Speaking of Texas, I wanted to share one of our favorite ways to spend a day in Austin. Head to the SOCO (South Of Congress) neighborhood - stay at the ultra low key San Jose Hotel, or its more posh sister property around the corner - Santa Cecilia. Wake up to breakfast @ JO's and hit the street for eclectic shopping. I always visit Uncommon Objects (the best vintage resources for jewelry, quirky home accessories, etc.), then onto Yard Dog for alternative art, and Allen's for authentic cowboy boots.
Once I'm ready for lunch, I'll either seek out one of the food trucks or grab a Tuna Burger at Hopdaddy Burger Bar-- which Doug swears is the best in the U.S.A., and that's quite a testimonial! I also recommend taking a walk around the river and if you're there at night head out on an excursion to watch the BATS under the bridge. Dinner on the patio at Perla is a definite favorite, especially during our winter months-- The combination of delicious seafood and oyster shooters in the most laid back atmosphere is DIVINE! After dinner, you can hop across the street to The Continental Club for live music that never disappoints.
Have you been? What did you enjoy the most?