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Old 11-17-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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I will be going to Austin for a vacation but I want to stay downtown or at least 15-25mins away, I'm going to be doing work in cedarpark/lakeline mall how far is this area from downtown austin? Also what's the best and reasonable priced Chinese food, burger joint (preferably salmon, turkey or Veggie) in Austin? Any other fun things to do?
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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20-30 minutes from downtown.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Thank you. Is there any in between cities /areas? Want to know just in case hotels downtown are to high
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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You should have tons of options downtown for hotels. If those are a little steep, check out the Arboretum area - there's a Hyatt Place there that is usually under $100/night and it's pretty much in between the Lakeline and Downtown areas. About a $25 cab ride to get to the bars and stuff DT, and there's a couple spots around there as well (Domain).

Check the Austin Chronicle calendar, they also just did the "Best of Austin" that can give you a bunch of restaurants.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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The fastest way to access general information here is to use the Search feature to pull up tons of previous posts on all your questions. Chinese food, head to Chinatown Center, N. Lamar near Braker.

Lots of hotels in the I35 & 183 highway interchange area.

Good luck.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Go visit the Junkmans home, the backyard has a walk through structure made of "junk" sounds weird and it is. The guys name is Vince, he is a real hoot, has junk man tatted on his knuckles. He has been on TV, that is where I first heard about him.

Sounds strange and it is, although his junk is organized it is still junk.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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OK, I have to say it...'Chinese food and salmon burgers'...WELCOME to Austin!
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Check out the Reader's Poll and Critic's Picks here for lodging, food and things to do. Best of Austin - 2012 - The Austin Chronicle

Lots of fun things to choose from.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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I would recommend looking at Homeaway.com for homes to rent. I found that staying in a home in a neighborhood gives you a better feel of being a part of the community. Plus, it's just more comfortable and it actually doesn't cost much more than a hotel. If you decide to go this route, I would recommend staying in the Travis Heights neighborhood near South Congress. It's very walkable and has easy access to public transportation.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I would recommend looking at Homeaway.com for homes to rent. I found that staying in a home in a neighborhood gives you a better feel of being a part of the community. Plus, it's just more comfortable and it actually doesn't cost much more than a hotel. If you decide to go this route, I would recommend staying in the Travis Heights neighborhood near South Congress. It's very walkable and has easy access to public transportation.
Gross-- Staying with someone you don't know-- and who has no sanitation standard that they must adhere to? How do you know they washed the sheets? How do you know they don't watch the all-Nazi channel 24/7? What if they have crappy towels? Sorry, to me, this is like buying used underware.

I'll take the Hilton any day.
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