explore at your own pace
New mobile-friendly guide invites Austinites to explore local hotspots at their own pace
Just in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend, you and your loved ones can explore your hometown using a new downloadable guide created by Guide to Austin Architecture, the Austin Foundation for Architecture, and the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Released on June 30, "The Heart of Texas" contains 28 different locations for some fun, at-your-own-pace exploration around the city. A few of the legendary stops included in the guide are Pease Park Tree House, Stubb's Barbecue, and more.
"This tour shows how ‘Austin-ness’ shines through our near and dear spaces," said Ingrid Spencer, the executive director of AIA Austin and the Austin Foundation for Architecture in a release. "We know honoring the particular sense of a place is the beating heart of good design, and keeps the community strong."
This new self-guided tour is the sixth installment of mobile-friendly guides that explore treasured Austin architecture. Places that represent a "classic" perspective of the city were chosen by a committee of volunteers from AIA Austin and Austin Foundation for Architecture.
"Absolutely we remembered the Armadillo – but there’s no end of places with that independent spirit standing now and being built," said Guide curator Bud Franck. "This is our largest tour yet and we have so many ‘classic’ Austin spots left to cover. It’s a fun challenge."
More information about "The Heart of Texas" can be found on guidetoaustinarchitecture.com.