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      Where do Visitors in their 60s find the Nightlife?

      by Dimbox Online Now Nov 21, 2015 at 7:54 PM

      I'll be in Austin in the middle of December and am attracted to the 6th Street District nightlife. In which bars/pubs/nightclubs would people, in their 60s, gather? I feel out of place in joints, where only kids in their 20s fill the place.

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2015 at 1:49 PM
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      by DanielleP8 Online Now Oct 1, 2015 at 6:24 PM

      Where is a great nightclub for a thirty-something that has a hotel?

      2 Answers Nov 7, 2015 at 4:45 PM
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      30-something's night out.

      by DanielleP8 Online Now Oct 1, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      What a good nightclub for thirty-somethings?

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2015 at 1:56 AM
    • Halloween weekend

      by sangelo Online Now Sep 11, 2015 at 1:53 PM

      We will be in Austin on this weekend. Is there a restaurant to watch the parade of characters from, and a restaurant to watch the bats from as well? Anything we shouldn't miss on that weekend? Thanks for any input.

      2 Answers Sep 12, 2015 at 12:27 PM
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      cheap hotel

      by madmark73 Online Now Jul 12, 2015 at 8:53 PM

      Hi guys, back again.

      Any idea of a cheap hotel between the Capital and the river? Prefer not to spend much more than $100 per night? Not too fussed by quality as long as it's clean.

      Also, is it worth my time looking for somewhere within a mile or so of the south side of the river?

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 8:50 AM
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      Houton or Austin

      by madmark73 Online Now Jul 3, 2015 at 12:35 AM

      I'll have few in Texas after a trip through Colombia and just looking to relax and hit a few bars.

      Houston or Austin, I've just turned 40 but can party with the bets of them....any thoughts?

      4 Answers Jul 5, 2015 at 4:30 PM
    • Accommodations for July 4th lakeview of fireworks

      by JourneyAndrews Online Now Jun 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM

      Can you tell me best place stay overnight on the 4th of July 2015to see a big firework show with a lakeview for around 200.if not who can?

      1 Answer Jun 20, 2015 at 6:16 PM
    • daily passes in metro rapid for seniors in Austin, any concessions ?

      by M.R.Krishna Online Now Mar 30, 2015 at 5:54 AM

      There is 50% concessions in Metro Buses ? Is this facility available in Metro rapid ?

      2 Answers Mar 30, 2015 at 5:36 PM
    • Cougar Dens

      by Keg4u2 Online Now Sep 29, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      Headed to Austin for business. Best cougar den in NW Austin around Arboretum Embassy Suites?

      2 Answers Oct 26, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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      Hotel or B&B Recommendations

      by MuratU Online Now Aug 31, 2014 at 4:22 AM

      Hi there,

      I'm planning to visit Austin in late September. Any recommendations in terms of accommodation ($100-150/night) in downtown area, SoCo or 6th street, will be highly appreciated.


      5 Answers Nov 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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      Austin Grand Prix

      by KaitlynM Online Now Aug 10, 2014 at 7:01 PM

      My friend Melissa and I have a desire to go to the Austin Grand Prix for Halloween weekend, but not sure where to start. Tickets? Hotels? Etc.

      Any recommendations??


      1 Answer Aug 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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      5 days in Austin - Places + Transports

      by nogueirax Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 7:32 PM

      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

      Day 01:

      Day 02:

      • 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

      Day 03:

      • 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

      Day 04:

      • Zilker Park
      • Barton Spring
      • Lady Bird Lake
      • Water Bikes Tour
      • Food: Chuys

      Day 05:

      • 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:

      1. Is humanly possible to meet all these places?
      2. Places are grouped correctly? (Close to each other)
      3. I don't want rent a car. It's possible do this itinerary using bikes, eletric bikes or public transport?
      4. Do you have some advice for me?


      Sorry for my poor english. I'm studying hard to increase my skills before arrive there. smiley

      I eagerly await your collaboration to make an unforgettable trip.

      Thank you,

      Fernando Nogueira

      Sao Paulo / Brazil

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 8:44 PM
    • Is it safe to cycle around downtown?

      by txhou Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      We'll be visiting Austin the 1st time in April.
      Not sure if i want to stay AT&T executive hotel.
      i may rent a bike to commute around to restaurants around Congress area.
      Hampton inn & suites Austin downtown ok?
      Thank you for any advice.

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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      Hill Country

      by apbeaches Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 7:54 AM

      Picking up a rental car in San Antonio & driving to Austin through the Hill Country. Understand it's beautiful & Hill Country Food is wonderful. Planning to stop at the LBJ Ranch. Can anyone recommend accommendations? Must stop & see?

      6 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 7:28 AM
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      Rental Car

      by apbeaches Online Now Feb 15, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      In April do we want to rent a hard top or would the weather be nice enough to go from San Antonio through the Hill Country, Austin & Houston?

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM
    • 3 day weekend in Austin during February

      by green098 Online Now Jan 19, 2014 at 6:27 AM

      Been vacation-less for the past 7 years, so I am escaping to Austin to enjoy the music. Love the Blues, but not into Country or Jazz. Staying on 4th street. Would like to avoid huge crowds and lines, so I avoided the festivals. Any advice on where to go?

      And besides the music, is there anything I just shouldn't miss. - Thanks

      2 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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      3 Months in Austin!

      by yumnaali Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      Hey everyone,

      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!

      9 Answers Dec 15, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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      Restaurant Location

      by wwroam Online Now Oct 31, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      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.

      2 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 5:25 PM
    • what to pack

      by schrammy Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      I am traveling from Michigan to Austin next week. I was wondering what type of clothing I should pack. Any suggestions?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 1:54 PM
    • special restaurant

      by losham Online Now Jun 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM

      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.

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM
    • 4th of July

      by mcraig11 Online Now Apr 25, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      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!

      2 Answers May 31, 2013 at 1:11 PM
    • Driving from Austin to San Antonio

      by spedprof Online Now Mar 15, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      Looking for a scenic route from Austin to San Antonio

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2013 at 7:22 PM
    • long say vacation

      by Echobeach Online Now Dec 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM

      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.

      Few questions.

      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 ?

      12 Answers Jan 5, 2013 at 12:55 PM
    • Weekend in Austin for "mature" first timers?

      by spedprof Online Now Dec 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM


      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


      9 Answers Jan 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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      Looking for a good hotel central to tourist attractions

      by inquisitiveman Online Now Dec 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM

      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.

      4 Answers Dec 22, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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      Boat Cruises for Bat Watching

      by elise_crash Online Now Aug 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM


      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.

      Happy Travels!

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      Visiting Austin, Any VT meet ups?

      by HooptheWorld Online Now Jan 15, 2012 at 8:15 PM

      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!

      Thank you

      1 Answer Jan 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM
    • Reservations at Hula Hut

      by ktkzbutler Online Now Oct 10, 2011 at 11:00 PM

      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.

      1 Answer Oct 11, 2011 at 5:40 AM
    • Austin to El Paso

      by filboy Online Now Aug 17, 2011 at 9:59 AM

      We have the time, and would like to know interesting routes from Austin to El paso Texas.

    • toddler friendly activites

      by ohsobright Online Now Aug 5, 2011 at 3:10 PM

      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?

      2 Answers Aug 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM