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Best of Austin Small Group Guided Tour
"This intimate small group tour is the only tour in town where you get out of the van several times for a guided tour. This differs from a Double Decker tour where you are dropped off. This tour allows you to pop into the most important places for just a stop at our famous graffiti park take a photo in front of the Austin postcard and enjoy a sweet treat at the food trucks!You'll learn about art music culture food
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Heart of Austin Bicycle Tour
"The two hour tour starts at 9:00am and it is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation before hitting the road. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for biking and it is suggested to bring a bottle of wate stopping to talk about it's long storied history and it's connection to the formation of Texas. On the way to the University you'll stop at one of the last remaining moon towers that lit up the night in the late 1800's and that was made famous in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Upon arrival on campus you will visit the Tower made famous by the Charles Whitman mass shooting before heading to see the Santa Rita oil well and talk about how oil played a roll in the university's history. The tour will then head to Sholtz's beer garden where you will learn you will coast through the State Capital grounds stopping to talk about Texas' inception and Austin's role in it.You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the h
From $49.00
 
Heart of Austin Bicycle Tour
"The two hour tour starts at 9:00am and it is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early for an orientation before hitting the road. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for biking and it is suggested to bring a bottle of wate stopping to talk about it's long storied history and it's connection to the formation of Texas. On the way to the University you'll stop at one of the last remaining moon towers that lit up the night in the late 1800's and that was made famous in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Upon arrival on campus you will visit the Tower made famous by the Charles Whitman mass shooting before heading to see the Santa Rita oil well and talk about how oil played a roll in the university's history. The tour will then head to Sholtz's beer garden where you will learn you will coast through the State Capital grounds stopping to talk about Texas' inception and Austin's role in it.You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the h
From $49.00

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6th Street

The Voodoo Room opened in 2003 and caters to the college crowd, young professionals and out of town visitors. The music tends to be loud and trendy, the patrons young, attractive, and dressed for a...
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Basaic
Apr 23, 2016

6th Street

Cheers is the place to go if you prefer shots (like tequila or a good rum and coke) over a beer. Some games to play, a patio upstairs, good music and a lively crowd that was much younger than me....
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Basaic
Apr 19, 2016

6th Street

Coyote Ugly is of course best known for the movie with the rather fetching Piper Perabo and for women in torn clothing dancing on the bars. Lots of loud music, alcohol, and flirting going on. Usually....
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Basaic
Feb 22, 2016

6th Street

Bikinis is a sports bar with attractive young women wearing shorts and a bikini top. The bar has a good choice of beers and drinks and the young women there when I visited were cute and friendly...
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Basaic
Feb 22, 2016

6th Street

Of course, these bars have popped up in all the major cities. I've been to others in Vegas and Atlanta....Basically, it's a bar with hot women working behind the counter. Every couple of minutes, a...
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frankcanfly
Oct 24, 2005

6th Street/Downtown

Although swamped with tourists, 6th Street is the mecca that makes Austin the "Live Music Capital of the World." With tons of bands playing on any given night, this is a definite must if you want to...
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richnewman
Jun 02, 2005

6th Street

If you tire of one genre of music, just walk next door or one block over to be in a totally different scene. Country music, top 20, blues, jazz, alternative, live, dance, goth, 80's, hip hop,...
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amberz
Jan 23, 2003

Joe’s Generic Bar

If you’re out for a good time, love to have the odd drink or two and listen to some live music 6th Street (as well as the more mature 4th Street area) is the place to be. Every night you’ll be able to...
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challenger
Oct 07, 2002

6th Street

What fun this is, parading around the street with your craziest costume and watching others with even crazier ones. Tons of people turned out for Halloween '04, even though the night ended with a...
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yelli
Mar 01, 2005

Well I think I've expained...

Well I think I've expained most of it under the 'must see'. Go to 6th Street. for the music.....it's makes the world go 'round!!! If you like rock, my fave is The RedEyed Fly & Emo's.They rock!!!...
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bottleofdoom
Sep 07, 2002

Joe's Generic Bar

This is a dive bar in the truest sense of the term. They only sell beer in bottles. The door to the women's bathroom is marked with black magic marker. You have to go out the back door to get to the...
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Sunshine64
Jun 05, 2004

6th St. Downtown Austin

This place is crazy!! What it consists of is about 5 blocks of 6th St. lined w/ bars and clubs on each side. The police block off the traffic around 10PM Thursday - Saturdays and the street became...
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mj9462
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Austin

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Austin Visitor Center

A good place to stop first is the Austin/State Capitol Visitors Center located in the state capitol complex. I parked my car and decided to walk around downtown Austin and the parking area was right...
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The Driskill

The Driskill Hotel is Austin's most famous and classiest hotel. If you're like me you probably can't afford to stay there but that shouldn't stop you from going in to have a look at the beautiful...
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The Paramount Theatre

This theater was completed in 1915 using a design by Chicago architects, Eberson, Fugard and Knapp and was originally called the "Majestic". It was remodeled and renamed the "Paramount" in the 1930s....
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O. Henry Museum

William Sydney Porter was born in Greensboro, N.C. in 1862. He moved to a ranch near Cotulla, Texas in 1882 and to Austin, Texas in 1884. Porter was a pharmacist, a draftsman, a bank teller, and a...
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Texas Capitol & Capitol Building

There are several other monuments and memorials located on Capitol Square. Some of them include a nice monument dedicated to Tejanos (Texans of Mexican Descent) and their contributions to the culture...
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French Legation Museum

I was a little surprised to hear about a French connection in Austin so I decided to stop by the French Legation Museum. Turns out that French connection wasn't such a great one since it was the home...
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