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Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

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Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

Hello all,

Will be flying in early Friday and leaving around 2pm on Sunday afternoon. First time visiting Austin and just wanted some recommendations on top 5 or so "must do things" or "must see things". I'll be travelling with another female (both mid 30s). Will be renting a car and also looking on suggested area for hotel - am currently thinking downtown, but need your help please.

Thanks so much in advance!! :-)

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1. Re: Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

Definitely stay downtown! For a short visit and to get a feel for the Austin vibe, it's where you want to be. for a Friday to Sunday visit, a car isn't necessary, if you stay downtown and just want to experience the food and live music scene.

As for "must sees" or "must dos", Austin doesn't really have a lot in the way of major attractions. The Capitol is lovely, and there are some nice museums near the Capitol and on the University of Texas campus. There are some nice areas in which to shop, too. Austin is more about eating and drinking and enjoying the laid back vibe. If I had a "must do" list, it would look something like this:

1. eat breakfast tacos

2. margaritas at Iron Cactus on 6th or at Gueros on South Congres

3. stroll along the shops and galleries on South Congress

4. eat at Uchi, Uchiko, Qui, or East Side King

5. take in some live music somewhere

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2. Re: Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

Excellent tips! Thanks so much - I am excited and will book flight in a few short minutes :-D

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3. Re: Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

for some Texana, you could make a 1/2 day trip to Gruene..about 40mins from Austin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqwafQYOwrY start@ 1:20

free music daily..concerts Fri/Sat night...

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4. Re: Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

I ABSOLUTELY love the idea of Gruene...great little day trip indeed. Thanks for the video link! I've never heard about it but it's certainly piqued my curiosity! <3

THANKS!

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5. Re: Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

http://www.2ndstreetdistrict.com

http://tinyurl.com/p5w5oaf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfsxFtWIbhA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_k8vzcse98

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJRQyxvmA5M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4xFU8YLVO4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LCp_8C6hE0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKwdsvcDwag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djsZh9OVckk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHpDmbzwmuo (Awesome gift shop is in the lobby. No admission to enter)

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6. Re: Weekend in Austin Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

Thanks for all the links! Great info!

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