Car Needed in Austin?

Sep 16th, 2014, 07:09 PM
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Car Needed in Austin?

First timers to Austin.
Staying 4 nites at Omni Austin Hotel on San Jacinto. Flying in.
Want to see the local sights/sounds/bbq.
Will be there for ACL, but not on purpose, tho we are going 1 day.
Should we rent a car?

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Sep 17th, 2014, 02:57 AM
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I think you will want a car for at least part of the time you are there, to explore the Hill Country area around Austin.
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Sep 17th, 2014, 07:17 AM
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In Texas, you need a car. If you can arrange it, don't have the car on your ACL day - the best way to get to ACL is by free bus from downtown Austin.
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Sep 17th, 2014, 08:09 AM
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You will have to pay to park a car at that hotel (which is quite nice, by the way--I stayed there last December--sign up for the Omni Select Guest Program which entitles you to a FREE delivery of a hot and cold morning beverage each morning!) Austin does have one of those "rent-by-the-hour" car companies downtown--zip car or something like that which might be worth looking into if you won't need the car for very long.

That said, I have gotten amazing car rental deals in Austin on Priceline, but the ACL Festival may complicate that a bit.
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Sep 17th, 2014, 08:42 AM
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