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El Alma

1025 Barton Springs Rd.

Austin, TX 78704

Enjoy the views at El Alma rooftop bar, where you can see peeks of Downtown from the patio. And the list of signature cocktails doesn’t disappoint. Natalie Paramore of lifestyle and food blog NatalieParamore.com says, “Try the Chilanga—a sweet and spicy frozen margarita!”

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The Domain

11410 Century Oaks Terrace

Austin, TX 78758-8694

Texas gal and fashion/lifestyle blogger Tanya Foster heads to Austin to shop at The Domain. “It’s a shopping experience with over 100 stores in a beautiful parklike setting,” she says. Think high-end retail stores, as well as restaurants, at your fingertips.

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Maya Star

1508 S. Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78704

When hunting for a more offbeat, urban-chic find, fashion guru Tanya Foster recommends heading downtown to the boutiques on South Congress. She says, “Maya Star is a can’t-miss highlight.”

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Torchy's Tacos

1822 S. Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78704

Rayna Greenberg, the culinary queen behind One Hungry Jew, says that Torchy’s Tacos is a must for Mexican street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, even breakfast options. Anastasia Keramidas of LandOfPleasantEating.com agrees and recommends ordering the Democrat: carnitas with freshly diced onions, a whole half of sliced avocado, cilantro and lime juice, with a special green tomatillo sauce on top.

@OneHungryJew

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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd.

Austin, TX 78746

“Zilker has so much to offer,” says lifestyle and food blogger Natalie Paramore of the 350-acre world of natural wonder. Highlights include: Barton Springs Pool (a three-acre pool filled with natural spring water), the Great Lawn and Zilker Botanical Garden.

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