I had heard rumors for over a year about how cool, trendy and hipster Austin is, but I couldn't truly believe all the hype until I saw it for myself.
Walking down South Congress, the streets are full of 20-something to 30-somethings all dressed like they are on their way to a music festival. Smiles and laughter are prevalent, it seems Austinites have discovered the secret to chill easily living while looking like they walked out of a Nylon magazine.
Bright colors and twinkle lights adorn homes and businesses while succulents and air plants appear to be a perquisite for every establishment.
Shops along South Congress are mixed aesthetics of quirky, vintage, trendy, western, modern and bohemian. Boutiques sell everything from high-end vintage clothing to unique home furnishings. If my suitcase was bigger I would've come home with an entirely new decorating scheme for my apartment!
The food options are just as vast with eccentric container bars and food trucks lining the streets. Hybrid Tex-Mex tacos and vegan/gluten free/organic/free range options are in abundance making it hard to pick just one spot to eat.
I would highly recommend Austin as a getaway destination to anyone who is looking for a break from the monotonous.
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