The day Daniel and I arrived in Vienna, my parents had taken a day trip. I wasn't sure when they'd return for dinner, so Daniel and I checked into our hotel and walked around the area.
We stayed in Hotel Viennart in 2010. The hotel is centrally located and really nice for the price. Of course the price has gone up a bit in four years, but if you book a few months in advance it's still a pretty low cost for the quality. The staff is super nice and they offer free coffee and sodas from noon to midnight. Needless to say, I took advantage of all that coffee. :)
By "centrally located" I mean it's right across from the Museum Quarter. We didn't spend too much time there this year because on our last trip we spent all of our time there. :) It was lovely to walk through the area almost daily, though. There are areas where you can lounge, cafes, shows, a lovely fountain....and museums, of course. :)
And then of course there was the beer. Daniel and I made it a point to try several Austrian beers while we were in town. I only lasted a few days. I love trying the different types and flavors, but dang if beer doesn't make you bloated. Making the switch to wine later on didn't hurt me any. :)
Eventually we met up with my parents. The following day they invited us on a "hop on hop off" tour bus. It was so much fun! Especially walking along the Danube Channel and photograping the beautiful street art. I'll be sharing that next! But here's a peek. :)