Born in New York, Norah Jones grew up in Texas—and returns often to Austin. Hot on the heels of the twentieth anniversary of her much-lauded debut album, Come Away With Me, Jones shares some of her favorite Austin spots she keeps going back to.Less
"Always great local music and a good vibe downstairs and upstairs at the gallery. So many of my favorite musicians have played here!"
"When in Austin, you gotta see music and do something Willie related! As a fellow Texan, Willie has been a huge musical inspiration to me."
"I got my favorite pair of vintage cowboy boots here once, but you can find almost anything here. If you’re into antiques and unique knick knacks for your home, this is the place to go!"
"I can’t go to Austin without a few stops at Güeros for some chips and queso and the best margarita I’ve ever had called The Don!”
"There is a ton of great BBQ in Austin, but this is always my go-to. Go to the original location, which has a great vibe, or grab it at the airport on your way home!"
"I came here for the first time 25 years ago and it’s still delicious. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone here."
"I love staying at the San José because the vibe always makes me feel cool and it's an easy walk to all the great spots on South Congress. And they have record players IN THE ROOMS!"
"Break in your boots and go two steppin’ at this classic slice of Texas! If you’re solo, no worries, someone is always looking for a partner and excited to dance at the Spoke."
"Barton Springs is a special place. Get in, even though the water is chilly. It’s a great way to cool off from the Austin heat."
"This is a classic spot full of unique gifts from beautiful artisans. I’ve been coming here for many years, and I always find something special."