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As part of our Salvage Summer program we’re visiting some of our favorite Texas towns. This week we’re headed to Johnson City!
A presidential hometown of renowned history, dramatic natural beauty, time-honored traditions, and creative innovations. The headwaters of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, Johnson City has few stoplights… but a lot of charm. Johnson City is just an hour outside of Austin making it the perfect for a quick getaway. Visit their website for more!
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Here are five places we recommend for your getaway to Johnson City
Johnson City Coffee Co.
200 North Ave G
But first, coffee. Johnson City Coffee Co. is a hidden gem. The contemporary farmhouse design of the building will have you wanting to relax and snap picture at the same time. With a large local selection of coffee and baked goods, this should everyones first stop in Johnson City!
100 N Nugent Ave
Echo is the culmination of two lives of international travel and design, combined with a passion for art, antiques and everything unusual. With a focus on mid-century modern, and hosting the work of over 30 artists, you’ll find a visit to this “non-gallery” art gallery fascinating.
Exotic Resort Zoo
235 Zoo Trail
That’s right there’s an exotic zoo in Johnson City that’s also a resort! The resort is still open at this time, for more details on that click here. The zoo its self is operating strictly as a drive-through at this time. It makes you feel more like you’re on a safari rather than just an hour outside of Austin.
Bryans on 290
300 East Main Street
If you’re looking for fine dining in Johnson City, look no further. This five star quality restaurant is located in the middle of Main Street. With it’s American bistro fare & notable wines presented in a cozy and charming atmosphere, this recommend this as your dinner stop before heading back to Austin.
Pecan Street Brewing
106 East Pecan Drive
Pecan Street Brewing is a great way to end a day Johnson City. They feature fresh hand-crafted cocktails, brewed on-site craft beer and Texas Wines. The beers they brew are paired with their menu of brick-oven pizzas, fresh salads, burgers and unique southern dishes, like their classic Sweet Pecan Chicken. All set to a relaxing and friendly environment. Be sure to stop by and experience it for yourself.
This being the town of President Lyndon B. Johnson, there is plenty to see from the LBJ Ranch and LBJ National Park. There are strict Covid-19 guidelines for both these locations. The guidelines and restrictions can be found here.
For more of our favorite Texas town squares, check out our full list here.
Featured photo courtesy of Johnson City