I haven’t been anyplace new in a while to share for Touristy Thursday, so I thought it would be fun to have a post reminiscing over ten places you could see in a day in Austin. This has a little bit of everything, good food, museums and shopping. Just a little history, I have been blogging Touristy Thursday, since April 2012. Most of the posts are about Austin Texas and surrounding areas. It all started out with me wanting to see all the museums in Austin, but has evolved into also fun and interesting places. So let’s start our day with breakfast at the Full English Café. The first time I went there it was around the Olympics held in England, I had read an article about a café that served British food and it know for their All Day British Breakfast. Yes I would like a Bangor with my English Pancake please.
While we are in South Austin, let’s go do some JUNKIN at one of my favorite thrift stores, Thrift Town. I always find good buys and plus everything is so nice and organized. Here is the blog post I did right before Christmas last year.
My first ever Touristy Thursday was to visit the O Henry Museum, you can read my post here about it. His link to Austin is working in the land office and working for the First National Bank of Austin. He is also know for his writing and Austin has a Pun Off every year in his honor.
Let’s head across the river for a moment to visit the French Legation Museum. The last time I visited they had just gone through a renovation, so I would like to go see it again. Look at this BEAUTIFUL VIEW of the Capitol!
While we are in the downtown area lets head down Congress Ave. towards the Capitol and visit The Old Bakery and Emporium. This place has some of the best pictures of the history of downtown Austin and the Capitol. Of course this once Swedish Bakery had the best seat in the house, right across the street from the Capitol. There is also a gift shop located in the building full of lovely handmade items. In this post I listed 10 things about the bakery
Next let’s head over to Umlauf Sculpture Garden. The last time I visited it was overcast and drizzly so it it was fabulous. Read my post here. I do want to go back and visit in the fall, when the air is cool and crisp.
All that walking around has me thirsty and hungry. How about a slice of pizza from Home Slice? Here is the post where my son and I went
And yes with HEY CUPCAKE next door, I have to pick up a cupcake…for later or not :) they moved since the last time I visited.
Now I’m ready to burn off some of those calories. How about heading to one of my favorite places, the Austin is the Hike and Bike Trail. Let’s take a walk on the boardwalk. Yes I had to check it out after it opened last month. Look at this view
Here I am at number TEN already and I know exactly where I want to end, one of my favorite lunch dates, Jerry’s Artarama. Yes I can’t get enough of canvases, paints, markers, colored pencils…
That was fun taking a trip down memory lane, hope you will want to visit some of these attractions.
Just for today go make an adventure ~Rebecca