Just A Weekend: Austin, Texas

Just Hit Send is here to make your life easy; our city guides are a curated experience for the perfect weekend in a new city. With up-to-date recommendations for 2021


A little background:

Being a Texas-based company, we've looked locally for inspiration since day one in 2016; finding some of our original best-selling & most unique products & brands in Austin, TX when they were still under the radar, but ahead of their time in trends - something Austin is known for! 

Fast-forward & Austin has transformed from a small, eclectic town to a booming metropolis; on the cutting edge of trends but packed with all of its original charm! 

We highly recommend spending a weekend in Austin - and in Just Hit Send fashion we’re here to make it as seamless as possible. So bookmark this guide for an unforgettable trip down South!:


  • Stay:

Austin Proper

Striking the perfect balance between luxury & classic southern comfort! Stop for a cocktail in their bustling bar with the after-work crowd, or sip margaritas by the Tulum-inspired poolside. Trust us!

Photo credit: Austin Proper Hotel

Austin ProperPictured: Austin Proper Hotel

Another favorite: South Congress Hotel


  • Eat + Drink:



Reserve a table (in advance!) on their lush green patio & enjoy Mediterranean share plates & insta-worthy cocktails.



Pictured: Aba Restaurant, photo credit: Austin Food Magazine, Giant Noise PR



Pick this hip retro-style spot to get a feel for Austin’s edgier side, or if you want to explore the East side after dinner.


Pictured: Laundrette


Austin Proper's upscale dining option; comfortable, classy, and a little bit bougie!


Other favorites: ATX Cocina, Red Ash Italia


Lunch & Brunch:

Two Hands Restaurant

This NYC-based Australian Cafe just made it's way to Texas, bringing along healthy breakfast options and a touch of Australia's coffee culture (plus interesting brunch drinks!) 

Two Hands Pictured/Photo Credit: Two Hands Restaurant

Junes All Day

Don't skip this neighborhood gem which, as the name suggests is ideal to visit any time of day; whether for buttermilk pancakes at breakfast or burrata & wine in the late afternoon!


Night Life:

East Austin - An up-and-coming neighborhood with an edge - Kitty Cohen, Native Bar

Rainey Street for a lively night out - Half step, Lustre pearl, or Clive bar

Rainey StreetPictured: Rainey Street bars at night / Photo Credit: austintexas.org


  • Activities:

Watch the bats from P6 at the Line:

Pick an evening to grab a mezcal margarita & perch up at this rooftop bar with birds-eye views of Ladybird lake to watch the nightly sunset show: Bats exiting their “cave” under Congress bridge! (Most nights around sundown.)

P6 at the Line

Pictured: P6 at the Line, Photo Credit: The Sydell Group


Paddle board on LadyBird Lake:

Walk the nature-filled trail around the lake to Texas Rowing Center, where you can rent paddle boards by the hour & peek the best views of the city while soaking up the sun.

 Austin Paddle Board


Walk South Congress:

Spend an afternoon strolling the eclectic shops on South Congress Ave, stopping along the way for photo-ops in front of mural-ed walls or a Frosé on the picturesque patio at Hotel San Jose

Hotel San Jose Austin

Pictured: the outdoor lounge at Hotel San Jose on South Congress Ave, Photo Credit: Fodor's


  • Listen:

"Just Hit Play: Country Edition" Easily get in the mood for a down-South weekend with our new Spotify playlist!


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1 comment

  • Lana : June 14, 2021

    Thanks for sharing!! I love this weekend guide and can’t wait to see it for more cities!

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