To experience the real, independent and artistic heart of South Austin, you've got to take a trip to the area around South 1st Street. It’s a unique spot overflowing with owner-operated, independent-minded creative businesses and eateries.
“I’ve loved watching this place transform but maintain its down home feel,” says business owner Amelia Jane, who operates Amelia’s Retro-Rogue & Relics. “It’s walkable, there’s no corporate here, there’s amazing food, good coffee and bars. I feel really lucky to be in this house and have these cool neighbors who are really passionate about what they do.”
You could easily spend an entire weekend here and still not sample everything the area has to offer, but if you're feeling energetic (and have a healthy appetite) we've found a few must-dos during 24 hours in South Austin.