roadbikeRob saidWhat is there to do in Austin during the SXSW Festival. Other than going out and getting drunk every night, absolutely nothing. I used to live in Austin, it isn't all what it is cracked up to be. I am so glad to be away from that unfriendly, expensive, overrated town on the Colorado River and I-35.
Honey Child.. you take Buffalo and I'll take Austin anyday!
I happen to LOVE Austin. I'm a few hours north, in Dallas and love it here too. We tend to go each year to Austin City Limits
for the 3 day, outdoor concerts on Zilker Park. Always have a blast.
As for downtown, it's fun to go out to eat and wander around. Who says you have to go drink? There's some fun clubs to go to. It has a college vibe to it and lots of energy. Fun, cool architecture everywhere.
I wished I had that time off work. I'd love to go!
What cool architecture, it is mostly steel and glass boxes along with ubiquitous strip plazas. Zilker Park, other than the murky Barton Springs pool, the rest of that park is mediocre, dull grassland. College vibe, yeah all the UT crowd is down there getting drunk off their asses and making idiots of themselves or fighting. Austin doesn't really have a true downtown core, it is basically a giant, sprawling suburb of a state government building complex. Energy
if you are into drunk college students and rude, belligerent natives than Austin is the right place for you. I am so glad to be gone from that overrated, crappy town. We might lack a exciting gay and music scene, but Buffalo easily tops Austin in terms of architecture, historic neighborhoods, culture, friendly people, great food, and a wonderful four season climate even though this winter was too harsh just like the rest of the northern US.