(Closed) What to do in AUSTIN?!?!

posted 10 years ago in Austin and San Antonio
Post # 3
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m from the Austin-area originally, but I live in Dallas now!!

I strongly recommend the Driskill for your honeymoon, they have some great suites with big bathtubs 😉  The Driskill is a historic hotel and is right smack downtown, so you could walk places downtown, such as 6th Street!

We’re currently trying to compile a list of things to do in Austin for our guests.  My wedding will be in a small town an hour outside of Austin, but many of our out-of-town guests will be staying closer to or in Austin!

The live music in Austin is fantastic!  When you get to Austin, pick up a copy of the Austin American Statesman (preferably the Thursday edition, it contains a special section called XL that details all the live music and events going on).

Some other places we like to see in Austin are Mount Bonnell (gorgeous at night, just don’t leave valuables in your car…), Zilker Park, the Bats at Congress Avenue, Barton Springs Pool (in the Summer), shopping on the Drag by UT Campus.  You can also do the Texas stuff…Capital, Bob Bullock State History Museum, LBJ Library…

Hope that helps!!

 

Post # 4
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1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I second everything STB said. I also recommend shopping at the flagship Whole Foods store and stopping into the local bookstore, Book People, next door, if you need some honeymoon reading. If you want to do the walk-and-drink thing, hit up 4th thru 6th streets; that’s where a lot of the bars are, and I think it’s within walking distance of the Driskill. Movies at the Alamo Drafthouse are great (you can drink beer and eat dinner!), or you could see a movie at the Dobie, an old artsy theater on the UT campus. You could also get some uber-delicious cake and coffee at Mozart’s after eating a giant burrito at the Hula Hut, or some ice cream at Amy’s after having a burger at Waterloo Records. If you’re there in the summer and really up for an adventure, drive the 45 minutes to Hamilton Pool and take a swim!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1063/1235427667_3d04ff644f.jpg

You could also drive about 90 minutes and get to Schlitterbaun water park in New Braunfels, or Enchanted Rock, near Fredericksburg. All great day trips if you’ve got the time. 

Post # 5
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

When I used to live in Austin, my fiance and I would often drive to Gruene, Texas.  It’s under an hour away and is a really cute touristy place on the river.  There are lots of cute shops, great live music, and you have to check out our favorite restaurant, The Gristmill.  We always made day trips, but there is a bed and breakfast if you’re interested in staying overnight.  Here are some links:

http://www.gruenetexas.com/index.html

 http://www.gristmillrestaurant.com/

 

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