Travis Heights is Close to Home

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Today, Travis Heights bustles with activity. Its close proximity to downtown makes it one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city. Funky, off beat places line South Congress Avenue just to the west with the likes of Lucy in Disguise costume shop, Uncommon Objects antiques, Ten Thousand Villages and lots of fun food trailers like Hey Cupcake and and The Flying Carpet Moroccan Burgers. Now trendy restaurants, boutique hotels, bars and live music venues like the Continental Club rock the neighborhood nightly. Upscale restaurants like Perlas in this popular SoCo area have been featured by traveling chef Anthony Bourdain, and Kendra Scott launched her spectacullar jewelry line here and has her store front nearby. Guero’s, a former Old Austin grain and feed store, is now a popular lunch or dinner stop with a killer new outdoor stage. Hotel San Jose draws movie stars, politicians and musicians from all over the world seeking a little bit of what makes Austin weird.