Guest article by Caitlin Johnson
Let’s not forget how lucky we are to live in this weird city. Breakfast tacos, city-maintained trails, high-quality street art and endless BBQ are just some of the wonderful things we never lack in Austin, Texas. But not everyone is lucky enough to live in a city as beautiful as ours.
Below is a selection of fine Austin spots that always makes visitors and friends from out of town jealous they’re not living here–yet. Check it out and make sure to save for the next time you want to brag about our cool city!
1/ Lick Honest Ice Creams
When summer lasts several months, cool treats like ice cream are taken very seriously. Lick Honest Ice Creams creates artisan flavors–with no artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup–using dairy from a family-owned farm in Central Texas. With flavor combinations like Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey, Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil & Sea Salt, and Hill Country Honey & Vanilla Bean, Lick takes you where no other ice cream shop has taken you before!
Lucky for Austinites needing a fix, we can now pick up pints of our favorite flavors at grocery stores throughout the city. Out-of-towners, don’t worry, Lick is more than happy to send some pints your way too.
1100 S. Lamar Blvd and 6555 Burnet Road #200 – Website
2/ Stunt Ranch
There are plenty of ranches in Texas, but the one right outside of Austin is where adventure junkies, young and old, can have the best afternoon of their lives. If you’re not brave enough to Action Hero Training, you can take part in some of the milder activities like Zorb ball racing, helicopter detonation or ziplining.