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Austin July 5/6

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Austin July 5/6

Hi!

Coming to July 5-7, driving from Dallas to Austin.

We're staying at the days inn university downtown. How far is that from sixth street and is it walkable? We're looking to do some day drinking and pool parties any recommendations?

Thanks!!

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1. Re: Austin July 5/6

The Days Inn is right on the Interstate on the opposite side of the Interstate from downtown. You cannot walk to 6th Street from there. You will need to take a cab if you are planning on drinking.

You aren't going to find a pool party scene at your hotel. (I'm not sure that it even has a pool.) Most of the hotel pools are for guests only. Tthe W Hotel downtown allows non-guest access to the pool if you booked a spa appointment or paid for a day pass. It's only available certain days of the week. Here's the information on that - http://www.whotelaustin.com/austin-wet

Your best bet for a place to swim is Barton Springs Pool, the city's public spring-fed swimming pool at Zilker Park.There are lots of people there in the summer, but no alcohol. austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-po…

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2. Re: Austin July 5/6

That hotel is not walkable. It's roughly 32nd Street - 32-6=26 blocks of hilly walking. Day drinking is not a problem - you're close to the UT campus. However, most of the bars are in west campus, your hotel is east. I'm not aware of an active pool party scene... unless you personally know someone, . The parks (like Barton Springs) don't allow alcohol.

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3. Re: Austin July 5/6

thanks for the help! Unfortunately, i booked the hotel through hotwire.com and can't switch. We will have a car. How far is Barton Springs from where we are staying?

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4. Re: Austin July 5/6

According to google maps, it's between 4 and 5 miles depending on the route you take.

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