Austin in a Weekend

McKinney FallsLast weekend my best friend and I took a trip to Austin to visit our best college girlfriend to celebrate her 40th birthday. Austin is such a fun place to go for a girls’ weekend. We really had the most perfect days together. Here is my list of top things to do in Austin in a weekend.

McKinney Falls

{Hike McKinney Falls.  There are paved trail and dirt trail options.  We went with the paved option from the Upper Falls which about 2.8 miles}

The Salt Lick

{Drive out to The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX for original Texas Barbeque. It’s worth it.  Bring cash, no credit cards accepted}

Salt Lick

{They have live music and a beautiful atmosphere}

Salt Lick

{Not to mention great food too}

Barton Springs

{Rent Kayaks, Paddleboards or just swim in Barton Springs, natural springs that are 68 degrees year round}

Book People

{Discover a new book at Book People, an independent bookstore downtown}

Garlic Bulbs

{Try the Garlic Bulbs at Moonshine.  It’s literally spreadable garlic. Amazing}

Cupcake Trucks

{Grab a cupcake from one of the various Cupcake Trucks, like Cupcaking Desire}


{Order an Iced Latte from Mozart’s and take in views of Lake Austin}


Lake Austin

Lake Austin

Kerbey Lane

{Have brunch at Kerbey Lane Cafe in Central Austin.  The Poppy French Toast is delicious. Ask for the lemon glaze on the side unless you like it extra sweet}