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Destination(s): Austin

A weekend getaway to the capital of the Lone Star State doesn't have to cost a fortune. This outdoor city has a ton of free or low-cost spots to experience, and we've got them all lined up for you. read more about Budget Austin

Austin Motel

Austin Motel

  • 1220 South Congress Avenue
  • tel:+1 512 441 1157
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  • Austin, 78704
Elisabet Ney Museum

Elisabet Ney Museum

Jo's

Jo's

  • 1300 South Congress Avenue
  • tel:+1 512 444 3800
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  • Austin, 78704
Zen Japanese Food Fast

Zen Japanese Food Fast

  • 2900 West Anderson Lane
  • Suite 250
  • tel:+512 451 4811
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  • Austin, 78757
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

  • Riverside Drive & South First Street
  • Auditorium Shores
  • tel:+1 512 327 1838
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  • Austin, 78746
Zilker Park

Zilker Park

  • 2100 Barton Springs Rd
  • tel:+1 512 477 8672
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  • Austin, 78746

Zilker Park, Austin's largest urban green space, takes up 351 acres along the southern shore of Lady Bird Lake with Barton Springs Road intercepting the park midway. Grassy fields harbor soccer matches, volleyball competitions and countless Frisbee tosses regularly while the Zilker Playground on the park's southern end, complete with the pint-sized passenger train deemed the Zilker Zephyr, entices Austin's youngest residents. Within the Zilker Park grounds, visitors will find Barton Springs Pool and the Zilker Botanical Garden, as well as seasonal events including the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the annual Kite Festival and the summer music series, Blues on the Green. The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum rests along the park's eastern border. read more about Zilker Park

Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail

  • S First Street between MoPac Blvd and Pleasant Valley Road
  • tel:+1 512 477 7273
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  • Austin, 78701
South Congress Avenue

South Congress Avenue

  • South Congress Avenue
  • (between Riverside and Oltorf)
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  • Austin, 78704

Known for its funky style, South Congress Avenue, located about a mile south of the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge and with a clear and brilliant view of the Texas State Capitol, draws Austinites and area visitors for its shopping and eating opportunities. Stylish boutiques filled with unique clothing and accessories share South Congress Avenue with fun local eateries and antique stores brimming with undiscovered treasures. The first Thursday of each month brings the aptly titled First Thursday event, where SoCo storefronts remain open later, often serving margaritas or cold beer to a slew of people meandering the street in this open-to-the-public street festival of sorts. People watching is at its prime on South Congress Avenue weekend afternoons when many emerge for a lazy day of window-shopping. read more about South Congress Avenue

Flip Happy Crêpes

Flip Happy Crêpes

  • 400 Jessie Street
  • tel:+1 512 552 9034
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  • Austin, 78704
Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

  • 100 Congress Ave
  • tel:+1 512 478 0098
  • Austin, 78701

Though it may look like your average overpass, Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge houses one of Austin's natural wonders—the world's largest urban bat colony. From March through November, approximately 1.5 million bats consider this simple structure their summer home. The Mexican free-tailed bats take flight nightly at dusk, consuming nearly 20,000 pounds of insects with each evening meal. Just ten blocks south of the Texas State Capitol and a mile north of the popular South Congress Avenue shopping district, this fascinating sight draws thousands of intrigued watchers to both sides of the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, as well as just below on the southeast bank of Lady Bird Lake (previously known as Town Lake.) Parking in the area can be cumbersome, so head down early with plenty of time to get in place for the spectacle. read more about Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell

  • 3800 Mount Bonnell Road
  • tel:+1 512 499 6700
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  • Austin, 78702

Known for its beautiful, unobstructed view of the Austin area since the mid-1800s, Mount Bonnell hosts family photos, sunset picnics and romantic marriage proposals on a regular basis. Visitors park at the base of the hill and work their way up nearly 100 stone steps to the wide open outcropping overlooking the southern side of the city and Lake Austin below. A short gravel trail leads slowly downhill and to the left, offering up quiet spots for personal reflection with a clear view of the massive Pennybacker Bridge. Peer left from Mount Bonnell to find the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas Tower on the University of Texas campus. read more about Mount Bonnell

Doc's Motorworks

Doc's Motorworks

  • 1123 South Congress Avenue
  • tel:+1 512 448 9181
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  • Austin, 78704
Hut's Hamburgers

Hut's Hamburgers

  • 807 West 6th Street
  • tel:+1 512 472 0693
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  • Austin, 78703