Local Austinite Meghan gifted her cousins a Flytographer shoot right in their hometown. They enjoyed capturing memories around their favourite local haunts and have given us a fantastic best of Austin list by locals.
“This shoot was a gift for my cousins (who are local Austinites). It was a dream to spend the evening with them, especially in light of how they cared for me when I was a little one! Their laughter at themselves and life in general shines through in every photo.
“Kevin, my second cousin, and his partner of nineteen years, Cory, have been my main support system since I decided to move to Texas after college. This photo session was a gift from me — they’re very photogenic.”
Eat lunch at Franklin Barbecue. Tip: Closed on Mondays. Get in line early – they sell out every day.
Walk South Congress and South First Street for loads of boutiques, restaurants and food trucks
Run the Town Lake Trail
Hike Mt. Bonnell
Dance at The Broken Spoke, the oldest dance hall in Austin
“As huge proponents of dancing out on the town, we recommend The Broken Spoke on Friday or Saturday. The best honky tonk in Texas boasts great tunes and a great atmosphere.”
Take in some live music at Stubb’s BBQ
If you happen to be in town on Monday, go to Motown Monday at the Highball (the Matchmaker Band is incredible)
On Thursdays, go to White Horse on the East Side
See a show at the Parish, an intimate Austin music venue
Catch live music or a movie at the historic Paramount Theatre
For country, blues or rockabilly, head to The Continental Club