For those looking for a short-term rental close to many amazing restaurants and watering holes, it doesn’t get any better than East Austin. No matter what kind of pad you’re looking for–either a contemporary, brand new build or an older, quaint bungalow, you’re bound to find something in East Austin that fits the bill. It’s also ideal for those looking to ditch their car if you want to bike downtown to the area’s numerous coffee shops, like Bennu Coffee, which is open 24/7, and coworking spaces like the gorgeous Cathedral which has set up shop in a renovated church building.
After dining out at famous eateries like Franklin Barbecue, Suerte, and Birdie’s, you’ll want to take advantage of East Austin’s live music venues where you can enjoy bands any day of the week. Genres run the gamut from punk shows at Hotel Vegas to folk music at the Scoot Inn and even blues at the legendary Victory Grill, so there really is something for everyone. For those seeking culture, there’s the George Washington Carver Museum, Texas State Cemetery, and Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour. The local organization Six Square aims to preserve the historic Black legacy of the neighborhood and offers informative walking tours and other events throughout the year.
This native Austinite has written for local publications like Tribeza and Austin Monthly. When she's not at her computer, you'll find her at a movie theater, practicing her crow pose, or snuggling with her cat.
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