Post # 1
So after lots of research and weighing whats important to us (saving money to explore our new city) we have decided to have our honeymoon in Texas (we are getting married in Dallas).
Emily & FI’s Taste of Texas will last Sunday lunch time – Friday morning. Any suggestions for where to go in those cities or along the way?
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I think you will LOVE Fredericksburg, there are a ton of wineries and awesome local restaurants, I would just walk around the main street and window shop, eat german food, and explore the candy shops. If you guys like hiking, enchanted rock is right there, and is really awesome, if you are non-hikers, maybe a pic nic there?
In San Antonio (aka my current city) you will have to go to the riverwalk, visit the Alamo, etc… but I would suggest visiting the McNay Art Museum as well. It is on beautiful grounds! And if you’re interested visit all the missions. It’s a cool experience.
hope this helps at all.
Post # 5
@angeleri2bee, thanks for the tips! Both of us have been to San Antonio & Austin when we were younger but since we grew up in Dallas, we are looking forward to exploring the other big Texas cities as adults. We are spending 3 nights in Port Aransas, 1 night in San Antonio, 2 nights in Austin. We are planning on staying at a hotel on the riverwalk in San Antonio and by 6th street in Austin. Any restaurant tips for those cities would be appreciated!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2009 - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (LaCoste, TX) and Mary Gray Events Center (Castroville, TX)
So many good restaurants in Austin. I was there in college, so I don’t really have ‘nice place’ recs, but Home Slice Pizza on SoCo is super yummy and they might have Amy’s Ice Cream in Dallas by now, but it will always be an Austin fave of mine. Oh, and see a movie at the original Alamo Drafthouse while you’re there. I do remember that we always went to Eddie V’s if we wanted nice food. If you’re on a budget their happy hour is fantastic, but they’re sit-down dinners are also worth it. I miss Austin, there are probably so many cool new places there now, I haven’t been back in a couple of years. Oh, Salt Lick BBQ is in Dripping Springs or some place about an hour outside of Austin, best BBQ ever. It’s BYOB and all you can eat. There’s always a line, but people just bring coolers of beer, hang out on the huge parcel of land it’s on and wait for a table.
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In austin, I love eastside cafe (they grow some of their veggies on site) and vespaio (yummy italian on south congress). If it’s a pretty day, sitting on the patio next to lake austin at hula hut is great, or if you’re willing to drive a little, the oasis on lake travis has fantastic outdoor seating (although their food is only so-so, IMO). If you haven’t picked a hotel yet for austin, look into staying at the driskill – it’s on 6th street. For a super cheap, super yummy mexican breakfast, check out juan in a million. The austin chronicle (a weekly austin paper) does a yearly critics and readers poll of the best restaurants in austin in lots of different categories. You usually can’t go wrong with the winners. See who is playing at stubb’s when you’re in austin – it’s a very austin-y place to see live music. I second all of moonbeam’s recs as well 🙂
Post # 8
I live in Austin & minimooned in SA & Fredericksburg! Feel free to PM me if you have more questions! What month are you goin?
Post # 10
When you are in Port Aransas make sure you eat at The Pelican. Their food is so good! Make sure you try some of the sushi and their crabcakes are amazing!!
Post # 11
I really appreciate the tips ladies!
After researching hotels in the areas I have just booked all of our rooms for the honeymoon! We were gifted a room at The Sandcastle Condominiums in Port Aransas for 3 nights, 2 nights at The Riverwalk Vista in San Antonio and 2 nights at The Driskill in Austin. The Sandcastle is right on the beach (yay!) and will offer lots of relaxation after the crazziness of wedding week. The Riverwalk Vista & The Driskill are both historic hotels within walking distance of all the sites of both cities. YAY!