The buzz about Austin, TX is rightly held, and whether you are a local or come seeking some of the best music, BBQ, or TexMex in the world, you can round out your visit with plenty of spots for the wellness obsessed. It’s all about balance, right?!

Since The NOW South Lamar opened on the infamous South Congress Ave, we’ve loved experiencing this dynamic, funky and vibrant community. Over the last year, we have scoured the city to find our favorite wellness stops are excited to share them with you NOW…

Start the day with coffee and snacks at Manana, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, or the Austin original juice shop Juiceland with their best-selling-for-a-reason smoothie, the Wundershowzen – a delicious blend of banana, spinach, hemp, peanut butter and almond milk that will power you up for the day.

Undeterred by the heat, Austinites are adamant about getting out to enjoy the abundant sunshine, green spaces, and waterways that this city has to offer. After fueling up, start your outdoor tour at Zilker Park, where you can take a dip in the natural spring-fed Barton Springs Pool and then hop on a bike and cruise the Barton Creek Greenbelt and its 12 miles of trails throughout South Austin. Or get out on the water and rent a kayak or paddleboard to cruise around Lady Bird Lake.

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, get ready for some delicious eats. A visit to the city isn’t complete without a meal at the healthy and indulgent Cafe No Se. Follow up with a sweet treat from another Austin original and The NOW neighbor, NadaMoo, where you can eat some of the best vegan ice cream we’ve ever tasted at their original scoop shop.

Get your shopping fix at neighborhood shops like Take Heart for curated home goods, or tap into the vintage scene with a stop at Garment, a highly curated designer vintage shop also just a quick walk from The NOW.

When it’s time to unwind, locals love Black Swan Yoga which has a few locations throughout town, or book a session with friend of the The NOW, Jeni Gage, a local Human Design & Intuitive Reader.

Finally, your love for Austin will be cemented with a trip out to the surrounding region of the city aptly named Hill Country for the rolling hills that define the region. Experience big skies and the expansive beauty of the Texas countryside with a leisurely visit to Jester King Brewery where you can enjoy award-winning pizza, beers, wines, the occasional goat yoga pop-up, and more.

With all that touring you’ll need a break and you know we’ve got your back. Book a massage and come see us on South Lamar Ave for the massages you love and trust, we are ready to help you relax, recharge, and reset NOW & Always.

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