I'm from London and will be travelling to Austin in February 2014 for a 3 month internship. This is going to be quite a vague post so apologies in advance!
I'm going to be working in the 'medical district' and wanted to know the best type of transport i can use around the city - I briefly looked up Capital Metro but not sure what is the best ticket for me. Is there one that includes both trains and buses? I don't drive so renting a car won't be an option. I'm worried as people say its hard to get around Austin without a car because the city is huge compared with London!
Also, does anyone recommend anywhere good that i can stay, with a reasonable commute to and from work and a budget of $850 a month rent?
NOT including rent, what would be the average cost of living in the city- expenses such as food, essentials, shopping, travel?
And generally..what is there to see and do in Austin?? :)
I'm super excited!
Thanks in advance for any help!
In two weeks I will be in Austin for the F1 race and staying at the Holiday Inn.
Joe Saward, the F1 journalist and blogger will be holding anEvening with Joe at the Z'Tejas Restaurant. Is it a long way from my hotel.
I am traveling from Michigan to Austin next week. I was wondering what type of clothing I should pack. Any suggestions?
I was told there is a restaurant in Austin where meats are on display and you can choose your cut and how you want it prepared. Does anyone know if this is true and where it is?
Thanks for any info.
Hello, Austin folks! We are going to be in town over the 4th of July. What's the best bet for fireworks? Also, we'll be staying downtown because our 16-yr-old son is going to a gaming thing at the Convention Center. Do we need a car to see the best that Austin has to offer? We'll be there from the 3rd to the 9th.
Thanks for any info and recommendations!
Looking for a scenic route from Austin to San Antonio
Hello I am a 48 year old photographer from Manchester in the UK and has a few months free time from March until the middle of May and has been considering a long stay vacation in Austin.
Why Austin, well a fairly liberal arty town, one that is not on the main tourist destination list for foreigners. I like cycling and hiking and it seems then Austin is ideal.
I want a relaxing two months, time to read, photograph, blog, work out. Has recently lost a lot of weight and is now trying to build.
Possibly has a chance of an airbnb in Holly in East Central Austin. How is the neighbourhood ? Wants somewhere easy access to downtown and walkable. Will hire a vehicle for visits to places outside of Austin and a camping trip to Big bend National Park.
Best gym in downtown for someone who likes a decent free weights section and good trainers ? Golds ?
And more importantly is Austin a good choice ? Me liberal European, gay guy, likes outdoors life, Camping ( IN A TENT ), Music fan, Wants to go to a rodeo. Likes decent Ale, laid back bars....
So Austin the choice ?
Sorry for this obviously repeated query, but while I know Austin is a place for young hipsters, my wife and I (in our mid 60s) will be visiting in late March before heading off to a conference in San Antonio. So we are looking for recommendations on hotels (reasonably priced), areas to stay (I assume we want to visit UT), and things to do.
Thanks and again, apologies, but I doubt if we want the weekend plans of those in their 20s
I was planning to be there late in January driving in...anyone recommend a good hotel close for driving to the attractions around town? It can be unknown spots too...preferably a hotel that has free parking/wifi and at least a 3 star hotel, preferably 3.5 star and above. I will likely use priceline, so i wont really get to pick, but i can at least get an ideal of what i'll be getting through the zones. Thanks.
We would like to take a sunset cruise on the lake to see the Congress Avenue Bridge bats. It looks like there are two different companies who do this - Lonestar Riverboats and Capital Cruises. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with either of these companies and which one is better. Thanks for your help.
Will be in Austin this January and wondering if there are any VT meet ups?
That would be so sweet.
I have an extra travel hoop to share too!
Does HH take reservation for the patio or are table first come first serve? We will be celbrating a birthday and would like to be out on the deck to watch the boats on the lake.
We have the time, and would like to know interesting routes from Austin to El paso Texas.
Hi, coming over to Austin in Sept. Want to spend a couple of days in Bandera. How long would that take by car and what is there for an almost 3 yr old to do? Will there be rodeos, can you do day trips to a ranch?
Want to make my first visit to Austin the weekend of July 4th. Would like to rent a home or condo. The family enjoys both outdoor and urban activities. Should I stay away from or in the city? Where would I be most likely to find a 2-3 bedroom house or condo to rent? Any help would be appreciated.
I will be home from Saudi Arabia in late June and the first week of July. I was thinking about a VT meeting during that time. Anyone interested?
Will the race be held on june 24 2012?
I will be visiting Austin this month (March), what do I bring in the way way of clothing? My trip is a vacation and I have never been to Austin. I currently live in a very cold climate.
A friend and I are planning on getting our own apartment after High School when we graduate but we are having a tough time looking for one. We're basically are looking for one in the Northern Part of Austin. Any ideas?
This summer I plan on getting an apartment in Austin and staying there for maybe 2 months and just wondering how costly is Austin, Texas?
Does anyone have an idea what the state parks are like around Austin? We plan to take our trailer and go there this summer. I am looking at Blanco State park
My friends and I are staying in Austin for New Year's and we wanted to know of a bar, preferably close to downtown, we all could go to that would show the OU Bowl game on Jan. 1st.
My friends and I have never been to Austin, so we decided to go for New Year's Eve this year. What is the best place to go to on sixth street for New Year's? We are looking for a place that plays top 40 & hip hop and where we can dress up nice for.
Im goin to 6th street for the first time for my birhtday this weekend.. Any one have any suggestions on the best place to go.. Looking for a mixutre of music but mostly hip hop (stuff you can dance to).. good priced drinks and a great fun place to let go and have fun..
My wife and I will be in Austin Dec. 2-5 and are looking for a good place to hear some classic rock or blues, especially on Saturday night. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I spent a few days in Austin during easter 2010 and now I've decided to come back for New Years Eve.
Guess 6th street is a buzzing on this evening, but how do I plan for (as much as one can) for not only a good night, but a great night? I'm flying in from Europe, so I need to do some planning beforehand. Will be in Austin on the 30th, so I will have time to figure some out then and there, but I'de like to come prepared.
How is the crowd?
Is is shoulder-to-shoulder packed?
Can you get in anywhere without a ticket?
Places to avoid?
How much 'warming up' should one do? (don't mind spending the money at the bar, but if it is difficult to access the bars, then maybe I'll have an extra at a restaurant beforehand).
What happens at midnight?
And anything you can think of I need to know.
Thanks in advance.
Me and my friend are 21 and we are from a small town in Canada (pop-6000). We are moving to the states for the summer and i'm pretty sure we will be going to Austin-Texas. Before moving, I want to know if the nightclubs are good?! I've been to Miami and I loved it. I know it's not comparable but is there any good dancing clubs?! If anyone can help me out that would be great!
can dogs go into barton spring pool?
My daughter is taking a summer class and I'm looking for a transport/taxi service that will deliver her at school and back home every day for five weeks. I know there are services for this kind of thing that offer special rates for repeat service but can't find them. Anyone know one? Thanks!