My first trip to Austin is coming up. Considering the things I've associated with the area for a long time, I think first about LBJ being president at the time I started following the news. On my arrival midday Saturday, I'd go to the LBJ Library, then stay parked there while looking around the UT campus.
I see that the Austin Fine Arts Festival will be happening downtown. I'm not too interested in it, but I'm wondering about logistics around it. I'm thinking of getting downtown a little after the festival shutting down at 5; their site mentions free parking at City Hall and One Texas Center garages; so would I expect City Hall, being closer, to be fine for evening parking? I'd get whatever sense I can of the 5th-6th Street area and the music scene; from what I've seen, maybe see a show at Antones and not be out too late.
Early Sunday, if the weather's o.k., go to the LBJ Park and Ranch for a couple of hours. What else can reasonably be done to get a sense of Hill Country in this short time? In a guidebook, I'm seeing Enchanted Rock, Fredericksburg, Pedernales Falls, and the Devil's Backbone of Rte. 32. Pick among these given the time constraints.
Back in Austin, get a sense of the South Congress area. Then anything Monday morning before a midday return flight? I'm interested in any thoughts and recommendations on the plans.