How To Experience ACL Like an Austinite
Hi loves! It’s that time of the year, ACL is here! The Austin City Limits Music Festival is a 2 weekend music festival that happens every year during the first two weekends in October here in Austin. Luckily Dylan and I were able to experience ACL the past two years, and we had amazing experiences both times.
We are also going to ACL this year on the second weekend, and we are pretty pumped about it! I’m sure we will be sharing on Instagram & Snapchat during the festival, so make sure to follow along. I’m the most excited about seeing Mumford & Sons!
Today I’m partnering with SkinnyPop to share my tips on enjoying ACL like an Austinite! Whenever I visit a new city I like to experience it through the eyes of a local. f you’re coming into town for ACL this year, I hope this post helps you to experience the festival like an Austinite!
1. Stay near downtown during the festival
If you’re traveling to Austin for the festival I would definitely recommend staying in central Austin. This way you will be closed to Zilker Park for all of the shows, and close to all of the ACL action going in downtown as well. My favorite downtown hotels are the Hotel Van Zandt and The JW Marriott. You can also try to find a deal on HomeAway.com or Airbnb.
2. Bike or pedicab to the festival
There’s nothing better than biking in Austin during October. It’s so gorgeous out, and it’s such a fun way to get around downtown. SkinnyPop will also be offering free pedicab rides around downtown, so keep your eyes peeled for them!
I’m all about being cute, but also being comfortable during ACL. You’re going to be outside in the sun for hours, so you will want to dress the part. I love a good breezy top like this long sleeved one I’m wearing. It’s great because it’s really light weight, but will keep me protected from the sun better than a tank top. I opted for comfy jean cut offs like these, and my favorite comfortable flat booties.
4. Don’t forget the sunblock
I’m a big promoter of sunblock. Just because it’s October in Austin, does not mean the sun has chilled out. It’s still super warm here in October, and the sun is really strong. Make sure to apply sunblock before the festival, and also bring it with you to reapply during the festival. I know that I totally sound like a mom, but don’t forget your sunblock!
5. Stay hydrated
Pack your water bottles, and stay hydrated!
Let me know if there are any tips I left out in the comments. I hope you have an awesome time at ACL!
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