There is so much going on in this eclectic city so we put together a list of reasons why Austin is the perfect workcation spot. Summer is sadly drawing to an end and it looks like vacation mode is slowly dimming. This is why we are always advocates of workcations. Get your tasks done, explore a new city and add to your bucket-list experiences. Austin is the unkept secret offering this for travelers.

Check out why we swear that Austin is the perfect workcation spot for you.

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Galleries galore

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Austin is one of Texas’ best options for those looking to enjoy some art throughout the workcation. Famed for being abundant in art galleries and museums, there are countless places to explore. The Austin Art Garage shows talented emerging artists and a favorite in the region.

Tacos for days

Lunchtime break? There are multiple options for taco spots in Austin, Texas for all types of taco lovers. If you’re looking for a workcation that champions local taco spots then you’re in the right place. 

A surprising food scene

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The food scene in Austin is always among the top lists in the U.S. An easy way to add some life to your workcation is by taking eating tours, tasting the best that the city has to offer. 

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Friendly city


Austin, Texas is a friendly city! Taking a workcation can (sometimes) keep you in your bubble. Choosing to stay in Austin means you’re likely to meet others with recommendations about their home city. This usually means more chance to discover hidden gems. 

Cultural hub of Texas

Austin is the cultural hub of Texas, so those looking to change up their working day with some cultural activities will be spoilt for choice. Austin is described as an epicentre of creativity, and for good reason. Your workcation may even turn out to be an ideal networking opportunity. 

Plentiful hiking trails

Those looking to indulge in some outdoorsy time away from the screen will enjoy Austin. With a bunch of incredible hiking trails, it lives up to its reputation. 

Digital nomads and entrepreneurs already know

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Possibly the number one reason to consider a workcation in this eclectic city… there is an established digital nomad and entrepreneurial presence. This community means that cafes are well and truly equipped and used to remote workers, finding rentals and accommodations will be relatively easy and you’ll interact with others who gravitate to the city for the same reason. 

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