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The Best Austin Hotels With Pools (2024)

By Kelsey Kennedy | July 3, 2024
The LINE Hotel Pool in Austin

With record-breaking weather and more triple digits temps in the future, Austin is officially scorching. If you want to make it through the summer (and have fun doing it), plan on visiting one of these awesome hotel pools in Austin. Whether you’re visiting and looking for the best Austin hotels with pools, or you’re a…

Best New Restaurants in Austin (With Map!) – July 2024

By Kelsey Kennedy | July 1, 2024
Swim Club Austin

THERE ARE ALWAYS SO MANY FABULOUS NEW RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN… …and it’s hard to keep up with them all! That’s where this list comes in: these are some of the best new restaurants in Austin, and they’re all listed out on a map so you can find one that’s convenient for you.  Every restaurant on…

Here’s How To Find Taqueria 10/10, Austin’s New Taco Speakeasy

By Kelsey Kennedy | June 10, 2024
taqueria 10/10 in Austin

I kind of have to cringe any time I use the word “Austin” and “speakeasy” in the same sentence. There are so many speakeasy cocktail bars, and let’s be honest: they’re not secret. (There’s lots of cocktail bar competition! Everyone wants business!) But this new taco speakeasy in Austin, while not super secret, actually is a…

I’ve Lived In Austin For 10+ Years, and Here Are My Favorite Staycation Hotels

By Kelsey Kennedy | June 6, 2024
Carpenter Hotel

There’s just nothing like a staycation at a swanky hotel in your own city! I feel very called to share these amazing experiences for hotel staycations in Austin with you because 1) everyone Austinite should do a staycation every now and then, and 2) HOLY MOLY there are some fun hotels in Austin right now! …

55 Fun Things To Do In Austin With Kids (2024)

By Kelsey Kennedy | May 23, 2024
home slice pizza

Austin Texas is an AMAZING city that’s full of sunshine, food, music, and good times. But if you’re visiting Austin with kids and looking for family-friendly activities in Austin, there are obviously some criteria you’ll have in place. You’ll want the adventures to be age appropriate (duh), most likely ending earlier in the day, and…

Ultimate Austin Summer Bucket List With Kids!

By Kelsey Kennedy | May 10, 2024
Austin Summers

It’s SUMMER!! I’m ready for the most epic summer yet with my kids, and I’ve made a massive Austin summer bucket list of all the fun things we’re going to do this year. In my typical type-A fashion, I scheduled out the entire summer with detailed plans, lists, and spreadsheets so I can make sure…

15 Best Swimming Holes In Austin (2024 Edition)

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 30, 2024
Best Swimming Holes in Austin

The amazing swimming holes in Austin are what make summers bearable here! Although this is a landlocked city, there are some really fun places to explore on the hottest days of the year. One of the best parts about these swimming holes is that lots of them are spring-fed, so they stay ice-cold all summer…

Do Summers Actually Get THAT Hot In Austin Texas?? Thoughts From A Local…

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 25, 2024
Austin Summers

You’re planning a trip to Austin, and you’re thinking about all the free time in your schedule at the beginning of August. It’s just before everyone goes back to school and a new semester begins, and it just so happens to be a great time to squeeze in one more trip at the end of…

21 Best Date Night Restaurants In Austin

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 19, 2024

Wondering where you should plan your next date night? Good news: I’m sharing my favorite date night restaurants in Austin with you! (Be sure to use the map below to find one near you.) After more than a decade of going out on dates in Austin, my husband and I have ventured to pretty much…

25 Phenomenal South Austin Restaurants

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 19, 2024
21 Best Date Night Restaurants In Austin

South Austin restaurants have never been better. Just when you think you’ve hit up all of the great places to eat and drink in south Austin, another great restaurant opens.  And this restaurant scene is quite different from the new restaurants that are opening in downtown Austin, which are often backed by behemoth national corporations…

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