Austin Food & Travel: Part 2

Sam Saenz
4 min readAug 26, 2022

More things to do, places to eat, and things to see in the Lone Star State.

Explore all the amazing food, live music, and events Austin has to offer.

Whether you’re a tourist or local, I’m here to help you have the best time in Austin, Texas. You see, I was a former Austinite for nine years, and during that time, I wrote a lot about the Capital City for publications such as The Austinot and Austin Monthly.

I’ve been to just about every winery and brewery from Austin to Fredericksburg, and I’ve tried every taco from Round Rock to San Antonio, so if you’re looking for the best restaurants, breweries, and fun weekend activities, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find the links to all of the Austin Monthly articles I wrote that focus on food, travel, and events in and around Central Texas.

Austin Monthly Magazine

Austin Monthly is a print and digital publication that explores the best of the city as well as events, issues, and trends. I wrote for the publication as an intern and later as a freelance writer from 2015–2017. I focused on day trips, holiday events, and restaurants.

Day and Weekend Trips from Austin

Hamilton pool outside Dripping Springs is a top Austin destination.

Cool off in a swimming hole, sip a glass of wine at a vineyard, or immerse yourself in nature at these unique parks, attractions, and destinations.

Where to Eat & Drink in Austin



Sam Saenz

UX Content Designer (, Travel & Food Writer (, and NLP (mindset) practitioner in Miami, Florida.