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For my birthday I wanted to get away! Just me and Joel. I wanted a romantic getaway. I think all women deserve some special time away. Not taking care of dishes, laundry, work, diapers, you know, all the daily duties. A little time away is so good for the mind, body, and soul! So for my special weekend we picked Austin Texas. If you have never been, you need to go! There is so much to do in Austin! From art, to food, to music, and education. They have it all! Something for everyone! I decided to share how to spend 48 romantic hours in Austin. I am including things to do in Austin, places to eat in Austin, where to stay in Austin, and more!

Where to stay in Austin

Check out my review of the Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel. It is a must visit! Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

Go shopping

Staying at the Sonesta Bee Cave allowed us to go shopping right outside our door at the Hill Country Galleria. There is a Farmer’s Market there each Sunday!

There are also Flea Markets, Antique Shops, and local shops to enjoy.

Places to eat in Austin

Eating is a huge part of visiting Austin! Some of our favorites are below.

The Salt Lick – The BEST BBQ in Texas! The Salt Link near Austin Texas

The Meridian 98 is located in the Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel.Sonesta Bee Cave Austin/Meridian 98

Torchy’s Tacos -Torchy’s started in Austin! Check out the original taco trailer on 1311 South First Street.

For breakfast visit the The Omelettry 4631 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78751. The Omelettes are awesome! And try the grilled cheese for lunch! 

See the Art

Take a stroll on S. Congress to see some of these beautiful murals. There are many more around town! Do a google search for murals in Austin.Art Mural in Austin - Willie NelsonArt Mural in Austin - I love you so much

Learn History 

Visit the Texas Capital

Visit University of Texas

Enjoy the Music

Austin is home of the Austin City Limits which hosts amazing artists.

Buck’s Backyard is another famous spot to find your favorite singers.

Have a Drink

Meridian 98 – Check out the Beehive or enjoy your favorite beerSonesta Bee Cave Austin/Meridian 98

Woody’s – A quick trolley ride from the Sonesta. They offer all the best Texas varieties.

Visit a Brewery or Winery – There are so many in the Hill Country

Visit the Twisted X Dripping Springs Tasting Room to experience Texas craft beer at its finest, with fine food and a great time.

Enjoy the Hill Country

The views are so beautiful! Take a drive and see the rolling hills, the homes, the trees and the sky for miles.


I have to recommend the Relax Center. The offer Chinese Acupressure and Massage. We stopped by and each had an hour long service. Joel had 60 mins on his feet and I did 30 mins on my feet and a 30 min chair massage. It was AMAZING! See more about the Relax Center here.

There are many massage places around Austin. Book a service and enjoy!

Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett . I'm just a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. Here you will find recipes, crafts, fun ideas for the kids, how to work at home, encouragement, inspiration, and the latest news in and around Houston. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at [email protected].

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