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- 81%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 71%Local Culture
- 68%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Business Travelers
- 62%Budget Travelers
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- AustinNov 16, 2013
It's funny to write just an overall review of Austin. It's one of those city with it's own living personality, and like all things with character, there is real depth and complexities to this place. You really can't get a good feel for the place without staying a while.
If you're looking for a unique experience, you need to go here if you have a chance to and trust me, whatever you'd heard about this city, it's true and so much more! Austin, not just a legend of Texas but to the United States. And don't get, Keep Austin Weird.Recommended for
- AustinMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 15, 2013
Feel that? Yeah, that crisp tingle around your nose and the chilly bite attacking your fingers--it's chilly in Austin and everyone is looking for ways to stay warm. We Austinites are known for our love of outdoor activities, but what does one do once the temperature drops below our beloved 80+ degrees and down into the upper 30s? (I saw my breath the other morning as I was heading down the street for coffee and almost lost it!)
Many cafes offer outdoor seating with heaters stationed at every table. All recreational activities aside, this has to be one of the best ways to beat the cold in this city. Austin is rife with amazingly quirky and delicious cafes and restaurants, and nothing quite does it for me like a hot tai coffee under the heaters at Elizabeth St. Cafe on S. 1st, or a cortada in the back garden at Blue Dahlia Bistro. When the temperatures drop, the heaters go up, and it is the coziest one can be while still enjoying the city.
So bundle up, ya'll, and don't let the cool weather prevent you from getting your grub on! Al fresco dining in the winter? Yes please!
- AustinMember ofFoodiesLGBTGreen Travelers+ 5Nov 07, 2013
Fun city to visit! Great music and food scene. There's always something to do you may just have to look around for it. There's a couple of great museums at the south end of the UT campus. Overall an enjoyable place.
- AustinMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 20, 2013
Known to West Coasters as the Portland (or San Francisco, or Seattle) of the South, Austin has most of the advantages of any progressive metropolis - interesting underground art, liberal values, independent coffee shops and bars, fun festivals - and many of the best parts of Texas - lots of live music, plenty of places to go dancing, great food (yay BBQ!), beautiful views, and a strong sense of history. My favorite time in Austin is SXSW, but if you're not a fan of crowds, you might want to skip Austin in March.
- AustinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
Austin is the cool, laid back city of Texas. UT-Austin is based there, so there's a prominent college town-vibe encased in a big city. There are lots of bars, coffee shops, nearby. Also, there are many outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, etc.
- AustinMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 16, 2013
Austin is a green, liberal oasis deep in the heart of Texas. Being the oasis that it is, it's blessed with some of the most beautiful watering holes, rolling hills and emerald lakes. The gorgeous, friendly women, rowdy nightlife and round-the-clock music scene make Austin the most livable city in the great state of Texas.
- AustinOct 11, 2013
Austin is an incredible city... Especially if you like food, music, or kitsch. The food scene is to die for. You'll be sad that you don't have extra stomachs to hold all the things you'll want to try. Locals are friendly and really proud of their city. Be aware of when the larger music festivals are happening, as hotel prices will likely skyrocket.
- AustinSep 27, 2013
Being my current place of residence, I am a bit partial and biased towards Austin. Having lived in many cities and regions throughout the U.S., I can say that this is the first place I can truly call home. "Keep Austin Weird" is a motto embraced by one of the most eclectic mixes of people a city could have.
What do you like to do? Whatever your answer is, you'll find it in Austin. From countless music and film festivals, great eats, an exciting night life to a beautiful and diverse outdoor scene, there is never dull moment. You won't find a more utopian city.Recommended for
- AustinMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersHistory Buffs+ 2Aug 06, 2013
I didn't like Austin, Texas. Yes, it's a college town and a party place, but the people for the most part seemed cold and aloof. Granted I was only there for three days, so it's more than a superficial observation.