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Old 10-12-2017, 10:13 AM
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Austin Thanksgiving trip -- Places to stay?

My Texas Tech daughter is on the marching band and has wanted us to come to a game to watch. After all the schedules, it looks like we're heading to Austin for a Tech vs. Longhorns game. My A&M daughter can come over too, so will be a nice Thanksgiving this year where everyone can come!

So we're going to drive down from Colorado, but need a decent place to stay. We've looked at VRBO's around the stadium but pretty expensive. But it would be nice to get a house of some sort for Thanksgiving dinner. Just more fun in a real house vs. a hotel. 5-6 people I'm assuming.

Anyways, we could stay in other areas away from stadium, too.

Also, need to get football tickets. Right now all I can find is $570 for 4 tickets! Can't believe how much they want!

Any advice/recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:26 AM
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My Texas Tech daughter is on the marching band and has wanted us to come to a game to watch. After all the schedules, it looks like we're heading to Austin for a Tech vs. Longhorns game. My A&M daughter can come over too, so will be a nice Thanksgiving this year where everyone can come!

So we're going to drive down from Colorado, but need a decent place to stay. We've looked at VRBO's around the stadium but pretty expensive. But it would be nice to get a house of some sort for Thanksgiving dinner. Just more fun in a real house vs. a hotel. 5-6 people I'm assuming.

Anyways, we could stay in other areas away from stadium, too.

Also, need to get football tickets. Right now all I can find is $570 for 4 tickets! Can't believe how much they want!

Any advice/recommendations? Thanks!
Up in my hood, quiet rural feel with a quick cheap uber downtown.
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4502868

You can also look along the rail line as it should be running that day. South of the river in the 360/71/290/mopac area is another option and not hard to get downtown. Anything close to the stadium is going to be really expensive to comfortable house 5-6 people as it's either small homes from the 40s, condos, or mini mansions like he one below.
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p816468vb

Face value for tickets is around 125, depending on where you are sitting. Don't know of any extras and not sure if i'll go to the game or babysit our tailgate.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:41 AM
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Why not just do TG Dinner at Cracker Barrel?
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:24 AM
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Why not just do TG Dinner at Cracker Barrel?
If it's my brother's decision from Laramie, WY.....most definitely!!

My wife....probably not. Excellent suggestion though!
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:27 AM
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Thanks Shaun, really appreciate it. Any more thoughts....keep them coming.

I've laid out the trip down, hotel stays, and I will do the football tickets. My wife is more involved in the home/place once we are down there.

Either one or both kids haven't been able to make it back for Thanksgiving in the past, so pretty special for my wife that we're all together this time. And Friday will be my birthday (game day!)
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:55 AM
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Budget per night, number of days and other things you want to do and see in town?
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:23 PM
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3 nights, and best bang for buck. Maybe $200-$500 a night. Is swimming in a pool still "in season" or is it getting too cold?

I don't know Austin at all. Any recommendations?
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Too cold for us, but might be just right for CO peeps
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:19 PM
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Too cold for us, but might be just right for CO peeps
And before you ask......I did check flights. $2000 for 3 so we're driving. Just like you!
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Driskill Hotel downtown Austin.
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