Day Tripping in Austin with local gal Sarah


Here I am with one of my best friends outside of Jo's!

Here I am with one of my best friends outside of Jo's!

LOCATION: I'm a Colorado dweller who's spent her life traveling and growing up in Austin, Texas and London, England.

CURRENT GIG: Studying all of my passions, including fashion merchandising, business, and Spanish, at Colorado State University - GO RAMS! I also am the Marketing and Social Media Intern for Rising Blue!

FAV INSTA ACCT: Steffy Degreff from @steffyspandcs - she has a precious dog, adorable husband, and killer sense of mixing vintage with modern pieces

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO TRAVEL NEXT?  BALI!  Or South Africa, which is also on my bucket list!

Follow Sarah @sarsparz




I love a good, local coffee in the morning to get my day started right.  The famous Jo's Coffee is located on South Congress, one of my favorite places to hang out, day or night!  They have delicious drinks and nibbles to fuel you for any morning activity.  I'm also a huge fan of photo opportunities and Jo's has a great one.  Along the side of the building there's an inspirational splash of street art, reading "I love you so much", so grab your sweetie/best friend/pet and get a picture before you head out on your adventures!



For lunch you definitely want to make a stop at Hopdoddy.  Known for their scrumptious and unique burgers and beer and their fresh ingredients, it's a popular stop for anyone; you'll see a mix of families and businessmen alike enjoying a hearty lunch.  You'll find any and every ingredient in the Hopdoddy kitchen - from sprouts to honey wasabi to their infamous "sassy sauce" it'll be a party for your tastebuds!  



If you know Austin at all you know how serious we take our Tex-Mex, especially our tacos.  At Guero's Taco Bar you'll get great food and great vibes! They also have a robust gluten free menu. It's always bustling so be sure to grab a margarita and a seat among the awesome decor.  Fun fact: Guero's is a favorite hot spot for many famous people, including Bill Clinton!




One of my favorite places to hang out in Austin is Rainy Street.  This unique spot is ideal whether you're looking to bar hop or find a place to sit and chat with friends and strangers for hours.  Most of the bars are refurbished houses - which means you might walk through white picket fences and living rooms to get your drink!  There's always live music in Austin and Rainy Street is no exception.  You can't visit Austin for the day without hearing some great music!




I absolutely love vintage shopping and finding ways to mix pieces from the past with the present, whether it's clothing or home decor.  One of my favorite places to shop for treasures is South Congress.  You could spend hours in Uncommon Objects, a giant retail space filled to the brim with exciting knick knacks.  Whether you're looking for unique pieces to spice up your bedroom or large statement pieces of art, Uncommon Objects has it all!  My favorite store to shop for vintage clothing is New Bohemia.  They have incredibly friendly staff and awesome tunes that make sifting through their colorful racks an absolute joy!     






Shoot me a message if you want to share a day trip in your city! xx Mary