I'm trying to get some guidance on where to stay in Austin the weekend of 8/31. My boyfriend and I are going to the Texas game so I already know that hotel prices are higher than normal. I feel kind of shameful asking this question since I went to UT but the city has changed so much since that time ... what would be some recommended neighborhoods to stay in? When I went to school, east of 35 was considered a bad area and I've heard that's changed!
We'll have our car, of course (just coming from Houston), so transportation isn't really an issue although we'll probably want to take a cab or bus to the game unless someone has another suggestion? Also, does anyone know if VRBO/airbnb listers typically increase their nightly rates for game weekends? Most of the ones I've looked at don't mention that so I've been operating on the assumption that they don't.
Thanks for your help!