Welcome to Austin!
Here are our some of our favorite places to eat and things to do:
Where to Stay
The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center- We have booked a block of rooms at this hotel. It is conveniently located near the University of Texas campus (hook'em), the capital, and downtown! To receive the wedding block room rate, book through this link. If you have any questions, call 512-404-3600, and they will be able to assist you!
Doubletree Suites - Downtown location
The Hilton - Downtown location
Westin - Downtown location
South Congress Hotel - Boutique experience, convenient to the reception venue
San Jose Hotel - Boutique experience, convenient to the reception venue
The Launderette- Our favorite brunch place! We dined here the morning that Grant proposed! Be sure to enjoy a unique dessert after your meal.
Texas French Bread- Elizabeth used to live right down the street and walk here all the time. Still a favorite friendly and delicious spot for traditional breakfast and lunch.
Foodheads- Elizabeth also lived down the street from this quaint spot! We recommed the breakfast tacos, egg sandwhiches or scrambles! Perfect place to sit at a picnic table and play a game of backgammon (we are cool... I know).
Torchy's Tacos - For a taste of the Texas obsession with breakfast tacos, head here. This chain started in Austin, TX and has made its way all across the state. We think it is best enjoyed in Austin though!
Walton's Fancy and Staple - Owned by Sandra Bullock herself, this spot on East 6th has every staple breakfast item you can dream of.
Tiny Boxwoods Austin - Elizabeth works right next door at Thompson + Hanson! Be sure to get a famous Tiny's chocolate chip cookie!
Pinthouse Pizza - For good brews and the best pizza in town (at least in our opinion) head here. There are locations North and South of downtown.
Épicerie - A favorite place for burgers, beignets and more!
P. Terry's Burger Stand - The local favorite fast food restaurant! 50's dinning as it should be. Locations are scattered all around Austin.
Lucy's Fried Chicken on the Lake- For a view and good fried chicken... drive 30 min out of town to this joint.
Elizabeth Street Cafe - A wonderful Vietnamese restaurant with charming design. Elizabeth recomends everything.
SWAY- A fancy pantsy thai place with unique bites. If you go, you must get the 'son in law'!
La Condesa - Yummy Mexican in the heart of downtown. We definitely recommend trying their 'Margarita La Condesa'!
Loro- Loro is a hip Asian smokehouse and bar on South Lamar. So delicious and interesting!
Texas French Bread- Also a great spot for dinner. Unlike their breakfast, this is a sit down service with classic french dishes.
Gordoughs - So decadent I hesitate to call it a donut place! There are many locations around town including one downtown close to hotel accomodations.
Halcyon Coffee Bar - Cozy downtown coffee bar whose signature dessert is a person s'mores station!
Amy's Ice Cream- A classic and favorite.
The Tasty Spoon - Yummy gelato in a cute cottage home. There are yard games in the backyard.
Gelateria Gemelli - Gelato, coffee and cocktails... oh my!
Rainy Street - Take a short uber from downtown and you'll find yourself on a street of charming bungalow bars!
Visit Thompson + Hanson Garden House and see where Elizabeth spends a lot of her time!
Walk Town Lake! We do this almost everytime we get to spend a weekend in Austin. We recomend parking along the street here or at Austin High School.
Visit Zilker and "Dog watch".
Explore the Blanton Museum where Grant proposed!
Go bowling at Punchbowl Social.
Peruse the shops and grab a bite to eat around South Congress.