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3 resorts you might want to visit with new nonstop flight to Puerto Rico

The Condado Ocean Club resort in San Juan. (Condado Ocean Club)

Getting from Austin to Puerto Rico is about to become much easier—and these resorts will ensure that you never want to leave.

Starting Oct. 7, American Airlines is becoming the first and only airline to offer direct flights from the Texas capital to San Juan—one of 14 new routes the airline is adding at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this fall.

In San Juan, Austinites will have the opportunity to stay at one of a number of luxury resort offerings from The Condado Collection: the Condado Vanderbilt, La Concha Resort, and the Condado Ocean Club. Each property is set on or within walking distance of Condado Beach, a short drive from the Isla Grande Airport.

For a spa getaway: The Condado Vanderbilt

Relaxing is the name of the game at The Condado Vanderbilt. The resort boasts world class spa treatments, award-winning dining and unparalleled oceanfront views. Guests can enjoy an infinity pool and sundeck with a tanning and hydration specialist, along with fine dining at 1919, where Michelin Star-rated Executive Chef Juan José Cuevas offers guests a "true epicurean masterpiece."

For a party: La Concha Resort

Dance the night away from morning to night at La Concha Resort. Enjoy a live DJ and poolside beats after brunch from Friday-Sunday at The Loft Beachfront, club life at resort club Fifty Eight. And don't miss out on the on-property Casino del Mar. And when you're ready to rejuvenate after a weekend of partying, the property offers outdoor oceanfront mindfulness sessions, wine yoga every day at 5 o'clock, and more.

A romantic getaway: Condado Ocean Club

You and yours can head to the heart of the Condado district, San Juan's chic and vibrant beach town for a mix of fun and relaxation. With an oceanfront pool featuring poolside cabanas, bottle service and live DJs, there's no way you'll want to leave this place. This Club is full of good eats and treats, including from Jade, that offers Japanese whiskeys and cocktails that pair perfectly with the Japanese-inspired tapas menu.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway