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Vacation in May - Going to Texas. Ideas?

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  1. Grabber

    Grabber Yep... Established Member

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    Hey SVTP,

    Hoping to get some feedback on a vacation coming up in May with my Wife.

    We are driving down to TX, specifically going to be around Dallas, Argyle and then Austin for about 7-8 days. It will be our first time there and I'm trying to get some ideas on fun things to do.

    Any good restaurants you won't find anywhere else? Good craft beer only available in TX? Same with Bourbon?

    We plan on renting bicycles, finding some beaches, going to gun ranges with my wife's friends that live there and are into guns as well, eating a lot of food, etc.

    Found two beautiful homes we are renting off of Airbnb which was a godsend. Screw hotels, lol.

    Thanks for the feedback folks!
    -Chris
     
  2. Silverstrike

    Silverstrike It's to big to move FAST! Established Member

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    I would say visit the USS Texas the only surviving WWI BB in the world but that is down outside San Jacinto east of Houston
     
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  3. DaleM

    DaleM T$45GOATMAGAMen Established Member SVTP OG 4 Life Single Barrel Sirs

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    Driving from where?
     
  4. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Go to Blacks or Franklin’s BBQ in Austin, it’s incredible if you can actually get in.
     
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  5. Grabber

    Grabber Yep... Established Member

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    We are driving from Chicago.

    Plan is to get to Dallas on the 25th, stay until that following Wednesday morning, then drive to Austin and stay until Friday before driving back.
     
  6. DaleM

    DaleM T$45GOATMAGAMen Established Member SVTP OG 4 Life Single Barrel Sirs

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    If you want bourbon stop in kentucky or Tennessee if not too far off the route. So many small towns that have nice distilleries. Lol, a few are in dry counties for epic ironies.
     
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  7. AAG

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    A few places worth visiting in the Dallas Metroplex:
    6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
    Dallas Zoo
    AT&T Stadium Tour
    Reunion Tower Observation Deck
    National Video Game Museum
    Klyde Warren Park
    Dallas Karting Komplex
     
  8. Voltwings

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    The Perot museum is Dallas is pretty entertaining as well.

    There's a lot of good food in Austin, you can easily avoid "chain" restaurants and have good food 3 meals a day.
     
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  9. BigPoppa

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    Franklin's burned down. Still no word on whether or not he is going to rebuild. Damn shame too. Best brisket in the world. You had to be in line around 8AM to be sure you got some.

    EDIT: Nevermind, Aaron reopened the restaurant!!!!

    GO THERE
     
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  10. BigPoppa

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    The Dallas Aquarium is off the chain. Indoor rainforest.
     
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    HillbillyHotRod Hooligan rabble rouser Established Member

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    Actually there is still one commissioned, but it is under water in Hawaii.
     
  12. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Never been to Franklin's because I don't want to deal with the crowds... But I like Smitty's and Kreuz's better than Blacks.

    Edit: Also go to Torchy's Tacos at some point.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I tend to shy away from best in the World proclamations, but I can definitely agree with that. There is damn good bbq all over the state, but Franklin's is the best. If the OP cannot get in, really hit up any number of bbq joints in the area, they are all pretty good..Salt Lick is a safe bet and there is even one if Dallas, 2 or 3 in the Austin area. We used to live Round Rock and the Salt Lick out there is good.


    Smitty's and Kreuzs are both very good. I forgot about them, so much bbq in the Centex area.
     
  14. TK1299

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    Go to a shooting range(most will do I’m sure) and rent some guns, including full auto, and enjoy the freedoms a free state allows you to have.
     
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    Awesome suggestions guys!

    Wait, you can shoot full autos in texas?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!

    **** YEAH!
     
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    Yes unlike the People being run by Chicago, Illinois Texas you can own almost anything minus Nuclear weapons in Texas I know of a guy that has a Sherman I think it's an A4 as it has a short 75mm, M-18 Hellcat, and a M7 Priest that lives there. and they all have fully functioning armament.
     
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    bluebosss197 Salami snackbar! Established Member

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    Schlitterbahn. Greatest waterpark in the world. In between Austin and SA.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Yeah there are several in the Houston area and I am sure in Dallas too that rent full-auto. Quite a few ranges in ATX as well, know several rent, but not sure about full auto. I like Reds in Plflugerville, but don’t think they do full auto.

    This one rents full auto

    http://www.therangeaustin.com/
     
  19. ur bittn

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    Billy Bob’s Texas is pretty cool, and it’s at the Stockyard so you can watch the Longhorns run.
     
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    If you happen to make it to Shlitterbahn it might be worth making a drive to Fredericksburg for some German beer and food. They have several shops to visit. You can sit in a micro brewery while the wife shops. They also have a festival once a month and some great flower farms you can visit if your into that. Lots of bed and breakfast places to stay. I try and make it once a year.


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