Day Trips from Austin: Getaways Less than Two Hours Away

Day Trips from Austin: Getaways Less than Two Hours Away

by Paris Permenter, John Bigley
     
 

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Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard. Day Trips describes hundreds of fascinating, exciting things to do, many free of charge and most within a two-hour drive of Austin.
Cool off at the Schlitterbahn, the largest water tubing park in the state. Learn about the taming of Texas and the history of the lone

Overview

Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard. Day Trips describes hundreds of fascinating, exciting things to do, many free of charge and most within a two-hour drive of Austin.
Cool off at the Schlitterbahn, the largest water tubing park in the state. Learn about the taming of Texas and the history of the lone lawmen at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco. Explore the natural beauty of Lake Travis with its beaches, hiking trails, nearby parks, winery, and picnic spots. Sample the famous local cuisine at the Southside Market and B-B-Q in Elgin, the official "sausage capital of Texas." Take a trip back in time on the Hill Country Flyer, a restored 1930s-era steam train in Cedar Park.
Each day trip includes travel directions, destination highlights, other places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging (including price ranges) and shopping.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762727483
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Day Trips Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are a husband-and-wife team of travel writers. Longtime residents of central Texas, they live in Leander. They have written about their state and other destinations for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Reader's Digest, Texas Highways, and Austin American-Statesman. They have also written numerous guidebooks.

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