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Summary

This guide offers a romantic and adventurous weekend in Austin, Texas, filled with boutique hotel stays, fine dining, local art exploration, and outdoor activities. Couples can enjoy intimate meals, dance the night away, explore the vibrant South Congress Avenue, cool off in Barton Springs Pool, and end their trip with nature walks and delicious barbecue. Each day is designed to offer a mix of relaxation, adventure, and culinary delights, making it the perfect getaway for couples.

🌆 Day 1: Art and Romance in Austin

Begin your romantic Austin adventure with a boutique hotel stay, mural hopping in East Austin, a romantic dinner at Juniper, and Latin dancing at Esquina Tango.

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🏨 South Congress Hotel

A beautiful boutique hotel experience in the heart of South Congress Avenue, offering a rooftop pool and bike rentals. With its convenient location, there’s so much to do nearby and couples don’t have to worry about driving if they don’t want to. When the weather is nice, book a cabana for a relaxing time at their rooftop pool.

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Book a cabana for a relaxing time at their rooftop pool when the weather is nice. Bikes are available to rent from the hotel lobby for exploring the area.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +15129206405
📍   Address: 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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🍽 Juniper

An intimate space offering a fine dining experience with a moody ambiance, perfect for a romantic meal. The restaurant provides a prix fixe menu or the option to order a la carte. Don't forget to add the puffy potatoes to your order for a delightful culinary experience.

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Choose between their prix fixe menu or order a la carte. Don't forget to add the puffy potatoes to your order for a delightful culinary experience.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (512) 220-9421
🌐   Website: http://www.juniperaustin.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 2 hours
📍   Address: 2400 E Cesar Chavez St UNIT 304, Austin, TX 78702
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💃 Esquina Tango

A vibrant spot for passionate Latin dancing, offering salsa, bachata, kizomba, and other Latin dance forms. The upbeat live music sets the perfect ambiance for a romantic and lively evening with your partner.

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A great way to get close to your partner and enjoy upbeat live music while trying your hand at passionate Latin dancing.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (512) 524-2772
🌐   Website: http://www.esquinatango.org/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 209 Pedernales St, Austin, TX 78702
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🌆 Day 2: Discover South Congress

  • Explore South Congress Avenue, enjoy sushi at Lucky Robot, indulge in Amy's Ice Creams, play mini golf at Peter Pan, and cool off at Barton Springs Pool.

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🍽️ Café No Sé

Located at South Congress Hotel, Café No Sé offers a nice and quick breakfast with options like lemon ricotta pancakes and butterscotch lattes. The cozy ambiance and friendly staff make it a perfect spot to start your day.

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Tips

Try their butterscotch lattes for a unique flavor and don't miss the chance to savor the delightful pastries on offer.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (512) 942-2061
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 20 min to 1.5 hr
📍   Address: 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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🍣 Lucky Robot

Lucky Robot, a sushi spot on South Congress, offers a delightful array of options including vegan nigiri and the unique experience of cooking your own beef on a hot rock. The modern and vibrant atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience.

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Great for couples who like trying different things, make sure to sample their signature sushi rolls for a burst of flavors.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +1 512-444-8081
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1-2 hours
📍   Address: 1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States
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🏊 Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool is a must-visit for cooling off in the summer, offering a natural pool experience with an Austin skyline backdrop. The crystal-clear water and lush surroundings create a serene oasis in the heart of the city.

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Tips

Bring sunscreen and arrive early to find a good spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the refreshing waters.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (512) 974-6300
🌐   Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 20 min to 1 hr
📍   Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

🌳 Day 3: Nature and Barbecue

Start with a swan boat ride, stroll through Zilker Botanical Gardens, enjoy lunch at la Barbecue, and hike to Sculpture Falls.

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🚤 Capital Cruises

Offers romantic swan boat rides, kayaking, and motorized boat rides, showcasing Austin's beautiful waterways. The urban city backdrop and the serenity of nature make it a picturesque experience.

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Go early to snag a swan boat or enjoy a couples' kayaking trip for a tranquil start to the day.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (512) 480-9264
🌐   Website: https://www.capitalcruises.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 15-45 min
📍   Address: 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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🌺 Zilker Botanical Gardens

Features waterfalls, a variety of roses, and a mini fairy garden, perfect for a romantic stroll. The enchanting mini fairy garden adds a touch of whimsy to the serene surroundings.

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Don't miss the mini fairy garden for a whimsical experience that will delight visitors of all ages.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (512) 477-8672
🌐   Website: https://zilkergarden.org/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
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🍖 la Barbecue

Known for its Texas Hill Country barbecue, offering a bonding experience over barbecue-covered fingers. The smoky aroma and succulent flavors of the barbecue create an unforgettable dining experience.

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Try a variety of barbecue dishes for a true Texas culinary adventure, and savor the finger-licking goodness of the ribs and other specialties.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 30 min to 1.5 hr
📍   Address: 2401 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
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