Our author, a longtime resident of Texas, hits all the highlights, from the Alamo to Lake Travis. He's checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; advice on planning a successful family vacation; and the inside scoop on Austin's music scene and San Antonio's rich history.
This edition features expanded side trip coverage of the beautiful Texas hill country--your guide to the best hikes and the best barbeque.
When not traveling, David Baird hangs his hat in Austin. Upon leaving college he took a vow of poverty and has faithfully kept it through a variety of pursuits, including anthropology and travel writing. He's something of a homebody but will occasionally rouse himself for an evening out, always for the selfless purposes of research.