This pillow gives you a hint of everything you can see and do there – it’s a veritable bucket list of Austin. If you’re going for a while – just print off this image and start your list!
When I’m in a new city, I like to find a tour if possible. I figure I can get help from the pros and see everything I need to see in a short time. The folks at Austin Detours were accommodating and provided me two tickets on their Real Austin Tour.
The tour provided me a few of the items I put on the 5 MUST SEE STOPS when you visit Austin!
1. The Texas State Capitol – If there’s a state with more pride – I don’t know of it. The capital is beautiful and there is a lot of history and stories that the tour shared. We did walk a little but nothing too much. We had a beautiful day – the gorgeous building against the clear blue sky was perfect.
Inside the capital – the different areas are amazing. This domed section was breathtaking. We also saw portraits of all the Texas governors including a bust of George & George W.
Much to our surprise – we also saw a proposal! We’re listening to our tour guide share bits of history and suddenly – he gets down on one knee right in front of us! Their parents were hiding on the balcony above and there was applause all around.
2. Castle Hill Graffiti Park – I can confidently say we NEVER would have found this on our own! It’s in a neighborhood, off the beaten path and you’d never know it was there unless someone told you.
The Graffiti Park is open to the public and anybody can go in and create and add to the artwork. While we were there – there were people having fun and with spray paint as well as artists making their next great creation.
The vibrancy was amazing! But – you better photograph your art because it could be gone in a matter of minutes! I think this one will stay awhile.
3. Greetings from Austin Postcard Mural – everybody needs their photo snapped in front of this life-sized postcard. As we stood there – folks were walking up, pulling over, snapping from their cars and everything else. It’s a must-have photo!