Everything You Need to Know About Austin, Texas

If you’re looking for a chance to eat your way through BBQ, relax on a beautiful lake, and enjoy some of the best music in the country, look no further than Austin, Texas. What you should know about Austin, Texas is how it makes an ideal destination whether you have a weekend or week to explore it.

I’ve been lucky to visit Austin a few times and am happy to share everything I know about Austin with all of you. Look below for a round up of everything you need to know about Austin on the blog.

Note: Some stays, tours, passes, and meals were provided at no cost to the author. As always, all opinions remain my own. You’ll find affiliate links in this post which allow me to continue to improve Traveling Nine to Fiver. I hope this article about Austin, Texas is useful for you. 

Why You Should Make Austin, Texas Your Next Destination


 Why I Love Austin!

I made my first trip to Austin when I was just about to turn 18 years old. From that first visit I fell in love with the city and it’s continued to be one of my favorites. From some of the best food in the country, a unique music scene, beautiful sights to see, and kind and welcoming people Austin will keep you coming back for more.



What to Stay Around the City


Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin

A pretty perfect hotel in a pretty perfect location. Enjoy some four-star luxury right in the heart of Downtown Austin. Just a block away from Sixth Street and a short walk to the Capitol or South Congress. The rooms are a beautiful place to relax and crash after a busy day exploring the city.  Book a night!


Hotel Ella

An adorable boutique hotel near the UT Austin Campus that feels more like an old plantation home than a hotel. You’ll find cozy rooms wrapped around a pool you can relax by and take a dip. And be sure to grab a bite at Goodall’s Kitchen during your stay. Book a night!


Traveling to Austin, Texas Soon?

Above are a few of my favorite places to stay in the Austin area.
Learn more about and book more fantastic hotels in Austin on Priceline, and TripAdvisor.

What to Eat In Austin

3 Can’t Miss Places in Austin, Texas

My favorite spots to eat from my most recent trip to Austin, Texas. From BBQ to breakfast tacos to donuts. You’ll want to add these can’t miss places to eat in Austin to your itinerary.

Eating my way through Austin, Texas

Exploring Rainy Street, BYOB BBQ spots, and more. It’s easy to plan your trip to Austin around all the great places to eat in the city. Actually, that’s how I’d suggest you begin!



What to Do While In Austin

Three Can’t Miss Tours in Austin, Texas

There is a lot to see in Austin. If you’re only visiting for a short time, a great way to get the most of the city is to hop on a tour or two. Thankfully, Austin is home to a variety of tours that are well worth your time from food to bats to music.

Best Things to Do in Austin, Texas

Everything you need to know when planning your trip to Austin. Ideas on where to eat, what to do, and where to stay. From exploring the history of the area, what “Keeps Austin Weird”, and, of course, the music scene.




What You Need to Know About Austin City Limits Music Festival


My Favorite Music Festival – Austin City Limits

If you’re looking for a weekend of music, food, brews, and more than Austin City Limits is the show for you. Whether it’s for the headliners or discovering new bands, you’ll love the lineup for all three day. Take a look at why it’s my favorite music festival and tips to make the most of it.

For more information about Austin check out these great books on Amazon including AUSTIN TX 55 SecretsTop 10 San Antonio and Austin, and Insiders’ Guide to Austin.

What you need to know about Austin, Texas. From where to stay, why you should visit, what to eat, and things to do. What you need to know about Austin, Texas. From where to stay, why you should visit, what to eat, and things to do.

About Megan

Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the non-profit world in California. She focuses on exploring the world from her own backyard to across the globe. You'll find her sharing about explorations through food, books, travel, and more.