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First time to Texas - Austin or San Antonio?

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We have two-for-one airline vouchers on Virgin America - thinking of flying into Austin for a few days get-away in October. Probably four days total ---- no Virgin flights to San Antonio, but we could rent a car and drive there.

Having never been to Texas (we live in Santa Cruz CA), we'd like to be somewhere with interesting history and sights to see ... and some good bbq to sample. We like to walk, and also drive in scenic areas (although using the freeway to get back and forth quickly if need be is no problem).

Should we stay in Austin or opt for San Antonio?

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