The Hotel of San José is located on the S. Congress Street, very trendy and hip. Let’us take a stroll in their courtyard.
Though it’s located at a lay back area of Austin, the hotel room charge is not so, $ 270 to $375 per night (may have to pay another $30 to 40 valet parking fee) according to their website.
Walking across the bridge, you are in Austin downtown:
A few yards down the bridge, you are at the Lady Bird Lake trail, more cyclists and runners on this side of the town. 🙂
The Austin area is ranked fifth in the nation for its high-tech market, edging out Boston and San Francisco’s East Bay, according to 2014 Jones Lang LaSalle High-technology Office Outlook report.
University of Texas Austin alone has over 50,000 students and approx. 24,000 faculty and staff. 2014/2015 operating Budget is $2,658 million, according to UT Austin budget report. High ranking in Business, Medical School, and Engineering.
Jo is taking a break, before you go, please take a beautiful walk in A FIELD OF BRASSICA with Gilly!
SoCo is a neighborhood located on South Congress Avenue of Austin, Texas. It is known shopping and cultural district famous for its many small retailers, local restaurants, and music/art venues:
You can check out the food truck court here:
and enjoy some live music:
Oh ya, people watching 🙂
The area is void of chain stores, and it’s full of locally owned shop bars and restaurants. For locals, this is where people are trying the most to “Keep Austin Weird.”
Parking is a huge pain!
Try this for an alternative:
Some 19.7 million visitors go to Austin annually, according to the city’s convention and visitors bureau, drawn by the city’s music and foodie scenes, plus a packed calendar of events that celebrate the Austin spirit; the Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5K run, now in its 10th year, is a highlight of the late-June calendar. Across the Lady Bird lake, you are in Downtown.
The pink-granite the capital building is the centerpiece of downtown:
New high-rise condo towers are emerging.
No traffic on a Sunday early morning 🙂
Many old buildings are well-preserved:
The historic Paramount Theatre hosts movie premieres, plays, live music, ballets and stand-up comedy:
The only complaint you hear is the traffic, it’s really, really bad…, and you have to fight to get a parking space. Though everyone knows light rail is the solution, there is only one newly built city light rail line.
Live music, and music in many other forms, is everywhere in Austin. There are more than 250 live music venues that feature everything from rock and blues to country and jazz every night of the week.
This group was performing outside of the Whole Food store, they were surprisingly good!
And, these two buildings, I posted earily, are also situated at DT: