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Bert takes a music-and-food-loving couple on a 3-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Austin. Their adventure includes a game of chicken bingo, laying down tracks and drinking tequila with bluegrass stars.

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Allens Boots

Known for its large selection of western wear, this Austin shop showcases wall-to-wall, stylish boots and apparel, and has been frequented by celebrities looking for a unique western style while in town.

1522 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

 
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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Known for its character and hospitality, the airport also upholds high sustainability standards, such as 100% recycled steel used in the terminal structure and much of the airport’s energy supplied by huge wind turbines in West Texas.

3600 Presidential Blvd
Austin, TX 78719

 
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Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris

This 3-time bull-riding champ brushes up on the sport at his private ranch near Austin, TX. In his nearly 20 years of riding, Harris has won more than $1.5 million in prize money and is considered one of the best in the business.

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Court Yard Hounds

This country music duo is made up of Austin residents and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, formerly of The Dixie Chicks. The release of their self-titled album in May 2010 came on the heels of their debut appearance at SXSW.

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The Driskill Hotel

Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, this historic hotel in downtown Austin showcases luxury accommodations, including a massage and fitness center, live music at the Driskill Bar and 189 uniquely designed rooms.

604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701

 
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Ginny’s Little Long Horn Saloon

This quirky saloon is home to a very unique Austin pastime: chicken bingo. Every Sunday, participants buy a numbered card and wait for the chicken to pick the winner based on -- drumroll -- where the chicken decides to poop.

5434 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

 
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La Condesa

Head to this James Beard Award-nominated, modern Mexican restaurant for the largest selection of tequila in all of Austin. The restaurant occupies a prime spot in the 2nd Street District, across from Austin City Limits and the W Hotel Austin.

400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

 
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Natural Bridge Caverns

This extensive network of underground caves is the largest of its kind in Texas. Located about an hour’s drive from Austin, the caverns were discovered in 1960 underneath a 60-foot bridge of limestone.

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266

 

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