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Renting an Alamo hire car to pick up in Austin is hassle-free, and you have the opportunity to select a model to meet you and your family or party's needs. It is the most convenient and economical way to travel while you are enjoying your holiday.
Enter the southern Texan city of Austin and you'll quickly notice a widespread phenomenon in the capital of the famed Lone Star State: there are many bumper stickers adorned with the phrase, "Keep Austin Weird". Based on a comment made by the local businessman, Red Wassenich, during a radio interview in 2000 (he was promoting local small businesses), it's become ubiquitous for "weird" to mean creative, dynamic and innovative. Austin may have much genteel charm to offer but it has also acquired a reputation as "the Live Music Capital of the World", hosting two massive music festivals every year: the South by Southwest (or 'SXSW') and Austin City Limits Festivals.
Unless you're a serious music aficionado, it might be wise to steer clear of Austin during these spectacles, as hotel prices tend to skyrocket. You can enjoy plenty of music every night of the week throughout the rest of the year. The city is simply buzzing with live music and there are plenty of free venues.
But to get the best out of your stay, you'll be well advised to arrange an Austin car hire option. That way, you get to explore what this charming city has to offer, according to your own tastes and schedule.
Given that the city enjoys 300 days of sunshine everyday (and exceptionally mild winters), one landmark attraction you might want to try out with your Austin car rental is the beautiful Lady Bird Lake. It's actually a dammed off section of the majestic Colorado River, which courses through the city and you can try your hand at kayaking, canonising or paddle boarding there. It gets its name from the former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson (she and President Johnson met while he was beginning his political career in Austin in 1934).
If that Texan sun starts to get the better of you, you might feel bold enough to take a plunge into an ice-cold (but exhilaratingly refreshing) natural spring. But be aware, Barton Springs Pool is not for the faint-hearted. It is, however, very beautiful with its graceful, one-hundred-year-old pecan trees offering welcome shade for those who've had second thoughts about leaping into the water.
If you've got kids to entertain, get the most out of your Austin car hire by taking them to the amazing Texas Memorial Museum. It's not like what it sounds: it's chock full of natural history wonders, from the awe-inspiringly huge Texas Pterosaur (a flying colossus from the Cretaceous era that boasted a 40-foot wingspan) to taxidermic reconstructions of the Mexican bearded lizard, the soft-shelled turtle and many others.
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