In partnership with CBSSports.com
The place to talk about the Texas Longhorns
The place for off topic discussion on Hookem
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Last year went to SEC Country and this time around Big-12 Time!
Over the last five years I have been to some great places to go watch UNM Sports Oregon, Texas a&m , Arkansas and TCU. Also, went on trips to CSU, BYU, Utah, Wyoming, UNLV and many more! I love being a fan! I willing to travel where and whenever if things work out.
Is there any where when I go out there I should see?
or stay away from?
I have seen and been around some great fans and some just plan mean and rude fans.
Saying that I am looking froward to a great trip.
Welcome to TEXAS, Hoss. Here are a coulple things to keep in mind while in our fair city/state...
1. Texas anm is not a nice place. If you were happy there then you'll fall in love with Austin.
2. Check out the bats while you're in town. They are a must see.
3. Franklins for BBQ.
4. Taco deli for a quick snack.
5. Go to Westlake soak up the sights.
6. Mt. Bonnel is kool too.
7. If you're young hit up sixth street at night and if not go elsewhere for spirits.
1. Walk around campus and take pictures of the scenery walking by.
2. Check out The Drag (Guadalupe St. from MLK to 26th).
3. Eat a burger at Dirty Martin's or Hut's.
4. See what's showing at the 3D IMAX at the State History Museum.
5. Eat at Matt's El Rancho or Maudie's on South Lamar.
6. See live music at Antone's or the Contenental Club.
7. Buy something at Wild About Music on 6th Street.
This post was edited by Bevo52 23 months ago
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
Got a lot of love for UNM. My brother is on the baseball team there.
and by "6th Street", swing by the super busy stretch, but it's called "Dirty 6th" for a reason. Stay downtown, just not necessarily on 6th Street.
Disciplina praesidium civitatis
Bring some of Walter White's blue crystal too and you'll be able to stay awake the whole time and do more stuff around town.
Lol @ whoever down voted me and didn't have the stones to say something?
Just gave you an up vote U.S. Bates to compensate.
wtf, apparently multiple people down voted him, 'cause I just gave him an up vote too, and that brought the count back to 0??
I guess we have some Aggies lurking here? Its strange though because its not as if its ground breaking news that College Station sucks compared to Austin.
I didn't down vote you, but maybe others did because you spelled "cool" with a "k"...?
Just messing with ya man.
Their running back is my brother's friend. Kasey Carrier from Pearland
Just relax and have a good time wherever you are in Austin.
Also, I'd bring some Kleenex for the game but if you've watched UNM play football at all those places over the last few years you'll be used to what you're gonna witness.
This post was edited by The Mustard 23 months ago
Thanks for posting.
Any of my LH brethren that have tailgates got info for the man for game day? This is what makes traveling to other venues a blast both for the visitor and the host. Maybe someone here can hook you up. Have a great time.
No, that's precisely why.
Welcome to Texas, WesMenace!
If you need something to sop up an alcolhol enduced hangover, get a Don Juan taco at Juan in a Million on E. Ceasar Chavez. One will be all you need. It's certainly not the "best" food by any means, but an Austin experience nonetheless.
Can you bring me a Frontier Fiesta Burger?
You'll find tons of tailgating south of MLK, which is one of the main thoroughfare next to the campus. MLK/San Jacinto, MLK/Trinity are great places to start.
And don't forget to witness Texas High School Football.
What about tailgating? Where can I set up a tailgate at 7am?
You can go online and buy a pass for some of the lots if you want to be close to the stadium. There are also garage passes online, but you can't really tailgate in a garage.
Here's a map of the lots on campus and a link to some info.
The premier lots are the ones just southeast of the stadium. Some people pay $100 for these spots. There are some across IH-35 as well and garages. But the ones open to the public at 7am on gameday are the purple ones (northwest of the stadium). I believe they are $15. Unfortunately they aren't the best tailgating spots, but it is what you make of it.
Your other option is to park in a state owned lot. Most of these are south of campus. I think they are $30 and you can actually park there the night before starting at 6pm and you can leave your vehicle there until Sunday at noon (whereas the lots on campus, I believe they start towing people later on that night). There are a couple lots near 15th and Congress and some smaller ones down near 14th and San Jacinto. I'll post a link to that map tomorrow.
Oh, and just bring a lot of ice cold beer and a little cash if you don't feel like cooking. There are a bunch of fans, let's call them heroes, that bring their pits and just barbecue massive amounts of delicious food for donations. This is nice.
This post was edited by Black Shipley 23 months ago
Here's the link to the state-owned lot info. Scroll down past the picture of Mack and there's info and which lots are pre-reserved, which ones are open to the public, and there's a map there too. Hope this helps.
Have a great time while you're visiting!
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports