What's a better way to spend Spring Break than to spend it some place warm? Especially for those of you that live in chilly cities, the last thing you want is to fly somewhere nice only to get slapped in the face with winter again. Heading over to a Beach Resort may sound ideal, but the amount of tourists flocking over to Caribbean hot spots during spring months has grown increasingly overwhelming. Plus, with all the recent discoveries about tanning and how detrimental it can be to you health, the last thing you want is to fry your precious skin. So why not spend your Spring Break somewhere warm that doesn't limit you to beach-related activities all day? Why not visit Austin, Texas?
Lucky for you, I've been given the chance to inform you just how fantastic this southern paradise really is. The average temperature in Austin during the spring is around 60-70 degrees. It's hot enough that you can ditch your layers, yet still cool enough that you're not sweating under the sweltering sun. So kiss your runny noses goodbye and say hello the vacation of your life.
Fashion: Austinites are known for pulling off the funkiest outfits. (Where do you think the feather hair trend originated?) Today I tried to flaunt some of that boho vibe in head to toe American Eagle ensemble. My Festival Corset Dress got an indie upgrade, a pair of sand Desert Boots. To top off the look, I wore a Bead Headwrap, Embossed Leather Belt and Wooden Bracelets. Not only is this look comfortable and stylish, but it also is very versatile.
Shopping: Austin may not have as big of a rep as NYC or LA for being a super fashionable city, but that certainly doesn’t mean that it lacks in style. Home to the retro/bohemian scene, Austin is jam packed with funky shops and trendy Fashionistas. If you ever find yourself wandering downtown Austin make sure to stop by the famous 2nd Street District– “Where Texas warmth meets Austin cool”- for a vast array of one-of-a-kind boutiques. If you’re up for a more bohemian vibe, head down to SoCo (South Congress Avenue Shopping) and shop at every possible vintage store your heart desires.
Entertainment: Putting fashion and food aside, Austin- hands down- has one of the best music scenes around. Known as the “The Live Music Capital of the World,” this Southern city is a music mecca. Every night more than 100 venues stage live music. The noteworthy 6th Street is always bustling with musicians playing in every bar/club imaginable. Along with daily entertainment, Austin also is the home of the yearly Austin City Limits and SXSW (South by Southwest) two colossal music festivals.
Food: Whether you chose to put on your shopping shoes or not, everyone needs food to recharge, and you’re not going to want to miss these delicious Austin eateries. Texas is famous for its queso, (basically cheese dip on steroids) which is so delicious that you’ll find yourself dreaming about it soon enough. Kerbey Lane and Magnolia Cafe have the best Tex-Mex, so stop by one of these restaurants if you’re ever craving some queso. If you’re more of a sweet tooth (like I am) then you’ve chosen the right city, because Austin offers some of the tastiest desserts. Amy’s Ice Creams. Tiff’s Treats. Enough said.
Whether you’re into music, fashion, food or all three, Austin really is the place to be. It’s always sunny (and warm) in Austin, so why not check it out? Just don’t forget to pack your sunglasses!