For those couples feeling serious wanderlust, we partnered with
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for this post that shares why you're going to fall in love with Austin, TX.
Taking a minivacation with someone you love is a really romantic way to spend time together. Although Austin, TX, might not be known as the city for lovers, there's plenty of romance to be found in this exciting town. Along with taking in the scene, you can check out the following local favorites and stunning stops that will leave you both loving the time you had in Austin together.
Stroll Down Congress Avenue
Congress Avenue is an ever-changing collection of eclectic shops and unique cafes. You can spend hours exploring stores and checking out local art and displays. Walk across Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge on Summer nights and watch the world's largest
urban bat colony swoop out for the evening. It's really amazing.
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Catch Some Music
Austin is a city that's known for its music scene, so head to the park and check out Blues on the Green or even venture through town and check out what's playing. Make it really romantic and spend the night right downtown at a
relaxing hotel. Take advantage of these great weekend deals and make it a getaway. Don't forget to check out who's playing Austin City Limits or book your visit during South by Southwest to really take in the amazing music scene.
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Grab Dinner and a Movie
Take care of dinner and a movie all at one spot thanks to
Alamo Drafthouse. From classic pizzas to high-end burgers, you can catch a flick while enjoying some delicious eats — and maybe a cold beer or two. There are several locations throughout Austin, making it a fun option for your next romantic evening.
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Check out the sunset at Lady Bird Lake
One of the most relaxing options is to pack a picnic basket and head to Lady Bird Lake and catch the sunset. After watching the beautiful show, stay and relax under the stars. Even better? Paddle-board or kayak on Lady Bird Lake in the shimmering light at the end of the day. So romantic.
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Go Cheese Tasting
One of the quaint cheese shops in the area,
Antonellie's offers so many delicious bites. Better yet, sign up for one of their many cheese-making classes or taste testings. You can also head to Alta's Cafe and enjoy a cheese plate and a glass of wine.
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Take a Sunset Cruise
Take advantage of one of the most romantic ways to take in Austin and book a cruise with one of the several different
chartering services that will take you out on the lake to catch the sunset. Kick back, sip some wine, and snuggle with your honey.
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Do a Mural Tour
Part of what makes Austin unique is all the amazing murals. Turn date night into a street art bucket list and map out all the most quirky creations to stop and check out. You might discover a new cafe, restaurant, or even bar along the way. One must visit is the "I love you so much" mural on South Congress.
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Go to a Local's Favorite
There are tons of delicious spots to eat in Austin, but the locals know the right places to go for date-night fun. Enjoy the eclectic vibe at the
Magnolia Cafe, hang out at the Hopdoddy Burger Bar, or dine at the South Congress Café. All offer something a little different, making them options for whatever you're craving as a couple.
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