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.”


Grab breakfast at Magnolia Cafe, Kerbey Lane Cafe (the original on Kerbey Lane) or 24 Diner

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

Visit Moody Theater for an Austin City Limits Live taping
Tickets are given away about a week before each taping. You can check out upcoming tapings here.

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

 Flytographer:  Paige in Austin

Flytographer: Paige in Austin

See more: Austinfamily – Travel Guide