Texas Tour: Austin part one – history

Austin is a fun and eclectic city.  History, music and nightlife await you in a walk-able downtown area.  Today, we look at three of the top historical sites in ATX.

Recommended stay:  At least two days and two nights.

img_1111

 

Historical sites: 

img_1147

 

Texas State Capitol:  Everything is bigger in Texas…including the capitol.  Take a free tour in the daytime, then stop back for a nighttime photo.

 

 

 

 

img_1162

LBJ Presidential Library:  Learn about the 36th President (1963-1969) at his library, which is part of the University of Texas at Austin campus.  Thanks to an endowment, Lyndon Johnson’s library is more affordable than some Presidential sites ($8 at last check).  Allow at least two hours (more if you are a history buff).  This pairs well with a walk around the University of Texas campus.  Admission information.

img_1132

The Driskill Hotel:  This landmark was built in 1886.  LBJ awaited news of his biggest elections from The Driskill.  If this classy hotel is within your budget, I’d recommend a stay.  If you are a budget traveler like me, the staff is VERY nice and will let you look around at the lobby and mezzanine level.

Toured June, 2016.  All photos taken by the author.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s