Visit Austin in a day

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A visit to Austin, TX can be great fun. Whether you are headed there from far away or you live close by, there is always something to do and something new to explore. It's growing too! Over the years, the Austin metro area has become a hotspot for relocation, be it for those just starting out, or those looking to retire and downsize!

If you only have one day in Austin, you will want to make sure you are doing all the things that are important to you on that trip. Here are a few things to do in Austin for some inspiration!

In the Morning

You can start your morning off right with a trip to the Blue Dahlia Bistro for a cup of coffee, or one of the other boutique brunch places available along 11th Street. Historic places like the Clarksville District are also good places to go, where you can find restaurants like Josephine House.

Then it is a short trip over to Castle Hill Graffiti Park, where everyone is an artist. Bring your spray paint (or buy one there!) and add to the mural. The Blanton Museum of Art is also a great way to spend your morning and get a good idea of the beauty that Austin has to offer.

Fun Times in the Afternoon

If you are the outdoorsy type, you can rent a bike for $8 and explore the city. Of course, you can also go for a run, and there are plenty of places to canoe or paddleboard. Looking for views? The Oasis on Lake Travis is the place to go for a stunning view of the area. Time it just right and you can catch the sunset!

If you are there in March you can visit the Austin Rodeo, and Driftwood, which is 45 minutes away, is home to Salt Lick BBQ. It is hard to get better food than that. As the sun goes down you can head to Congress Bridge to watch the bats take flight, or to Mount Bonnell for views of the whole city.

Evening Enjoyment

Austin is well known for its nightlife, and rightfully so. Find yourself in Sixth Street and enjoy some live music and great food from the many food trucks options.  Or head on over to The Continental Club, known as the granddaddy of live music venues and the premiere club for live music in Austin since 1955. Looking for some salsa dancing, then check out Guero's Taco Bar. 

Austin is a multi-cultural mecca where you can always find a way to be included. It is well worth the visit, even if you can only visit for a day.

About the author: Ryan Tollefsen is the founder and team leader of Unity Home Group.