3 restaurants on tap for downtown hotel undergoing luxury makeover


Work is underway on a massive transformation of the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown — which occupies a prime location along Lady Bird Lake — into a luxury property with three restaurants. New York City-based hotel developer and owner the Sydell Group is revamping the hotel, built in 1965, as the Line ATX. The property will feature 428 “reimagined” guestrooms. Southern California designer Sean Knibb and Austin architect Michael Hsu are spearheading the hotel’s…

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6 spooky day trips less than 2 hours from Austin


With Halloween approaching, it’s time for a spooky day trip outside of Austin. In general, day trips are a fantastic way to break up the monotony of daily life and simply escape. Add a little seasonal spooky to that, and you’re in for a real treat. The following destinations come with history and lots of lore, they are creepy and interactive, and — best of all — they are all within a two-hour drive of…

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New nonstop international flight launches from Austin for limited time


A new international nonstop flight will take off from Austin next spring — for a limited time. Scandinavian Airlines SAS has announced the addition of nonstop service from ABIA to Stockholm, Sweden’s Arlanda Airport, aligning with SXSW 2018. SAS will operate two nonstop, round-trip flights on the route in March 2018. Flights will be operated using Airbus 330 aircraft, with 262 seats total, including Business Class, Plus Class, and Economy Class. A one-way ticket from…

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Galveston hosts free beach weekend to support Harvey relief efforts


The Galveston tourism community is pitching in to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with a number of free events on the island this weekend. Galveston Cares, on September 30 and October 1, includes free admission to all beach parks, plus free parking along the Galveston Seawall and free trolley service throughout the island. Voluntary donations will be taken at the beach park gates to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the mainland. Free events include…

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How to get every possible discount at the 2017 State Fair of Texas


The 2017 State Fair of Texas starts its 24-day run at Fair Park on Friday, September 29. For many, the fair is an annual ritual, a segue from summer to fall, and a touchstone of life in Texas. For us, it’s all about the discounts. Call us cheap — but when State Fair time rolls around, our thoughts turn to finding the best ways to save a little cash. Tickets are $18 for general admission…

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Low-cost airline adds nonstop service from Austin to Cleveland


Another nonstop flight is on the horizon for Austin travelers. Frontier Airlines will add nonstop service from Austin to Cleveland in 2018. The low-cost airline will operate the service four days a week — Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday — beginning Monday, April 9, 2018. Flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 12:04 pm; return flights will depart Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at 4:39 pm. Tickets for April 2018 are priced as low as $39…

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