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Need help with an itinerary

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Need help with an itinerary

We will be visiting Austin June 10-14, 2 adults w/bikes, and 2 dogs staying just 2 blocks south of Zilker Park. I need a little help planning some run/walks at a 3-5 mile loop, and some biking, but not too difficult, more scenic. I would like to go to a few different places, and need to know if we need to transport our bikes on the car, or is Zilker park easy to figure out if we bike there? I can't seem to find a good map of Zilker, and I know there are other parks like we're looking for, but I don't know where they are in relation to our condo.

Also, unrelated....live music at night, with not so much emphasis on dancing or just drinking. Maybe something slightly more mature adultish. Or perhaps a show of some sort.

Also, are the farmers markets open during the week? Thanks!

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1. Re: Need help with an itinerary

Look at this website. They have 2 excellent maps and one really nice map of Austins fabulous hike and bike trail.

…blogspot.com/2012/03/minimus-zeroes-in-aust…

Lastly, this is map of Zilker Park. Click on it to enlarge it.

Enjoy!

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2. Re: Need help with an itinerary

http://www.brykerwoods.org/Parks/index.html

Sorry forgot to add this link to my previous note

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3. Re: Need help with an itinerary

That's great. I have spent a lotta time looking for exactly this. thanks!

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4. Re: Need help with an itinerary

Thursday night you may want to wander over to Shady Grove for Blues on the Green - www.kgsr.com/bluesonthegreen/index.aspx (there are several places on Barton Springs that will let you bring your dogs - I don't think Shady Grove is one of them).

If decide to go up to 6th St., Esther's Follies is a lot of fun - http://www.esthersfollies.com/

We also like Elephant Room for jazz - http://www.elephantroom.com/

Here are some Austin Bike Maps - it's a pretty bike friendly town. - bicycleaustin.info/getaround/routes.html

And this was the best link I could find for dog friendly places, I know many patios at restaurants in South Austin allow dogs - http://www.dogplaces.com/restaurants.htm

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5. Re: Need help with an itinerary

Blues on the Green is at Zilker Park, every-other Wednesday, you'll get lucky on June 13. They normally have great food vendors (usually cash only, but some are getting the portable credit card readers), there's non-alcholic beverages for sale, but if you want beer or wine (discreetly, it's officially not allowed, but most people bring it), bring a cooler. The concessions are usually reasonably priced.

www.kgsr.com/bluesonthegreen/index.aspx

Unplugged at the Grove is the free Thursday night show at Shady Grove

www.kgsr.com/roadshows/Details.aspx…

I recommend riding your bikes to both these shows as parking & traffic can be a headache and you'll be very close.

There are a couple of farmers markets during the week, but you'd need to drive to get to them

http://www.sfcfarmersmarket.org/

Edited: 8:43 am, May 30, 2012
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6. Re: Need help with an itinerary

The Veloway in southwest Austin is great, just across the street from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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