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Keeping it weird in Austin

From the big city lights of Austin to the quaint authentically Texas small town of Smithville

by esther mccannAbout Me:Hi, i'm Esther from South Australia. I live on a farm close to the Australian outback called Pekina. I am originally from the beautiful wine region of the Clare Valley. I love traveling and am trying to learn to speak Spanish while traveli... read more

North AmericaUnited States4 days / February 2022

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Southern food

Cost of transport

Itinerary Overview

Spend a day in Austin cycling alongside the Colorado River and after your finished find yourself meandering through the quirky and eclectic stores in South Congress, I spent two days in Austin and found that it was enough time to get a feel for the city. For a contrast to city life, slow down the pace, and see why the little town of Smithville is a popular location for film producers after leaving Austin I spent two nights in Smithville. 

We started our day very early in the morning to take advantage of the sun and the good weather, the view and the feeling of peace in this place is indescribable. 

When you're looking for a weekend adventure, or making rest stops on a long road trip,  Colorado River is a great place to detour! Explore all the  amazing sights to see along the river, and engage in activities like camping, boating, hiking and more! Highly recommended 

  • 2 Nights: Austin
    Music, food and shopping
  • 2 Nights: Smithville
    Authentic small Texas town- Antiques

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Stayed an extra day in Smithville to explore more hiking trails.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    There was a winter freeze when we were in Austin and lots of the shops were closed the day after we arrived

  • How was the food?

    Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Visit during the warmer months to avoid the cold

  • Packing tips?

    warm clothes if going in winter

  • Transportation Tips?

    Hire a car when heading to Smithville so that you have more freedom to explore

  • Any surprises?

    no

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