long weekend Mother Daughter trip to Austin

Old Nov 21st, 2019, 04:43 AM
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long weekend Mother Daughter trip to Austin

My daughter and I are planning a trip to Austin Tx the first week in February and I was wondering if you could weigh in on the itinerary and tell me where the best location to stay in would be? thanks

Fly in Wednesday night


Walking tour in the morning

Spa for the afternoon

See the bats at night


Day trip to San Antonio


Yoga hike

Eat and relax

any recommendations from the walking tour.

Eat and relax

Lunch, fly out

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Old Nov 21st, 2019, 09:21 AM
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The bats don't show up till March.

Austin isn't a good "walking tour town." For sights the LBJ Library and the capitol tour are interesting enough. There are a lot more sights in San Antonio.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2019, 06:04 AM
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Yes, sorry about the bats. As far as a walking tour, Im having trouble picturing how that would work but maybe there are some. If you like hikes, I do however love the nature trails in the Greenbelt by Barton Springs Pool. The Bullock Museum of Texas History was really well-done if you like that sort of thing.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2019, 06:27 AM
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Hikes in walking tour out! Austin

Thanks both for the suggestions. Can you recommend a good area to stay in for getting around Austin? We plan to rent a car only one day when we drive to San Antonio
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Old Nov 23rd, 2019, 09:44 AM
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We spent a month in Austin a few years back and it seems like many folks like the South Congress area which runs kind of between I-35 and 1st as east west boundaries (with S. Congress as the main shopping eating walking street) and from about Oltdorf to the river (called Ladybird Lake).

But the area just north of the river which is downtown and a popular bar area is also popular. We also like East Austin which is east of I-35 and more of an up and coming artsy area.

If you like BBQ-it is fun to do some of the BBQ trail cities between Austin and San Antonio.
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Old Dec 14th, 2019, 11:29 AM
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Other Austin recommendations to share

Here are some recommendations for while you're here.

Places to Stay
Some AirBNBs in great areas. If these aren't available, you could look around these areas!
For Tex-Mex
For fancy Mexican
Locally Focused
Yummy Spots BBQ
*Believe it or not there are many more amazing restaurants! Tried to keep it short & failed!

Fun Bars
Things to See & Do
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Old Dec 15th, 2019, 12:47 AM
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We saw more of San Antonio than we did Austin. I would recommend you add Hopdoddy's to your Austin list--they grind their own meat for their burgers. Great vibe as well.
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Old Jan 5th, 2020, 04:52 AM
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omg. that must be amazing. I've had fresh meat in Ireland. Best burger I've ever had from a street cart stand. Where I live we have fresh fish!
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