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Austin Travel Guide
Austin Travel Guide represents the future of city guides. This iPhone travel app contains everything a visitor should know when visiting Austin, Texas, plus more fun facts and hotspot recommendations. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Austin, wherever you are in the city, thanks to this app.
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OK, OK—we know you’re already leery of this app because of its price tag. And if that’s not enough, it’s a tourist app. But think about it this way: If you’re headed to Austin, Texas, and you’re determined to make the most of your stay, maybe you’d purchase a guide book, maybe you’d spend hours researching online for places to visit or maybe you’d just have an awful time trying to find your way around when your unprepared self arrives. To avoid all of these scenarios, just download Austin Travel Guide, and it’ll offer you quality food, accommodation and sightseeing recommendations no matter where you go in Texas’ capital city.
The bulk of the details reside in the Hello Austin section. Here, you’ll find Top Picks, including brief but trusty lists of Coolest Places to Chill Out, Oddest Store Selection, Tastiest Margarita and more. Tap any of these places to get a map, address, phone number and hours of operation.
You can browse recommended itineraries for two- or four-day trips, check out the hottest festivals and events by month and even Need to Know factoids (general tips such as what sorts of places offer free Wi-Fi and what spots are kid-friendly). Finally, you can read up on Austin in Culture & People, one of the most interesting sections of the app. Here, you can discover things such as why Austin boasts the tagline, “Keep Austin Weird” and some things in the city that live up to the phrase, like Leslie, “the bearded, cross-dressing, on-the-streets-living local celebrity who ran for mayor.”
Since all of that was just within the Hello Austin section, have you changed your mind yet about this app being worth the price?
Austin Travel Guide also features a Map and Neighbourhoods section. You can browse places of interest by GPS area, or in Neighbourhoods, you can search for things to do, sights to see and places to eat and sleep—all in the five notable areas of town.
Even search the app’s extensive database in Things to Do, where you can check out recommended sights, shopping, eating and Places to Go Out destinations.
This app may only be for the determined tourist, but if any Austin dweller or visitor has Austin Travel Guide on their iPhone, they’ll likely be busy experiencing all the city has to offer while others only make it to Applebee’s.
Reviewed: Mar 06, 2012 | Mary Georger
This app is included in a scenario called 5 Apps for Visiting Austin