Austin

Lady Bird Lake meanders thru Austin and offers a glass-like paddleboard surface to learn or perfect this trendy sport. Sound delightful? Meeting a sister in Austin to enjoy the experience is icing on the cake!  I had a look around the town online and fell in love with so many things. Critics, myself and yelp users agree – here’s some great suggestions for your next Skoot to the capital of Texas, y’all!

Where should we check in?

So many choices! However, Kimber Modern = love. Minimalist boutique hotel tucked within the hip SoCo district. Indulgent? Yes, but you will be comfortable; lingering within a beautiful space during your stay. Additional touches including complimentary gourmet breakfast and happy hour make it easy to understand why Red Envelope considers Kimber Modern the #2 boutique hotel in America. The hotel does not have a spa, but fear not milk + honey and viva are day spas close by and both receive glowing yelp reviews.

Were ready to get our shop on, where do we go?

SoCo shopping district outside the front door of the hotel. The vibe sounds awesome with locally owned shops, restaurants, food trucks and weekend pop up shops featuring local artists. The only thing missing is chain stores, yay!

Where can I enjoy a tasty bite?

Bon Appétit declared Franklin Barbecue the best BBQ in the America, and they are not alone with this review.  Prepare for a tasty treat and a long wait – but I’ve heard it’s TOTALLY worth it.  Opens at 11:00am, lineup starts around 9:00am and food usually sold out by 12:30pm.  What also sounds fun is a guided bike Austin Eats Food Tour to some of the best food trucks, breweries and restaurants the city has to offer.

Did you say live music?

Rumor is there is almost nowhere you’ll go in Austin without hearing live music. For a truly Texan experience, head to the Broken Spoke and learn how to two-step — it’s got dance lessons most nights.

What’s next?

I hope this information is helpful for your upcoming trip! If you would like me to do more digging based on your interests, I’m happy to do so. Enjoy your sister time in this special place!! ❤

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