The Austin Experience
It’s a challenge to write about the place you call home, especially when that city is as multifaceted as Austin, a bustling burg flavored by music, art, and the outdoors. In the end, our Austin story is a staff collaboration: Jill Lawless explores Austin’s kid-friendly enticements, Matt Joyce rediscovers Congress Avenue after returning to town from a nine-year hiatus, and Lori Moffatt embarks on the perfect grownup “staycation” day. We had to leave dozens of worthy experiences on the cutting-room floor, so see those here. Check the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau website for details on hotels and tours, as well as maps and other information.
Choose an experience:
Jill Lawless’ grade-schooler runs a tight ship. Here’s her kid’s dream day downtown.
Matt Joyce explores life on Austin’s aorta, where history meets quirky.
Lori Moffatt plays hooky—and tourist—for the day.
From the July 2013 issue.