The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal (called WSJ) had an enormous article featuring Austin in their January 22 edition. The segment was a part of an ongoing series they call “Take Monday Off” and it includes detailed suggestions about what to enjoy in various cities around the country. Austin’s write up included a number of expected ideas, as well as a couple ‘below the radar’ offerings. A few small errors in accuracy notwithstanding, the article painted a flattering picture of our city and helps maintain the positive flow of press that Austin has been receiving over the past year.
The article recommends:
• Staying at the Hotel San Jose on South Congress.
• Eating at Uchi, The Odd Duck, South Congress Cafe, and Fonda San Miguel.
• Enjoying coffee or drinks at Jo’s Coffee, The Cloak Room, Spiderhouse, The Driskill Hotel, and Halcyon
• Entertainment at The Broken Spoke, Alamo Drafthouse, Texas Rowing Center, Continental Club, and Red’s Indoor Range.
• Education at the Harry Ransom Center
• Shopping at Allen’s Boots, Uncommon Objects, BookPeople and Waterloo Records.
Overall, this seems like an appropriate snapshot of life in Austin, but I’m sure everyone has their own suggestions for out-of-towners. We’d be curious to hear what you suggest to those who are visiting Austin. Send us your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the comment feature to post your suggestions.
Of course, we have our own selection of Austin Gems – places and activities that we recommend that are not as well-known as some of our top tourist destinations. To see our list of suggested Austin Gems, click here.
Positive press like the article from WSJ helps Austin to improve our standing across the nation and around the world and we are always happy to see articles such as these. To read the complete article, please click here.
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