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October 14

Austin: what to do and see for a middle aged intellectual European?

I'll be in Austin Tx for a conference. And I'm at a bit of a loss when it comes to what to see and do. [more inside]
posted by jouke around Austin, TX at 5:17 AM - 23 answers

October 4

Thoughts for 2017 on the smartcar Cabrios (convertibles)?

I drive a 2000 Toyota Solara convertible and I've vowed I never want to have a non-convertible car again. It's starting to fall apart and I'm looking at my choices for a new or lightly used replacement. I love the tiny-ness of the smartcars and test-drove one years ago and liked it (and saw this previously and this previously. Do you have a recent smartcar? Do you like it? Especially, do you have a smartcar convertible? If not smartcar, what other teeny convertible would you recommend? Are there any? I must admit that the price point on the smartcar is alluring. Details on my use inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake around Austin, TX at 8:37 AM - 6 answers

August 21

The sub-$500 Folding Electric Bike

My mission, if I choose to accept it (which I do, otherwise this post would be pointless): Build a transportation system that can ride on bike trails, tow a 60 lb kayak while walking/carrying a dog, and fold up small enough to fit on the kayak for the paddle home. Also, less than $500. [more inside]
posted by BeeDo around Houston, TX at 9:41 PM - 1 answer

August 12

VacationFilter: South Pacific

Daydreaming about getting away over the holidays has turned into some serious planning for a week in the South Pacific. Have you stayed somewhere amazing? Please, do tell! [more inside]
posted by jshort around Houston, TX at 5:07 PM - 4 answers has best

March 26

Remember the Alamo! Or, don't: recommendations for 3 days in San Antonio

Other than getting tickets for a game if the Spurs are in town, what should I not miss? Bonus points for quirky or outstanding offbeat places to eat, see, or things to do. Is the Alamo worth it? The zoo? I can get a car, or not. Hotel is maybe 15 min walk from downtown/riverwalk area. Late May timeframe. Coming from the Pacific Northwest, is it going to be hot and humid? [more inside]
posted by OneSmartMonkey around San Antonio, TX at 10:20 AM - 15 answers

March 14

Weekend getaway close to Houston

Is there someplace for a long-weekend vacation near (no more than three hour drive) Houston for a big family with babies, kids and adults? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade around Texas at 10:42 AM - 16 answers

March 12

Recs for quirky things to do in Austin Texas

Hi! I'm gonna be in Austin, TX in mid-April and I was looking for some quirky things to do! Like, really quirky. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Sully around Austin, TX at 12:36 PM - 12 answers

March 1

Texas bound! Roadtrip from New Jersey to Texas.

My best friend is moving to Texas near Fort Worth like the third week of March. We're driving some stuff and her cats from Central Jersey to her new place over a period of two- three days. What are some roadtrip tips you have for us, places we must eat along the way, places we can quick stop and see something neat? Suggest away. [more inside]
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit around Texas at 7:07 AM - 18 answers

February 18

Things to do in the area around College Station, Texas?

I'm going to be in College Station, Texas for a few days. I'll have a car on Sunday and be free to drive around. I'd like to see some nice small towns, maybe hit some junk shops (open Sundays?), have some delicious BBQ, see some unusual local landmark. Within an hour or two of town would be ideal [more inside]
posted by Rumple around College Station, TX at 8:23 AM - 8 answers has best

February 16

Is there stuff to do in west Texas (if you're not utterly outdoorsy)?

My boyfriend and I are planning a trip for the summer and one possibility that I'm weirdly into is going to west Texas, which I am given to understand is not everyone's dream vacation spot! I've only been through on the train but I love the landscape and I love Texas. What I'm trying to figure out now is whether there's enough to do around there to make it a worthwhile trip. [more inside]
posted by Smearcase around Texas at 1:34 PM - 12 answers has best

February 10

What's good in downtown Houston?

I'm going to a conference, staying at the convention center. I'll be in Houston Sunday-Wednesday, looking for food recommendations (vegetarian/pescatarian, ethnic) and also a pie-in-the-sky spa desire, within. [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen around Houston, TX at 8:20 AM - 10 answers

January 20

Austin bike route advice

I'm going to the Austin Women's march on Saturday and will be coming into town from San Antonio. There's a good possibility that my original plan for getting there (ride with a friend, park at a park and ride south of the city, and take the bus to the capitol) is going to fall through due to a friend's illness. I'm now thinking of a different plan that would involve bringing my bike, but need some help with a potential bike route. [more inside]
posted by megancita around Austin, TX at 7:21 AM - 6 answers

January 8

With Love, from San Antonio

What wonderful, unique gifts can I get in San Antonio? [more inside]
posted by firechicago around San Antonio, TX at 6:46 AM - 7 answers

November 27, 2016

Christmas in San Antonio, with snowflakes

I'll be visiting San Antonio for the 1st time, from 12/21-26, to attend my son's Air Force BMT graduation, with (adult) family, and would like some suggestions for vegan-friendly restaurants, in general, and possibly for Christmas, plus other activities. [more inside]
posted by j810c around San Antonio, TX at 6:13 PM - 3 answers has best

November 3, 2016

Public viewing of election results in Austin, TX

Myself and a group of co-workers will be in Austin, TX from Portland, OR on election day. We are pretty typical Portland liberal types and would like to find a place relatively close to downtown that serves good food (preferably BBQ or tacos), good booze and, most importantly, will be showing election results as they come in Tuesday. [more inside]
posted by Hopeful and Cynical around Austin, TX at 2:49 PM - 5 answers

October 9, 2016

Travel advice for El Paso, TX please!

Hey MeFites of and familiar with El Paso! I'm going to be traveling to your fair city in the near future and I'd like to know what to check out. I am a special snowflake traveler as you will know if you've encountered my previous travel asks, so more under the cut. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax around El Paso, TX at 8:12 AM - 4 answers

September 15, 2016

Dallas in one day

Starting this Saturday I will be in Dallas for a conference for five days. Most of Sunday will be free. What are some nice things to do to explore a bit of the city in one day? I love just walking around a new-to-me city, what would be a good area to do that, and how do I get there? I will be staying near East Transfer Center. Any advice on cheapish breakfast options around there are also appreciated.
posted by PaulZ around Dallas, TX at 12:42 PM - 5 answers

September 11, 2016

Historic San Antonio hotel with windows that open?

Can you recommend a San Antonio hotel that has rooms whose windows can be opened? Or is there a historic hotel that you like a lot in spite of its lacking this feature? [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude around San Antonio, TX at 10:52 AM - 12 answers has best

July 11, 2016

Austin work trip in late August--transit questions

I'm applying for permission to attend a training workshop in Austin, TX, from Aug. 21-25, and I have some transit questions for Austinites!: [more inside]
posted by theatro around Austin, TX at 8:13 AM - 7 answers has best

June 22, 2016

driving from nashville to austin

My husband and I are driving from Nashville to Austin via Memphis. The plan is to spend one night in Nashville, one in Memphis, and then end up in Austin. A few questions: 1.) Lodging recommendations in Nashville (between $100-$150 a night and centrally located) 2.) Is it possible to drive from Memphis to Austin in one day? I saw this post detailing the horrors of I-35. Is there an alternative? Google maps says it will take approximately 10 hours. Is that accurate? 3.) Is it better to split the drive between Memphis and Austin into 2 days? If so, where should be stop for the night? 3.) Lodging recommendations in Memphis. 4.) If you could spend an additional night in either Nashville or Memphis, which would be preferable? We are a young couple who like spicy local food, cheap outings, scenic views, and live music.
posted by allthingsconsidered around Austin, TX at 7:00 PM - 19 answers