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cuda2k 02-27-06 08:13 PM

Austin sights and attactions - indoors/outdoors
 
Calling all our Austin, Tx members!

I'm thinking of taking a trip down your way with my fiancee in early March (likely 8th-11th or so) and trying to come up with a good list of things to do while in town. We'll likely be caming at a near by Texas State Park (any suggestions on which?) or other camping grounds. Difficulty - no bikes. I know I know, coming all the way to Austin w/o the bike is just wrong - but she doesn't ride and this will be the last visit with her before the wedding in May so I want to show her a great time with her. Thanks!

TexasGuy 02-27-06 08:24 PM

Ummmm There is San Antonio, and the river walk. Its a 90 mile drive but could definitely be worth it.

RedHairedScot 02-27-06 08:34 PM

Austin's the cultural center of the universe, man.

Or so I hear.

Wish I could help...I could show you where the lab was...

cuda2k 02-27-06 08:39 PM

That's what I hear too. And after passing through it for one reason or another for the last several years of living in the cultural wasteland of Dallas I'd like to make a good trip of it.

J-McKech 02-27-06 11:55 PM

Coming to Austin w/ no bike! It's blasphemy!! Texas state parks around here...hmm I dunno. I know how some cool other places to camp to experience the hill country without ten million other people. I'm sure while you're here you'll want to hit up Chuys for some tex-mex and Hills Cafe for a burger. Always music, just find a the Chronicle outside any eattery and look in there. UT Baseball I'm sure has a game you could check out. What are your interests man.

cuda2k 02-28-06 08:29 AM

FreeridinLoon - I know, I'd love to throw the mtb, the road bike, or both in the back of the truck on the way that direction. But I fear if I got on the trails or roads down there I wouldn't be seen by the GF for a full day or two. :D Chuys is a good suggestion to hit for food, been to the Dallas location and it's mighty tasty.

Travelinguyrt 02-28-06 05:58 PM

Calling all you Austinites............

Centuries ago when I was a student at UT there was a german, I think old time restaurant, maybe somewhere near downtown where we could go for CHEAP beer and moderately good food
Usually went there in the last week before our GI checks arrived and we were down to our last 5 bux
Can't remember the name but the building was decades old decades ago, any help and is it still there?

randya 02-28-06 06:21 PM

Enchanted Rock http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...nchanted_rock/

Pedernales State Park

Hippie Hollow on Lake Travis

Town Lake / Zilker Park / Barton Springs http://www.texasoutside.com/townlakemap.htm

The Continental Club http://www.continentalclub.com/

The local weekly entertainment paper: http://www.austinchronicle.com/

The Art Museum

Mount Bonnell

J-McKech 02-28-06 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Travelinguyrt
Calling all you Austinites............

Centuries ago when I was a student at UT there was a german, I think old time restaurant, maybe somewhere near downtown where we could go for CHEAP beer and moderately good food
Usually went there in the last week before our GI checks arrived and we were down to our last 5 bux
Can't remember the name but the building was decades old decades ago, any help and is it still there?

Schultz Beer Garden?

CycleMagic 03-01-06 02:06 AM

You will be there just in time for South by Southwest !!! Austin IS the Live Music Captial of the World, dontchaknow?!

sngltrackdufus 03-01-06 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CycleMagic
You will be there just in time for South by Southwest !!! Austin IS the Live Music Captial of the World, dontchaknow?!

Yeah, if you fancy kickin turds

Travelinguyrt 03-01-06 06:14 AM

BINGO, Shultz is the place. Still there? Passing thru Austin on the way to Oregon in early summer and plan 2 days in Austin

Coyote! 03-01-06 06:24 AM

Ok, pop over to Enchanted Rock State Park, about 80 miles west as I recall. It's a huge granite batholith [like Stone Mountain in Atlanta]. Road runners, Indian artifacts, hot as Hell. Pretty cool.

On the way back, visit the Lyndon Johnson homeplace in Johnson City [of all places] and then get some sauerbraten in Fredericksburg.

Back in town, go to one of the Threadgills restaurants. . .the best Texas dining! Oh, Oh. . .and then go out to the County Line for Texas barbeque.

cuda2k 03-01-06 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Travelinguyrt
BINGO, Shultz is the place. Still there? Passing thru Austin on the way to Oregon in early summer and plan 2 days in Austin

Where the heck are you that getting to Oregon passes through Austin? lol.

Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Still trying to plan and such, see how much time I can afford to take off.


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