"The capital of the Lone Star State" Top 5 Page for this destination Austin by Djinn76

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I have spent November 2003 in Austin, I was working during the week and had the week-ends to discover the area.
At first sight, you could summarise Austin to its capitole and a set of modern concrete building, nothing very exciting...
Even if Austin is far from being a "touristic city", there is however more than that. Take some time, even if the broad straight streets invite you to drive, just walk and try to discover the charming buildings that you would miss from the car...

Even more, staying at Austin, you can do many day trips from there (well, San Antonio would probably an even better place to stay):
- Fredericksburg : A nice little 'german' town
- San Antonio : That's where tourist would go, don't miss the Alamo...
- San Marcos : Mainly for shopping!!
- New Braunfels : A good bet for the hot summers.
- Houston : Already much farther but, eh, if you want to see the NASA...
- Johnson City : Discover President Johnson Ranch and Texas history
- Pedernales Falls park : Nice hiking place...
- Enchanted Rock park : Breathtaking landscape!

I have spent again a couple of days at the end of August - the weather at that time of the year is totally different than what I had enjoyed last November : so bloody hot!!
...and yet the local guys told me that was a mild summer!!

...and I have spent again three weeks in November 2004 in the capital of Texas, just on time for the Halloween party!!
Again same kind of weather as last year :a bit of everything, from mild to rainy!
A few more tips should follow, stay tuned...

  • Last visit to Austin: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 29, 2005
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Nice tips

  • Jan 4, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review about the Doubletree Hotel Austin! Just wanted to let you know that we do have safety deposit boxes available to guests at no charge behind the front desk. Thanks again! Hotel Management

  • May 11, 2005 at 12:36 PM

    i like your page, but texas is called the lone star state, not the lonely star state. just wanted to tell you that since i have lived in texas on and off since i was seven.

  • TempNomad's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2005 at 2:04 PM

    Austin looks great! I would really like to check out the "O. Henry" house. Thanks for a very informative page!

  • butterfly_girl's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2005 at 6:15 AM

    Great tips on Austin...and you are doing a great job as the Austin tip editor.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 8:15 AM

    Thanks for the Austin info... you had some tips there that I had not seen in 7 years here!

  • Jun 30, 2004 at 3:46 AM

    Very informative page about Austin here!! Thanks J.F. for sharing:-) Cheers.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2004 at 12:40 AM

    Very informative page & Some great photos. Happy Travels (~_~)

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