Week 2: A Day in Austin


You get off the plane, the first thing you notice right away as you walk is the hot Austin air. It’s your first time to Austin, and you’re ready to have the greatest vacation. As you slowly descend down the escalator, you see colorful massive guitars hanging around the baggage claim area, drawing many tourist’s attention. You get your baggage and make your way to the big double doors. Walking out, a huge gust of hot, humid air blasts onto your body. You get a taxi and begin your journey.

Downtown is the best place to go when you’re visiting Austin. Just waking around, you see more of the real Austin than anywhere else. With shops on every street, you see many “KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD” shirts, and Tyler’s clothing everywhere. As you look up, you see fluffy white clouds littering the sky. Directing your gaze lower, you catch sight of the UT Tower, many tall skyscrapers, and office buildings. People fill the sidewalks, some walking in groups of friends, some hurrying to get somewhere. The sound of car engines is constantly in the background.You see many college students as you start to walking in the campus of UT. It’s a friendly community; a warm atmosphere.

Another thing about downtown is the food . I mean, we all love food, but Downtown Austin has the best food. With the perfect mix of food trucks and fancy restaurants on every corner, Austin has a great variety of food. Places like Halal Guys and Chipotle are my favorite. Finally, when you’re all done eating, you could just go across the street to Yogurt Planet for a good cup of frozen yogurt.

Downtown a great place to go for a day out with friends. From Segway tours to the Capital, it’s possible activities are endless. You could even go bowling in the underground bowling alley that’s part of the University of Texas. There’s music literally everywhere, but that’s what you get in the Live Music Capital. With great stores for shopping, it’s a great place to go to with all your friends. The Graffiti Park is a great place to go to. With beautiful art all over, it just is a great thinking place. Finally, you can go see the popular graffiti, ” HI HOW ARE YOU” with the frog, and ” I love you so much,” a great place to go with your best friends or family. If you want a day packed full of fun, definitely go to Downtown Austin.

As you enter your hotel room, you think, This really was the greatest vacation, and I will be there in the background saying, wasn’t it? All because you went to Downtown Austin.

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