There are several routes, and they all hit popular downtown-area tourist attractions, like the State Capitol, the Lyndon B Johnson Public Library, Barton Springs, and more. Whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, soccer or any other sport, there are opportunities galore for spectators and sports nuts. There might not be a major sports team in Austin (though San Antonio’s Spurs are just 90 minutes south), but you’d never know it because most people here bleed burnt orange for the Texas Longhorns. Some of the songs are set to the tunes of old familiar melodies. While the John Book of old would have used a pay phone, now he doesn’t have to leave the comfort of his car to take and make important phone calls. Rush hour: Rush hours in Austin can be challenging on the major north-south thoroughfares, Interstate 35 and Mopac (so-named because it parallels the old Missouri-Pacific railroad line). Buy passes and fare cards and pick up free bus schedules and route maps at the Capital Metro Transit Store (323 Congress Ave), and at most major supermarkets like H-E-B and Randall’s. All of the university’s major sports are played on campus: Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium (named after UT’s legendary football coach) hosts football, the Frank Erwin Special Events Center is used for basketball, and baseball is played at Red and Charline McCombs Field.
Grey Cliffs Campground. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. 2006 ACVB Photo/University of Texas Autumn in Austin is highlighted by Texas Longhornsfootball at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium. Visit the University of Texas at Austin’s sports Web site for ticket information. Whether it’s a music festival, arts and crafts fair, farmers market, museum exhibit, food festival, or a sports event, finding something to do is pretty easy. When visiting Austin, you’ll have your choice of historical sites, music festivals, sporting events, and other activities to keep you busy. When people think of Austin, they think “hip, cool music not like Texas.” The city nurtures and celebrates creativity, entrepreneurship, and independence, yet it’s a comfortable existence that’s easy to love. This is a city with numerous people who like to walk, and they get very upset if they are forced into oncoming traffic just to cross the street. There are also free trolley cars that run late Thursday through Sunday for a safe ride after late night downtown partying.
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In some areas of town, the middle lane is often used for making right or left turns, so watch for oncoming traffic to be safe. Best bets: Move valuables out of sight, and keep stashes safe by closing window coverings while away. To make the best out of your next 30-second trip in vertical transportation hell, follow our 10 weird (but indispensable!) rules of elevator etiquette. Make sure you have quarters because drivers can’t make change. Most individual rides are 50 cents, but make sure to bring quarters because drivers can’t make change. Across the U.S., Nielsen families are selected to match demographic and racial distributions. Both black boxes are installed in the tail of the plane – putting them in the back of the aircraft increases their chances of survival. The wings, tail fins and air inlet unfold, and the turbofan engine takes over. You can see at a glance that the surface is smooth, so you can just drive over it. Come join the angel parade, and see if you can find all the bells that are ringing in the Christmas season.
A five-minute cab ride is often worth it to avoid blisters from high heels, and taxis are plentiful most days of the week. This well-loved natural spring is a cool 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, providing welcome relief on hot summer days to be sure, but also attracting fierce devotees who swim in all seasons, no matter what the weather. Don’t miss a chance to take a dip in — or just stick your toes in — Austin’s Barton Springs Pool (2101 Barton Springs Rd). Don’t miss a tour of the Capitol building; it was built in 1888 of Texas Sunset Red granite from nearby Marble Falls, and is the largest statehouse in the country. Check out a Texas Longhorns game while you’re here. Austin’s also fraught with history, since it’s the state capital and home to the Texas Legislature. Forgo the candlelit dinner at home with the red tablecloth and the rose petals. Taxis are a good idea if you’re heading from one side of town to the other, say from dinner to drinks.