Hi people, how are you?
I'm planing a 30 days trips to Texas / Louisiana and I will stay in Austin for 5 days.
I checked a lot of information and created a little itinerary for these days and I want opinions if this is a good list and receive some tips to increase my experience in this great town.
Hostel: HI Austin - 2200 South Lakeshore Blvd
- Texas University Campus
- LBJ Library
- Visitors Center (take some maps and informations)
- Ghost Tour (http://www.austinghosttours.com/)
- Austin Overtures (hop-on-hop-off)
- Mexic-Arte Museum
- Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum
- French Legation Museum
- The Contemporany Austin
- Peter Pan Mini Golf
- Food: Graj Mahal
- Breakfast: Juan In a Million
- Austin Fire Department History Museum
- O. Henry Museum
- Walking Congress Ave 6th Street
- Duck Adventures
- Walking Bremond Block
- Food: East Side Kings
- Zilker Park
- Barton Spring
- Lady Bird Lake
- Water Bikes Tour
- Food: Chuys
- Governors Mansion
- Texas Capitol
- Texas Library
- Bullock Texas Museum
- Food: Jalopy
Nights: Watch live some Sport / Musical / Movie / Theater / Show / Opera or some Bar
I have a few questions:
- Is humanly possible to meet all these places?
- Places are grouped correctly? (Close to each other)
- I don't want rent a car. It's possible do this itinerary using bikes, eletric bikes or public transport?
- Do you have some advice for me?
Sorry for my poor english. I'm studying hard to increase my skills before arrive there.
I eagerly await your collaboration to make an unforgettable trip.
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