02 Apr The Green City Series: Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, TEXAS- What’s not to love about Austin? With 22.1 park acres per 1,000 residents and 13.1 miles of bike and walking trails along the hip Barton Creek Greenbelt, this city has a fun eco-vibe that makes people want to come back again and again. Look for lively restaurants, great shops and a fantastic music scene throughout the city.
Where to Stay: The Miraval Austin is a full campus wellness resort and spa for curious health seeking people and businesses. Experiences range from culinary and nutrition, wellness counseling, hiking and adventure activities, yoga, pilates and fitness as well as sustainable living classes. Stays include “all inclusive packages for mindful journeys” to help you rejuvenate, get back to nature and get back to self. Learn about the Miraval bee farm after indulging yourself in one of the signature spa packages. Miraval Austin 13500 FM 2769, Austin, TX 78726. 855-234-1672. www.miravalaustin.com.
Where to Eat: Odd Duck was originally a farm to table food truck “serving only food with ingredients from local Austin farms.” Staying true to their promise to the community, with a craftsman’s approach to cooking fun and innovative dishes, brothers Bryce and Dylan Gilmore soon opened up their flagship restaurant close to Zilker Park. We love that they have a list of local partners on the site and a commitment to supporting elementary schools in the area. Odd Duck 1201 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704. 512-433-6521. https://oddduckaustin.com/
Things to Do: Austin is all about nature, fun and clean energy. Walk around Downtown Austin to experience green buildings, solar energy and the eco-friendly local culture. Come for the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park. Hear some of the best artists of today, eat some of the delicious food Austin has to offer and “up your local karma” by participating in the ACL cares initiatives to help the community.