Are you tired of sitting around the house during this pandemic? Do you want to get out somewhere fun and interesting but keep socially distanced?
If you’re in
Texas and not ready to hop on an airplane or crowd into some cosmopolitan hotel, then this guide is for you.
👉 10 Weird & Wonderful Places to Stay in Texas
Would you like to spend your weekend in a treehouse high up in the cypress trees with a canopy tour to boot? Or perhaps in a teepee? Maybe being surrounded by gazelles, zebras, yak and emu sounds fun. Or maybe
glamping in an Airstream at the beach is your cup of tea. Sleeping in a caboose is a choice. There’s also an old Spanish mission.
Okay, this all sounds like a Dr. Seuss book. I’m tempted to go back and make it rhyme. Maybe another time.
Just an Austin photo that I really like!
is Antone’s these days? 😆
Kind of a funny story about the
Lucy’s Fried Chicken neon sign. 😂
You should have seen my grandmother—she was really something.
This is part of a series from
Austin Monthly on Austin’s most famous neon signs.
Hideout Theater and basically everywhere else is closed right now. Looking for something new to do with your Saturday night besides watch Tiger King 🙄?
Maybe try the
Parallelogramophonograph virtual improv show. It live. It’s spontaneous. It’s real. It’s not Tiger King.
👉 PGRAPH VIRTUAL SHOW
And unlike normal Hideout Theater shows, you don’t have to find parking downtown. 🤷🏻♂️
Another local options Ground Floor Theater’s “Covid Canon”
online series of live play readings. 👉 KUT Story
Here is a
40-volume set of posts (of five local Austin bands each) to check out.
👉 LOCAL BANDS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO
Thousands of amazing artists call Austin home, and every night of the week you can find local bands doing their thing at dozens of venues all over town. To highlight some of the great talents you should be out there supporting, Do512 shares a weekly list of five local bands you should be listening to.
I don’t know how I missed this, but there’s
a podcast called ATXplained, dedicated to some very local Austin questions. For example:
Why Are There No Billboards On MoPac? What’s The Best Way To Get Into The Chilly Waters Of Barton Springs? Is It Bee Cave Or Bee Caves? And Where Are The Bees? Why Does The Top Of Austin’s Tallest Building Look ‘Unfinished’? How Did Texas Become The Only State With Its Own Toast? Why Are There So Few Homes With Basements Around Austin? Why Are You Not Allowed To Swim In Lady Bird Lake? Why Is MoPac Traffic So Much Worse In The Afternoon Than In The Morning? Why Do Lifeguards At Austin’s City Pools Blow Their Whistles At Break Time Like That?
Check it out! And thanks as always,
Some quick facts about Austin’s moonlight towers (constructed 1894–1895) including a map.
👉 Austin’s Iconic Moontowers By The Numbers
I haven’t been glamping before, but I’m bookmarking this as a fun idea for a weekend getaway near Austin.
👉 Yurtopia Wimberley
Tucked into the hills, amongst the cedars, oaks, cacti, and birds, your troubles will melt away in the hot tub, by the fire pit or watching the glorious hill country sunset from your rooftop deck.
Here’s a great site for finding interesting historical sites in your area or when you travel.
👉 Distinctive Destinations
This is from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, so it’s authentic and not some kind of sales pitch or ad-driven site.
Here around Austin, they list the
Elisabet Ney Museum and O. Henry Museum.
You can also get a nation-wide map of more places to explore. Maps + history + real-world sites? For me, that’s heaven. 🤷🏻♂️
That shalt not forget McKinney Falls as a great day hike around Austin.