An HOUR in Austin, TX

I’ve been to many different cities that I will absolutely need to go back to, and Austin is one of them.

Unfortunately I was only there for around an hour as I had a flight to catch and we ran out of gas on the 3 hour drive from San Angelo… which kinda put a damper on the day we were supposed to have.

Being the optimistic person that I am, I wanted to make the most out the hour we had and tried to do everything we could before heading to the airport! So today’s post is a few things you can do in Austin TX on a time crunch!

\\ You’re My Butter Half Wall \\

Butter Half Wall Tara Michelle

2000 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

This is just one of a couple cool wall pictures we took in Austin. You pretty much just stop for the picture and move on. We got lucky and a family happened to be walking by when we got there so they took the photo for us! A great picture opportunity if you’re with a significant other or even just a friend!

\\ Graffiti Park at Castle Hill \\

Graffiti Park Tara Michelle
Graffiti Park Tara Michelle

I’ve seriously never seen so much graffiti in my entire life, nor will I ever again see that much graffiti in my life.

As you pull up to the graffiti park you’ll see people selling spray paint cans at the bottom of the hill (each can was around $5… so you’re better off getting your own beforehand). We climbed to the top of the hill first and explored each level of the park on our way down. There were empty spray cans everywhere, I tried using a few of them but they were all completely done unfortunately. I’d love to go back with a couple of can’s so I could mark the walls with something cool of my own!

Graffiti Park Tara Michelle
Graffiti Park Tara Michelle

\\ I Love You So Much Wall \\

I Love You So Much Wall Tara Michelle

1300 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704

Here we have wall #2 of our hour in Austin and I think this one takes the cake. It’s way more simple than the first wall we saw, but it’s an iconic IG wall in Austin! It’s truly just writing on a wall but the meaning behind it is so much more important. Watching people take pictures with their loved ones always brightens my day!

Fun fact! This iconic wall is on the side of Jo’s Coffee, which offers coffee *duh* and quick bites! They have a great patio with open seating and we figured we’d grab a quick sandwich here after taking our pictures! We both got a cold chicken sandwich (low-key it was kind of dry, but I still ate it) and enjoyed people watching from our table.

While I have ya here, I thought I’d share my outfit details!

Bodysuit – Forever 21 (similar)

Shorts – Urban Outfitters

Shoes – Adidas (on sale!! hurry!)

Button Up – Urban Outfitters (similar)

Check out my Style Shop!

\\ Hotel San Jose \\

Hotel San Jose Tara Michelle

1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

By this point we were pretty much out of time and needed to head to the airport BUT we saw a cute little sign advertising 50% off frosé (frozen rosé). Obviously we couldn’t pass that up.

YUM. This was actually my first time trying frosé and I was pleasantly surprised (actually, not surprised at all). I feel like it’s been the drink of the summer and I needed to try it! Unfortunately we were super low on time so we had to basically chug them, which was incredibly hard to do considering it was frozen.

It was mostly ice so it had no effect on us at all & from there we had to rush to the airport, where I almost missed my flight hahah.

The area where we had our drinks really was so cute and super secluded. I’d definitely recommend checking it out!

That was it for my hour in Austin and YES, we truly did all of that in just an hour. Keep in mind, we did rush through most of it… so if you want to really enjoy it I recommend giving yourself more time haha! I’d love to go back and explore more of South Congress street, a lot of you recommended so many spots there that I would’ve loved to try!

Have you ever been to Austin? If so, where would you recommend I go next time? 🙂



  1. Chachou
    August 15, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    You are so lucky to experience all of this, it looks amazing 🙂

  2. Angelica lopez
    August 15, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    This is amazing♥️ ! Your such a beautiful couple tara!

  3. August 15, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I’ve never been to Austin, but my two best friends grew up there and I’m planning on going this summer with them! Also, the frost looks delicious 🙂

  4. Vanelly
    August 15, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I live in Austin (born & raised) and you definitely need to come back! So much fun stuff to do around here 🙂

  5. Brianna Harris
    August 15, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Only an hour from Austin, definitely have to check these places out!!

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:47 am

      yeah i definitely recommend it!!! enjoy!!!

  6. Ashleigh
    August 15, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    You and taylor are so cute!! Love your content on both your blog and vlogs lately ???? Been watching literally since bora bora vlogs! so sad and crazy to see Phil leave but stay postitve!! All my love to you xx

  7. Marina
    August 15, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Im from Spain, I hope to go to the Us some day! You could do a video about how do you take your pictures and how to pose!

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:46 am

      thats a great idea!!! i will do that! 🙂

  8. Alyssa gonzalez
    August 15, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Great pics and also loved the vlogs

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:48 am

      glad you liked both! 🙂

  9. Kloe
    August 15, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Hey! I was just wondering if I could get some advice, I sent you a few messages on insta a couple days ago and I never got a reply! My insta is @kloebo24!!

  10. Arianna
    August 15, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Austin looks so beautiful and I would love to go. Love you so much Tara!????????

  11. Hannah Owens
    August 15, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Your so beautiful and you and Taylor have such a cute relationship!! Thanks for being such s great role model for me and thousands of others❤ Wondering what your best advice would be for buying your first time apartment at a young age ?

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:44 am

      aw thank you so much!!! and i don’t recommend buying your first apartment, definitely rent. make sure you save up enough money so that you don’t end up struggling to pay your rent every month! good luck! 🙂

  12. Lucy Emmerson
    August 15, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Most YouTubers/Bloggers don’t come to Austin very often, so this made me so excited because I live here!! I’m so happy you loved my favourite city 🙂

  13. Brooke
    August 15, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Taylor and you are adorable together???? You guys are so lucky to experience all of these trips together ???? I wish to be lucky enough one day to experience these adventures with people i love ❤️

  14. Emily
    August 15, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    These pictures are so cute!!❤️

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:45 am

      thank ya thank ya! 🙂

  15. Lory
    August 15, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I love Austin! You never see the same thing when you go. Hope you go back soon and share more locations! ❤️

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:43 am

      i hope to go back soon too!! 🙂

  16. Ilanith
    August 15, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Looks like so much fun ????
    Also your amazing and I love you so much

  17. Camilla Souza
    August 15, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Tara ily so so much , u are so beautiful u are amazing and I hope u have fun in Austin.❤️????????????

    P.S: u and Taylor are super cute together ????????

  18. Anne
    August 15, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Wow! I couldn’t get enough of your daily vlogs on youtube, and now you have an actual website.. well…. I’m not gonna get anything done <3

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:43 am

      heheheh hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  19. Jenn
    August 15, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Grest job! Your blogs are awesome! I want to go to Texas one day so I have to keep these places in mind whenever i decided to go hopefully before the end of the year.

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:42 am

      yes you definitely have to keep them in mind!!

  20. Brooke
    August 15, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    You and taylor are just such an adorable couple???? I adore watxhing you guys, and you guys are so lucky to be able to experience these things with each other ???????? ILY TARA ????

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:48 am

      aw thank you so much!! ILY!

  21. August 16, 2017 / 12:40 am

    Wow the city looks really cool with all the grafitti and stuff! Just a question.. with what camera do you take pictures? They look very good! X

    • Tara
      August 16, 2017 / 10:41 am

      it was awesome!! actually these were all taken on my canon g7x mark 2! 🙂

  22. Samantha
    August 16, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    The pictures are amazing Tara!!! Unfortunately I live in Australia but one day I will definitely travel there!

  23. August 23, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this post! Your photos really give off the vibe of Austin and in a way transports your reader there!

    Love your blog Tara xx

  24. September 27, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I live about an hour away from Austin and it’s such a beautiful place. I’m glad you got to experience it. I hope one of these days i’ll see you there!

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