Hello! Texas’ Elizabeth Macasadia has been to 125 countries and 49 states, so she’s a pro at finding the best things to do in cool cities. Here’s her expert take on Austin!

My definition of One Perfect Day in Austin is going to an amazing brunch with mimosas and live music at Stubbs, followed by loads of shopping at The Domain, an electric bike ride on our new waterfront boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake, and then dinner and salsa dancing at Casa Chapala.


I chose to make Austin my home because: Hello! asked me to move here! No, really, I absolutely love exploring new cities, so when our General Manager asked me to make the move, I happily accepted!

I’m passionate about street art in my hometown. All around Austin there is amazing street art. It seems everywhere you turn downtown there are murals of all styles. It’s gorgeous!


People would be surprised to know that Austin was just named the Best Place to Live by US News & World Report.

In my opinion, Tex Mex is the signature food/drink item that visitors must sample in Austin. There are so many varieties and amazing places to get Tex Mex here!