Vacation to Texas

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  1. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

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    Me and 4 friends are planning a holiday to Austin, Texas during September 20th-30th. Would anyone from there recommend any activities or bars out there that are worth checking out?

    Although this will be a chiefly alcohol-centric holiday, there may be room for sight-seeing or other activities during the day :cool:
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Going to Texas, huh?

    What happened, lose a bet?? :confused:

    ;) :rolleyes: :D
     
  3. Dr McKay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    We wanted to go somewhere that wasn't a typical destination for other Brits, like New York, San Francisco, California, Vegas etc. And being a huge Country Music fan I steered them towards Texas ;)
     
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    Nashville :confused: Tons of music and whisky.
     
  5. Dr McKay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Somewhere 860 miles away from Austin is a little far away as we'll be staying in Austin.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Did you really look that up? :D
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Just yanking your chain, Mate.

    I'm sure you'll have a great time...:D
     
  8. Dr McKay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Of course I did! :D
     
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    6th Street is where the action is supposed to be. Check out the live music section, left side of page and have fun. :)

    If bored, check out the Congress Ave Bridge Bats. ;)
     
  10. Will2 macrumors newbie

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    Check out Hamilton Pool. It's not a real pool, more like a quarry lake. It's out in the country a little, but it's an amazing experience. An giant circular rock formation with a spring fed pool. There's also a path that takes you down to the river for a swim too. Best if you can go during the week to avoid crowds.
     
  11. teejer macrumors newbie

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    Vacation and Texas should never be uttered in the same sentence. Or actually the same novel.

    That said, at least if you have to be tortured, its better to be tortured in Austin.
     
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    6th street for night life and drinking, if that's your thing - but it won't be country music. You should have looked into Nashville for that.

    Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood is worth the trip. Visit the bat colony in the early evening if you get a chance, that's a pretty fun thing to watch.

    Austin isn't a bad place, if you're able to overlook all the bohemians and longhorns. I like Dallas much better, but I try to visit Austin pretty regularly.
     
  13. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    well he did say they were going to do a lot of drinking, so it shouldn't be too bad
     
  14. Dr McKay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Its OK, my friends wouldn't have liked that, it'll be on the radio right? That'll be enough for me :)

    Mostly I just wanted to actually go to Texas and after some research Austin seemed to have a very good night life.
     
  15. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    HEY HEY, what's wrong with Texas? I live there. Everything is bigger here :D
     
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    I've been to many parts of the U.S. and almost everywhere you go there's country music on the radio, so you should be set there. :cool:
     
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    I grew up near Corpus Christi and have family there still. Would you like the entire list or just the top 9000 items??
     
  18. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    Thats cool, I grew up here my whole life. I want to move lol
     
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    Wow. There's your problem right there.

    Dr McKay, I'm not exactly local to Austin, but I'm there every now and then, and there is a ton of stuff to do. Downtown is quite vibrant (meaning a party place), even during the week.

    I guess for lack of more specific advice, I'd point you here. A quick look at the places they're recommending tells me it is fairly legit. Last time I was there it was seafood at Eddie V's and some drinks at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, which gets funnier the later it gets.
     
  20. Dr McKay thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'd be happy to show the Ladies that not everything is bigger in Texas ;)
     
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