Travel Tips for MotoGP™ Austin 2018

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MotoGP fans from around the world will head to Austin in April to witness MotoGP Austin 2018 at Circuit of The Americas. 

If you are traveling to Austin and the 2018 MotoGP Championship, you are right on track to having one of the most amazing experience in your life! But you also might want a few travel tips and other related information, right? Right. Well, I am here to help you out and be your tour guide for the next few minutes!

ABOUT AUSTIN

Austin, Texas is one happening place, making it the perfect location for MotoGP Austin 2018. With so much to do for someone of any age and with any interest, it is one place you will enjoy visiting and exploring.

Austin is known for its culture and creativity and is a prime destination for lovers of music, comedy, film making, and food. You can experience incredible live music in genres such as country, rock, folk, jazz, Celtic and bluegrass. When it comes to food, Austin has some of the best restaurants you've ever been to. And plenty of choices too! You'll find barbecue joints, Tex-Mex eateries, and more than 1,500 food trucks around the city. If you also love to laugh (who doesn’t?), Austin’s famous comedy clubs are right up your alley.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit, with temperatures hovering in the 70s and 80s. In April, you will probably see an average of about 80 degrees. The weather is warm enough to wear shorts and swim outdoors, but thankfully, it’s not sweltering like it is during the summer.

If you are traveling by air, you’ll want to fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The airport is of moderate size and easy to navigate. You’ll also be happy to know Circuit of The Americas is only 15 minutes from the airport!

To get around the city, Austin has a Capitol Metro transit system with buses that run on a schedule. Renting a car is a very practical option, especially if you want to visit outlying areas of the city. Parking is usually not an issue with the exception of downtown on Friday and Saturday nights. The good news is, most parking is free! However, you need to be aware of toll roads throughout the city.

WHAT TO DO IN AUSTIN

Here is a list of must-see places in Austin:

  • Zilker Park and Botanical Garden: This 347-acre park is home to several of Austin’s most popular attractions. Spend a few hours swimming, canoeing or digging up fossils. Take a stroll among the beautiful flowers in the Zilker Botanical Garden. Kick back and enjoy the open space!

  • Barton Springs Pool: Located in Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool is one of Austin’s most famous landmarks and the most popular swimming hole in the city. This 900-foot-long pool averages 68 degrees throughout the year and offers a nice respite from the Texas heat.

  • Bats of the Congress Avenue Bridge: Austin is home to the largest urban bat population in North America. Every spring, the bats migrate from Mexico to the Congress Avenue Bridge. Stand on the bridge at dusk and watch over 1 million bats emerge into the sky!

  • 6th Street: Most visitors to Austin compare 6th street to Bourbon Street in New Orleans. With that being said, your trip to the “Live Music Capital of the World” wouldn’t be complete without strolling 6th street and visiting local bars, restaurants, shops and live-music joints.

  • Texas State Capitol: Since Austin is the capital of Texas, it only makes sense to visit and tour the Texas State Capitol which stands 302 feet high.

WHERE TO EAT IN AUSTIN

Here a few restaurants to try while you're in Austin: 

  • Emmer & Rye (Small Plates)
  • June's All Day (Cafe and Wine Bar)
  • Hopdoddy (Burger Bar) 
  • LeRoy And Lewis (BBQ)
  • Home Slice Pizza (Italian)
  • Soursop (Pan-Asian)
  • Otoko (Japanese)
  • Fixe (Southern)
  • Via 313 Pizza (Italian)
  • Franklin Barbecue (BBQ)
  • La Barbecue (BBQ)
  • Uchiko (Japanese)
  • Colleen's Kitchen (Southern)
  • Torchy's Tacos (Mexican)
  • Truluck's Seafood (Seafood)
  • Tacodeli (Mexican & Breakfast)

See you in Texas! 

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