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May trip?

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Loch Arbour, New...
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May trip?

I am looking into spending maybe a week to 10 days in Austin and the Hill Country sometime in May. Is there any event or happening going on during that month that I should be aware of in making my reservations?

Thanks....

Houston, TX
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1. Re: May trip?

Check the graduation dates for The University of Texas at Austin. This usually occurs over a weekend in mid-May. The various schools/majors have their ceremonies on the Friday and Saturday and then there is a university wide ceremony on the Saturday night on campus. Most hotels book up in advance, many have 2 or 3 night minimum stays, and the prices are generally much higher. This also impacts restaurants as many people are out celebrating.

Loch Arbour, New...
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2. Re: May trip?

Thanks, that's the kind of info I'm looking for....

Adelaide, Australia
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3. Re: May trip?

V8 supercar racing at circuit of americas 17/18/19th so expect a few Aussies in town

Corpus Christi...
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4. Re: May trip?

Spring Commencement and the race are the same weekend. Suggest you stay away from the city that weekend. Try Fredericksburg, Boerne, New Braunfels, San Antonio...all within an hour's drive of Austin.

Loch Arbour, New...
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5. Re: May trip?

My dates are flexible, so I'll definitely avoid that weekend.

Thanks.

austin, TX
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6. Re: May trip?

Gruene Hall is worth checking out - allegedly the oldest dance hall in Texas, they book a LOT of really good acts for such an intimate venue. May is a great time to visit - just be aware that things in Texas are big & spread out so you will most definitely need a car!

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