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    Default What the hell is there to do and see in Texas?

    I'm going mid-April, to visit friends, for a week. One is in Fort Worth (but calls herself, Dallas), and the other is in Austin.

    I did some cursory searches on tripadvisor, and

    Yeah.

    On my itinerary, currently:

    - reunite with friends
    - NASA Visitors Centre


    This is sad. Help.

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    I've never been, but Austin is supposed to be cool. Lots of music and good food. Eat some barbecue.

    Most of my concept of Texan culture probably comes from King of the Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qrious View Post
    I'm going mid-April, to visit friends, for a week. One is in Fort Worth (but calls herself, Dallas), and the other is in Austin.

    I did some cursory searches on tripadvisor, and

    Yeah.

    On my itinerary, currently:

    - reunite with friends
    - NASA Visitors Centre


    This is sad. Help.
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...las_Texas.html
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...tin_Texas.html

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    my housemate is from ft.worth, you should meet her family and 20 pets

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    Observing Texans living in their native habitat is usually fun enough, an attraction in itself.

    Texans are curious and folkloric creatures that seem to live in an alternative reality, although I do not know if giving them food in the street is recommended. But I do not think the sight of a camera may scare them.

    They communicate with each other through the use of loud (very loud) gurgling sounds, but sometimes, it's possible to understand what they mean and mimic their language in return, which adds to their rugged southern charm.
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    As I said in my initial post, when I searched on TripAdvisor, those search results left much, MUCH, to be desired.

    Hoping locals can give some insider's perspective/hidden gems.

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    my housemate is from ft.worth, you should meet her family and 20 pets
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Observing Texans living in their native habitat is usually fun enough, an attraction in itself.

    Texans are curious and folkloric creatures that seem to live in an alternative reality, although I do not know if giving them food in the street is recommended. But I do not think the sight of a camera may scare them.

    They communicate with each other through the use of loud (very loud) gurgling sounds, but sometimes, it's possible to understand what they mean and mimic their language in return, which adds to their rugged southern charm.
    My itinerary does not include getting shot.

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    Fort worth sucks for anyone, not much to do there. But Austin has a lot for people who like to do outdoors stuff. Austin also has some of the best bbq in the world, and a big nightlife scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qrious View Post

    No.
    fine. you don't have to be a jerk. I'll never suggest anything ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saudade View Post
    Fort worth sucks for anyone, not much to do there. But Austin has a lot for people who like to do outdoors stuff. Austin also has some of the best bbq in the world, and a big nightlife scene.
    Plus the UT at Austin is definitely better, more progressive and more welcoming than its counterpart in Dallas.

    Although the colleagues of the TTU in Lubbock have also always had their share of good fun with me.
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    The trip advisor lists aren't bad. Here are some personal suggestions:

    Things to do in Dallas/Ft Worth:
    - Dallas Aquarium (not huge, but kind of a cool layout)
    - Six Flags Over Texas (if you like amusement parks)
    - Ft Worth Stockyards
    - Ft Work Botanical Gardens
    - Kimball Art Museum (modern art), Amon Carter (more Western-themed)
    - Going Two-Stepping (if you want a country music bar experience)
    - Go to an upscale mall in Dallas, observe Texas women with big hair, outfits, make-up, jewelry, etc. You will see lots more blond/frosted hair and more women who've "had work done" than in many places.

    Austin:
    - Downtown/6th St... lots of live music venues and bars... very active.
    - Texas Capital & LBJ Library (if you are into that historical kind of thing)
    - Hippy Hollow (if you are a nudist—which I'm not—and the weather is warm enough)
    - Congress Bridge bat exodus, if the season is right (and there are some nice walking paths along the water in that area)
    - If it were football season, going to almost any Texas football game is an experience.

    Things to eat in Texas:
    - Tex-Mex (no, it's not traditional Mexican food, but it is tasty)
    - Barbecue (a different regional style, and folks are VERY partisan about their favorites... in Austin in particular)
    - Austin has some nice restaurants that have quirky cuisine combinations.

    If it were summer I might suggest a field trip to The Schlitterbahn in New Braunsfels (if you like water parks, floating down the river, etc). San Antonio (Alamo, River Walk, etc) is also interesting, and is an hour or so away from Austin. On the plus side, it's unlikely (but not impossible) for it be sweltering in April.

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