2021_RSL_Web_1920x1080_LogoMatchday_vsCOL_7Travel Guide

Real Salt Lake is heading to the Lone Star State to take on Austin FC in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs and so are you!

If you haven’t gotten your 2022 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinal tickets yet, season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets and then RSL’s social accounts will post a link for fans to purchase the remaining allotment of tickets.

While the Claret-and-Cobalt prepare for the match against Austin FC, here are some activities you and your family can enjoy in the state capital during your trip down south.

The Texas State Capitol Building

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to the Texas State Capitol building that very well may be true. Standing 14 feet taller than the United States Capitol building in Washington DC, the impressive structure was built in 1888 and has seen its fair share of history. Admission to see the state capitol is free so it’s the perfect option for a history buff looking for something to do before the match.

Franklin Barbecue

Named “Best Barbecue in the Country” by Bon Appetit, Franklin Barbecue is one of the crown jewels of Texas Barbecue. Owner Aaron Franklin started the restaurant out of a trailer and now Franklin Barbecue’s brisket is known nationwide as one of the best. Since his humble start, Franklin has released his own New York Times best selling cookbook and an in-depth barbecue teaching session on the website Masterclass. If you want the best of what Texas barbecue can offer, you’ll want to stop at Franklins.

Austin City Mural Tour

“Keep Austin Weird” was a slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Bureau back in 2000 to promote small business in the city, and has since become one of the most recognizable sayings in the state capital. Austin has long been known as a city that values the arts, and that’s on full display across the city’s many buildings and walls. The creative spirit of Austin is alive and well and there’s no better way to see it than taking a tour of the city’s many murals. AustinTexas.org created a guide for you to see all the best creations. Consider your pre-match Instagram settled.