My husband and i are coming to Austin this month for music and bbq. Can't decide on a hotel yet (it's between courtyard by marriot, radisson, crowne plaza, and hampton inn (all downtown). Any suggestions? We want a nice room, good bed, and great pool area outside. We'd also like to spend a night on the coast. Can't decide between Galveston (not too far), Port Aransas (recommended by friends), and Corpus christi (my favorite singer--robert earl keen--sings about it). What do you think? Worth the drive? we'd like to be on the beach, and also have good music at night.
We'll be back in austin Sunday night. staying at the austin motel (looked cool).
Any pointers for where the good music is (club names?), or BBQ (did hear Smitty's in Lockhart--that's a start!).
Sorry to be so long-winded, just don't have a clue!