Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hipmunk City Love: Visiting Austin on a Budget

Austin has a great mix of live music, wonderful restaurants, and unique culture. There are so many things to do and see, but when you’re on a budget, you can’t see and do them all. Here are six attractions to visit on your trip to Austin that won’t bust your budget.

Puzzle Room Austin

This is a great group activity that’s cheap enough for everyone’s budget. Do you enjoy playing point-and-click puzzle games? Well, this one is done in real life. Follow the clues given to your group of ten, and escape the room in which you are trapped. You have one hour to solve the puzzles and find the clues you need to escape.

Austin Detours

Take a tour of the city with Austin Detours, a local tour company that provides handcrafted experiences. There are several tours to choose from, including food, music, sports, and history tours. Follow your guide around the city to see it from a unique point of view and discover all of the delightful parts of Austin. The tours are affordable, and you’ll see a lot of Austin for your money.

Austin’s Park

Image via flickr by  MarkScottAustinTX
Plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions can fill up your afternoon or evening at Austin Park. Opt for an All-Day Unlimited Fun pass, which is budget-friendly, and you’ll have unlimited access to all of the attractions, food, and drinks. Play laser tag, climb the rock wall, ride go-karts, play mini-golf, and check out all the rides. Stay at the nearby Orangewood Inn & Suites, centrally located in Austi.

Blue Starlite

Blue Starlite is an urban drive-in that plays indie films, cult classics, and childhood favorites. Admission costs only $5 per person. Bring a seat, and you’re done. If you want the ultimate drive-in experience, choose low-cost tickets for your car, and even add on concessions. You choose your budget and your experience. Check the schedule ahead of time, or choose from any of the current movies playing the night you head over.

Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock rises 425 feet above the terrain, and is one of Texas’s premiere rock climbing sites. For only $6 per person, you can hike, backpack, camp, and of course, go rock climbing. Set up camp here for a night or two, and you’ll save hotel fees, helping your budget even more.

Hope Outdoor Gallery

The Hope Outdoor Gallery was launched to provide local artists the opportunity to display their large scale pieces, including graffiti art and murals. The project provides an inspirational, positive, and educational message while beautifying an underutilized space. Since the start of the program, Hope Outdoor Gallery has grown into a three-story educational art project. Stop by and take a look at this amazing outdoor gallery during your stay. Book a room at the Downtown Clarksville! Walk to 6TH! Airbnb for an economical stay. Each apartment has one bedroom and one bathroom, and the facility offers Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and bike rentals.
These six attractions will provide you with plenty of entertainment on your trip to Austin without breaking your budget.