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TravelWise

Austin
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Austin, Texas, a city writer Spike Gillespie describes as the music capital of the world. “Music in Austin is like wine in Paris—it’s everywhere.” We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Gillespie’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Austin.













BASICS

Getting There
www.ci.austin.tx.us/newairport
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport site, with flight information and schedules

Making Telephone Calls
www.555-1212.com/area_codes.cfm
Enter 78701 for Austin’s area code

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/us_tx_austin.html
Seven-day forecasts, the current temperature, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts

ESSENTIALS

Where to Stay
www.hotelguide.net/austin
An extensive guide that includes addresses, telephone numbers, and amenities for Austin-area hotels, inns, and resorts—searchable by region

www.placestostay.com/search/HotelSearch?city=Austin&
country=United%20States&submit.y=7&submit.x=21&state
=Texas&hotel=

Descriptions of and room rates for Austin-area hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and inns

Where to Eat
austin.citysearch.com/Austin/Food_Drink/Restarants/
Includes addresses, telephone numbers, links, and reviews for over 2,000 restaurants and eateries, organized by cuisine type

How to Get Around
austin.about.com/citiestowns/southwestus/
austin/msubtranspublic.htm

An extensive listing of links for Austin’s public transportation system—plus schedules, fares, and routes

THINGS TO DO

Cultural Activities
www.auschron.com/current/calendar
A regularly updated calendar that includes listings and descriptions for activities related to local theater, music, art, film, dance, and more

austinmusicarts.com
Detailed guide to Austin’s famous musical scene

Nightlife and Entertainment
austin.citysearch.com/Austin/Food_Drink/
Nightclubs_and_Bars

Extensive listings of bars and nightclubs, organized according to activity—plus, telephone numbers, addresses, links, and reviews

Recreation
www.austinlinks.com/rec.html
A massive links guide with information on a variety of recreational activities—parks, hiking trails, golf courses, paint-ball centers, and more

MEDIA

Newspapers
www.austin360.com/statesman/editions/today
The online edition of the Austin American-Statesman

Magazines
www.austinlinks.com/Media
Links to 18 Austin-related magazines online—plus, links to 17 radio stations, 12 television stations, and four newspapers

Books
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/browse/-/books/
67539/103-9972053-6450243

A direct link to Amazon.com’s books and maps on Austin

shop.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?
WRD=Austin%2CTX&userid=48Z76TI3JT

A direct link to Barnes & Noble’s collection of Austin-related books and maps

FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau
www.austin360.com/acvb
Information on hotel-room deals, music, events, and film

www.austinlinks.com
A helpful directory with links for information on arts, restaurants, film, accommodations, recreation, travel, and more

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