Replies: 18 - Last Post: Aug 12, 2013 8:43 PM Last Post By: munchymu
Jan 29, 2013 1:11 AM
Jan 29, 2013 6:57 PM
1Lots of music - indie-type country, tons of rock & roll, electronic, psychedelic... whatever you like.
UT Austin can be a major resource - museums, libraries, decent street scenes nearby.
You need a car - though I'm not current on public transportation and it may be better these days.
Texas Monthly is a pretty good mag.
Jan 30, 2013 11:06 AM
2You're not planning on spending 15 days as a tourist just in Austin, are you?
The State history museum is very good, if you like that sort of thing, and free. I haven't been to the LBJ library but presidential libraries are usually worth a visit.
Jan 30, 2013 10:59 PM
36th street sux! South Congress is a cool area. Met more world bp'ers there thany where outside Europe.
Jan 31, 2013 12:26 AM
4Hi VinnyD, I would like to get to other places, unfortunately I don't drive, I plan to go to the Visitor Centre to check out my options. I live in a city it is small compared to Austin - only 4 mill people. I was wondering if there are any areas that I should avoid blundering into.
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Feb 10, 2013 3:12 PM
9Be sure to eat at Threadgill's Armadillo World YHeadquarters, in Austin. Jst south of the river, off South Congress St.
Home cooking. Legendary music venue.
Feb 13, 2013 9:12 PM
10Well if you get a place to stay downtown or at the hostel located at 2200 South Lakeshore Boulevard, Austin, TX 78741, (512) 444-2294, http://www.hiusa.org/austin You won't need a car. No reason to go to San Antonio unless you want to see the Alamo. You can get around by bike. I live downtown and rarely need to drive especially since we have been experiencing a 2 year drought and it seems like it doesn't rain much anymore. If you like to visit vineyards you might want to take a drive to Fredricksburg you pass many on that trip. Austin is a friendly town you will probably meet someone who would be happy to drive if you offered to split the gas on that trip. If you visit 2 music venues a day during your 15 days you won't see half of the ones that are within 5 miles of downtown. Try googling Austin Live Music Venues to see a map. There is a bus service (Cap Metro http://www.capmetro.org/) if you don't want to rent a bike. The LBJ library, The Bullock Texas State History Museum (http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/) are worth visits. So is the state capitol building (taller than the US Capitol in DC). If you have specific interests I might be able to point you in the right direction. I would look for open mic venues you might see the next big stars before they become famous.
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