2019 Annual Scientific Meeting - Hotel and Local Attractions
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Hotel Information

Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701

The conference block of rooms at the Driskill by Hyatt Austin is $185 + and our cut off will expire on June 26. You may reserve your room by clicking the link below or calling (512)-439-1234 and ask for the TTS or The Texas Transplantation Society room block.

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Local Attractions

Recommendations of fun things to do while in Austin!

  1. Laguna Gloria – beautiful grounds/sculpture gardens
    Address: 3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
  2. Mt. Bonnell – a cool place to exercise up some steps to get a great view of Lake Austin
    Website: https://www.austintexas.org/listings/mount-bonnell/2925/
    Address: 3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd. Austin, TX 78731
  3. Mayfield Park is right down the street from Mt. Bonnell, and they have peacocks!
    Address: 3505 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
  4. 360 Bridge Overlook – another cool place for a view. This one you park off the road, climb up mother nature-made steps, and see some beauty. No ropes at the edge so…
    Address: 5300 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78730
  5. Twin Falls – a hike down to beautiful swimming hole on Barton Creek (when there’s water!- Protip: check Instagram for recent photos to see if there is water)
    Address (approximate) – 3918 S Mo-Pac Expy, Austin, TX 78746
  6. Shopping on South Congress- a fun spot for random things and a cool view of the Capital building. Can get very busy- kinda cliché but definitely worth visiting. To get there, you can map Enoteca Vespaio (1610 S. Congress Ave. Austin). They do have markets on Saturdays that are fun to walk as well.
  7. Zilker Park if you want some outdoor wandering around time. 2100 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX. You can also do disc golf there, go to Barton Springs (swimming), rent a paddle board or kayak.
  8. Alamo Drafthouse – need some downtime to catch a movie and eat at the same time, go here. They also have sing-a-longs and comedy things that happen randomly.
    Website: https://drafthouse.com/austin
  9. Thinkery – Fun children’s museum!
    Address: 1830 Simond Ave. Austin, TX 78723
    website: https://thinkeryaustin.org/ Other Events! http://www.austintexas.org/visit/events/

Favorite food spots

  1. Nightcap – beautiful restaurant in a house with a bar and a nice outside space. Food is great too!
  2. Crepe Crazy – great for breakfast, cute and Austin-y
  3. Gordough’s Donuts  – a bar/eatery that features giant donuts and hamburgers on donuts and chicken on donuts, etc. It’s just different and delicious. Not so great service, but fun to go to anyways.
  4. Torchy’s Tacos – pretty much anyone has to come here if you come to Austin
  5. Lucy’s on the Lake – Great outdoor spot with good drinks, etc. Quite a hike from downtown.
  6. G’Raj Mahal – if you are looking for good Indian food, this eatery on Rainey Street is great. I would suggest going early as Rainey Street is the bands/bar area in town and it can get real busy real quick. BUT! Fun nightlife if that’s what you’re looking for!