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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…

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

By Kelsey Kennedy | May 1, 2024
Bureau do Poste

THERE ARE ALWAYS SO MANY FABULOUS NEW RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN… …and it’s hard to keep up with it 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…

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
Aba

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…

18 Coffee Shops With Amazing Pastries In Austin

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 19, 2024
Manana

One of the most luxurious treats in life is settling into an adorable coffee shop with a beautifully-made latte and an absolutely perfect pastry to start your day. This trio (coffee shop, excellent coffee, beautiful pastry) feels like a little “treat yoself” moment no matter if you do it once a year or 5 days…

Maie Day: A Fun, Casual Chophouse on South Congress

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 18, 2024
Maie Day South Congress

I’ve now eaten at Maie Day multiple times, and each time I ask myself, “why isn’t everyone screaming from the rooftops that this is the best steakhouse in Austin??” Maybe it’s because when diners ask for good steakhouse recommendations, they’re looking for classic white tablecloth/baked potato/red wine places. But I vote that if you’re in Austin…

22 Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 14, 2024
24 Diner breakfast in Austin

Sure, weekend brunching is practically a professional sport here in this foodie city…but don’t forget about the often overlooked weekday breakfast spots in Austin! There are plenty of good reasons to indulge in something delicious on a random Wednesday morning. The next time you have a birthday to celebrate, a morning meeting, or a vacation…

21 EPIC Day Trips From Austin With Kids!

By Kelsey Kennedy | April 14, 2024
Pedernales Falls State Park

You really never have to worry about running out of things to do with kids in Austin because as soon as you’ve exhausted this list, you can just drive over to the next small Texas town! Sure, our state is MASSIVE and you can’t drive to a different state in a single afternoon (like our…

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