Madison Travels: 24 Hours In Austin

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you follow along with me on Instagram you may remember my recent road trip with my college roommate. We hit a number of stops along our travels and I thought it would be fun to share some of those with you all. The first installment of my road trip recap is 24 Hours In Austin. We camped at McKinney falls and hit Austin for one of our first stops along our trip and that day was JAM PACKED full of exciting adventures. Keep reading to see where we went and add it to your list next time you are in the Austin area:

  1. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - If you love flowers you HAVE to check this place out the next time you are in Austin. There are botanical gardens, butterflys, walking trails, and so much more! Its definitely family friendly and they have a really cool water fall area and kid section where you can build your own Tipi. My favorite part of this stop was finding out there is such a thing as a "chocolate flower" and it seriously smells like CHOCOLATE! You do have to pay to get in, but if you bring your student ID you get a discount, but even with the cost it is totally worth it. 
  2. Mayfield Park - this place was THE COOLEST! Its this quaint little historic manor home near downtown Austin and its greatest attraction is Peacocks! YES....there are literally just like 8 peacocks who live on the premesis and wander around freely. It was so cool walking around the grounds, exploring the pond, walking through the flower garden, and seeing the beautiful birds. 
  3. Modcloth - If you are in the Austin area you HAVE to stop by the Modcloth store that is now there! Modcloth has always been one of my favorite online brands and now that they have a storefront in Austin its the perfect spot to stop and be able to brows their collection in person and try on pieces for yourself. 
  4. Prototype Vintage - I have heard for years how Austin has the greatest vintage shops and how I NEEDED to go and check them out and I finally got to stop off at one when I was there. I stopped by Prototype Vintage on Congress and OH MY GOSH was it the GREATEST thing ever! I  don't think anything quit compares to walking into a vintage store and realizing that you have stepped into another that you feel totally at home in:) It was like stepping into a treasure chest and I was in heaven. 
  5. Soup Peddler- I might or might not have totally stalked Instagram Austonians to see where their favorite places to eat were, but it paid off when we found this place which was AMAZING!!! Not only is it a healthy stop, but if you like DELICIOUS grilled cheeze and tomato basil soup (what we got) than you have to check out one of there many they are totally affordable. 
  6. HEY CUPCAKE - It's a tradition of mine to check out at least one cupcake place whenever I am in a new city and "Hey Cupcake" is a top stop in Austin so of course I had to check it out. Not only is it the cutest place, being housed in a vintage airstream with a giant cupcake on top, but their cupcakes are pretty good:) They are also found along Congress so you can stop by after checking out Prototype Vintage. 

Have you even hit any of these spots in Austin?



  1. I have never been to Austin. Definitely will stop and shop if I have the opportunity! Love the pictures, looks very inviting and relaxing! Looks like you had a good time;) thanks for sharing. Stephanie

  2. Looks like you had an amazing time - and I love your tradition of finding a cupcake place everywhere you go, how fun!
    Can't wait to hear more about the rest of your roadtrip!

  3. Love your outfit!!! πŸ˜πŸ’›πŸ˜ Also that floral dress!!! πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ˜

  4. This all sounds so fun!! ModCloth definitely sounds like the most perfect store for you! Did you wind up buying anything?

  5. Thanks for visiting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and sharing your thoughts and photographs. It looks like you had a really lovely time in Austin; we are glad we could be a part of it!


    Angel at the Wildflower Center

  6. Glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Your outfit is so cute, I love that floral dress too