sounds fun.

Best of the Web: Austin

We scoured the best online resources for you — from food and shops to culture, music, and the best local websites. 

Austin's East Side King

AUSTIN – Paul Qui had invented a dish that he knew would drive the drunk crowd nuts: deep-fried roasted beets dusted with shichimi and dressed with kewpie mayo. Beets? For real.

New Shop: Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Pining for SXSW? Kick up your heels and find souvenirs and supplies inspired by the live music capital of the world.

Gorilla vs. Bear Takes on SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas – SXSW is throughly enjoyable, but not kind to the feet. Tune in to the best music venues. Tune out with waterfalls and a Johnny Cash-themed bar.

Austin: The Good, the Badass, the Divey

AUSTIN, Texas – The entire town lives for happy hour. Follow the noise, and you'll be set. Herewith, a list of places to eat, drink, get divey, and look good doing it.

Best Day Ever: Austin

AUSTIN, Texas  — Juice bars, rock clubs, and serape robes. All in a day when Shelby Meade comes to town.

The 72-Hour Food Tour of Austin

TEXAS, USA – Barbecue. Tacos. Margaritas. Pancakes. More margaritas. Jalapeño poppers. You may want to discover the rest of Austin's sites, but if all you do is eat, you'll go home mighty happy. 

Love Letter: Hotel St. Cecilia, Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Lived-in leather Chesterfields, chandeliers hanging from trees, the old Jaguar parked in the middle of the property. You make it all look so effortless.

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