Austin, United States travel tips

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Traveling in Austin, just like the rest of the U.S., is all about cars. If you do not have one, rent is your best option.

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In the U.S. football stands for a different sport. American football, or NFL is pretty big, and Austin has its glorious Texas Longhorns!

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Baseball is America's national pastime. In Austin the Round Rock Express plays quite often, try catching a game and soak up the atmosphere!

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If you want a real hotel for the night call The Driskill. Professional service with great breakfast.

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Austin has countless hotels and Lakeway Resort and Spa is always a good last minute choice.

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Finding budget accommodation in Austin is not a challenge, cheap motels and hotels await you on almost every corner, but picking the right one can be difficult. Try Drifter Jack's Hostel if you need a place to stay.

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In 2012 the first Formula-1 Austin Grand Prix was held, and ever since then the fastest motor sport in the world visits the city in late September.

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The South by Southwest is a film festival held every year in March. If you are a film enthusiast, make sure you do not this miss one!

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The University of Texas is probably the number one attraction in Austin.

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People love dance clubs, just ask around and you will find great places anywhere. In Austin look for Hole in the Wall, it is a unique experience.

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U.S. cities are usually packed with pubs and bars. Be sure to avoid the shady looking ones and you will have a great time. The Saxon Pub is a good place to start.

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The U.S. cuisine is as international as it gets. Hamburgers are always a great choice, but if you want to visit a proper restaurant, Salty Sow is a great place to start.

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If you want a not too fancy, not too shabby restaurant with great food and friendly service, visit Lambert's.

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If you want a decent meal for great price just visit Wink, they have a lavish selection and great service.

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Need tickets? Visit the local visitor's center and they will do their best to help you out!

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Do not be fooled by the media, the U.S. is generally a very safe country to travel to. However, that does not mean that you should just leave your street smart home!

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The summer is long and hot, while the spring only last a couple of weeks. If in luck, you might see some rain.

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People in the U.S. are generally very helpful when it comes to tourists. Do not be afraid to ask, and you will find that most Americans are just as curious about you, as you are about them!

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Service charges are almost never included in the bill, so your waiter will be awaiting a tip. If you are satisfied with the service provided, about 10% is standard. Giving less is considered rude.

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Most places accept credit cards, but always have some cash at hand, especially coins.

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