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December 30, 2023

More city parks to camp in, please

Y'all found some great places to tent camp, in the 10-15$ range, and now I'm extending that to more central Texas, anywhere in the Austin -San Antonio or Dallas region. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by Jacen around Angelina County, TX at 12:06 PM - 2 answers

December 5, 2023

Where to sleep/tent/car camp in Fredericksburg, Tx

It's looking like I shall need a place to stay in or around Fredericksburg, Texas for about a month. I have a decent tent and can sleep in my car in an emergency. Budget is about 20$ a day, max [more inside]
posted by Jacen around Fredericksburg, TX at 3:15 PM - 5 answers has best

November 16, 2023

Best part of Dallas, TX for an April eclipse visit?

Looking at booking a hotel in Dallas to see the eclipse. I want an area that is safe and affordable, that is easy to get to from the airport (DFW) via rental or Lyft. Which neighborhoods should I consider and which ones should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by crunchy potato around Dallas, TX at 8:38 AM - 7 answers

June 19, 2023

Walkable Non Downtown San Antonio

I'm visiting San Antonio this week for work and will have time to explore during the evenings. I'd like to check out the neighborhood(s) that I would live if I had to live there (this is an exercise, I don't have plans to move to SA) . Details inside. Not sure if this place exists, but something close would be nice to check out: [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv around San Antonio, TX at 12:28 PM - 5 answers has best

March 30, 2023

What's good in Houston?

I'd like to spent a week in Houston soon, possibly in May. What's worth checking out, given my interests? [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet around Houston, TX at 6:17 PM - 14 answers

November 29, 2022

Looking for highrise hotel overlooking a busy harbor

I've got a week to kill and I'd like to do it sitting in a hotel room and watching the ships come and go. Cost is an issue -- flying there and back (starting in Mexico City) plus the cost of the hotel -- but other than that and a preference for staying out of the snow the world is open. Suggestions?
posted by Tell Me No Lies around Lamb County, TX at 3:03 PM - 16 answers has best

October 19, 2022

covid booster during layover?

Is it possible/practical to get bivalent booster during a 10 hour layover at DFW? [more inside]
posted by onya around Dallas, TX at 12:29 AM - 19 answers

October 14, 2022

Downtown Austin for Pedestrians

I’ll be in downtown Austin from October 21-26. I will be staying downtown and conferencing downtown. I won’t have a car, but I would like to walk and use transit to experience some of the neat things Austin has to offer. [more inside]
posted by Juniper Toast around Austin, TX at 12:03 AM - 9 answers

September 1, 2022

Two September days in Austin

I’ll be tagging along with my partners on a business trip to Austin 9/18-9/20. Tell me all the things I can cram into 2 nights and 2 days! We’re queer, we love to eat, drink fancy coffee, and would love to see some live music while we’re there. We will probably have a car. I’ve already got Barton Springs on my list. I’ve only ever driven through Texas so I would also be down to do touristy Texas things. Thanks y’all!
posted by tatiana wishbone around Austin, TX at 3:13 PM - 5 answers

August 5, 2022

IAH outdoor hangouts?

I have a several hour layover in Houston (IAH) and would like to go outside and take off my mask. I don't mind going through security again. I'm aware it can be really hot, I don't mind the heat as long as I'm in full shade. Where should I go within reasonable walking distance from the terminals? [more inside]
posted by wnissen around Houston, TX at 2:21 PM - 6 answers has best

March 16, 2022

Houston Museum District food + non-museum recommendations

I'll be in Houston for the 1st time for a wedding this weekend, and have a free day on the other side of it - I'm going to hit some of the museums, and am looking for some add-on recommendations. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard around Houston, TX at 6:05 AM - 7 answers has best

August 23, 2021

Can I touch the border wall somewhere in the Rio Grande Valley?

I'm visiting the Rio grande valley and would love to see/touch the border wall here. Is there some place I can touch the border wall? Thanks!
posted by maxexam around Texas at 5:51 AM - 3 answers

August 8, 2021

I made a huge mistake. Austin in the Covid summer. Help.

I impulsively made flights to join my husband on a business trip with my kid the end of August. Now Covid cases there are rising and I took a look at the temperatures. Oof. Looking for help to find a great hotel with a great pool and good location and see a site or 2. [more inside]
posted by ReluctantViking around Austin, TX at 6:57 AM - 23 answers

January 30, 2021

Lower-risk bathroom options on I-77 South (US)

We have to drive from Cleveland to the Asheville, NC area on Monday. We are trying to avoid the enclosed, potentially aerosol-virus-laden environment of public restrooms. They might be unavoidable for two adults and a 9yo girl, but I’m hoping that you will have some good tips about less-traveled options, places with great ventilation or some other ideas. We’ve never made the trip before and, you know, pandemic. It is not, unfortunately, optional, so any “don’t travel” advice is not going to be helpful.
posted by chesty_a_arthur around Texas at 12:09 PM - 18 answers

January 24, 2020

Where can I park near Chinatown in Houston?

I planned a dumplings date in Chinatown (9900 Bellaire), this Saturday at noon. I bet it's going to be nuts. Coming from Medical Center / Midtown, should we park my car somewhere nearby and take a lyft for the last mile? Where should we park?
posted by tintexas around Houston, TX at 4:51 AM - 2 answers

December 17, 2019

Deck the halls with boughs of Creosote

My little brother won't be able to make it home to New Hampshire for Christmas and Chanukah this year - he's stuck in El Paso. I'm looking for ideas of fun local things that I can get him, especially related to fresh baked goods and breakfast? [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura around El Paso, TX at 11:51 AM - 4 answers has best

December 14, 2019

Hikes and/or natural beauty within 100 miles of Houston

I have some free time in Houston coming up and I’d like to spend it making day trips to the great outdoors. Closer to Houston is better but anywhere out to a 100 mile radius would be fine. Any suggestions?
posted by Tell Me No Lies around Houston, TX at 8:00 PM - 8 answers

November 3, 2019

A southwestern desert hiking experience I can have without a car...?

I would like to have a peaceful soul-cleansing desert hiking experience somewhere in the American southwest during the first 10 days of December. I would be flying in from New York and without a car. Does any particular destination come to mind for this? [more inside]
posted by critzer around Keene, TX at 11:57 AM - 15 answers

September 22, 2019

Help me maximize our experience visiting Space Center Houston

What should I do to maximize a mid-October visit to Space Center Houston? We will be staying at a nearby hotel and using uber. I have tickets for the Level 9 VIP Tour, which includes Space Center Admission for the next day. We are interested in seeing any iconic displays, Saturn V, mission control, space shuttle, Gemini/Apollo capsules, etc, and have no interest in gimmicky ones like Galaxy Lights. The more detailed and adult-oriented space, science, and engineering content the better. [more inside]
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra around Houston, TX at 1:11 PM - 3 answers has best

September 8, 2019

Texas Hill Country Bachelorette Party

For her bachelorette party, the bride would like to fly into Austin for a night and then go to a Texas Hill Country resort/ranch for a long weekend. I think this is a fabulous idea, but know nothing about Texas. Any recommendations for resorts/ranches in that area? Any tips for making this an amazing bachelorette weekend? [more inside]
posted by rue72 around Texas at 5:43 PM - 4 answers