There are many reasons to plan a honeymoon (or minimoon) in Austin: the quirky culture, the vast array of food options and, above all the rest, the local music scene. From festivals like SXSW to local, free concert series like long-running Blues on the Green, this Southern town has earned its title as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Here's the best Austin travel agenda for your trip.
Where to Stay: The Kimber Modern Hotel
With its thoughtfully designed accommodations and focus on energy efficiency, this boutique hotel is an architectural work of art.. Only a block away from South Congress, the hotel manages to feel luxurious, relaxing and refreshingly secluded while being conveniently close to local music venues.
What to Eat: Franklin Barbecue
Considered one of the best barbecue joints in the country, this Austin restaurant is a local staple. Franklin Barbecue opens at 11 a.m. and typically sells completely out of its daily supply of smoked meat within two hours, which means one thing: get there early.
Where to Go: The White Horse
More than just your average honky-tonk, this venue draws crowds of all types. Settle in for a drink and practice your two-step to the tune of some of Austin’s best new country talent on a nightly basis, or show up on Friday night for a Cajun dance lesson.
Need to Know
- Stroll down infamous Sixth Street and duck into a number of local venues to enjoy live music.
- Plan your trip in late March to catch SXSW and get the most of out of the music scene.
- Four words: Congress Avenue Bridge bats. Don’t miss them.