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Hop on hop off bus near Residence Inn, downtown

Natick...
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Hop on hop off bus near Residence Inn, downtown

Can someone recommend an Austin tourist bus that will allow us to get off and on to see the major sights around the city? If there are several, I'd appreciate knowing which is most recommended.

Thanks.

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Austin, Texas
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1. Re: Hop on hop off bus near Residence Inn, downtown

The DoubleDecker bus is the hop on hop off tourist bus.

Capital Metro is the name of Austin mass transit system and you would each buy a day pass and be able to go all over Austin on any city bus.

http://doubledeckeraustin.com

https://www.capmetro.org/schedules/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2w9AN3ZNWo

I was without a car for two years when I lived in Central Austin and loved riding the busses. After dark was not good and I only did it as a last resort.

Natick...
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2. Re: Hop on hop off bus near Residence Inn, downtown

Hi Georgetowngal. Thanks for that info. Wow! What a difference.....$2.50 for a day pass vs. $35 for the hop on hop off bus. I like the convenience of the hop on hop off bus, but It would be $35 x 3 for each day we use it, which seems a little steep. Guess we will study the city bus transit map and figure out our travel route!

Thanks again.

Austin, Texas
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3. Re: Hop on hop off bus near Residence Inn, downtown

We do the Double Decker Austin tour all the time. In my opinion, it is totally worth it. As a matter of fact, we are doing it with our out-of-town guest tomorrow. Not only do you get to the get the transportation, but you get a great tour of Austin. The views are very unique. They will take care of you all day long. Highly recommended.

DAD

Austin, Texas
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4. Re: Hop on hop off bus near Residence Inn, downtown

I also wanted to say that your hotel is only about a block and a half away from the 1st pickup place at the Austin Visitor Center.

DAD

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