Living in Austin has a number of benefits. You have everything you could ever want in a very close proximity to your home, or your work, and you’re able to have a great deal of fun on the weekends thanks to all of the events that happen in Austin. But many times people find that dealing with some of the Austin events can be frustrating. They find that they’re not able to find parking, or that they didn’t know that it was going to cost a specific amount to go to the event that they were interested in going to. If you’re looking to go to an event in Austin, here are a few tips that can help you to make sure that you’re prepared for almost everything.
The first thing that you should do is to make sure that you always have a first aid kit on you. This may sound strange, but it can come in extremely handy. If you’ve got a purse, or are bringing a vehicle, put a small first aid kit into the vehicle or into your purse (or both). You never know when it will come in handy. You may find, for instance, that you need sunscreen for a concert in the park, or that you hurt your leg when you join a spur of the moment baseball game in the park. Having a first aid kit is definitely a must.
If you want to have a great weekend, do your research ahead of time. Find out about all of the events that are going on during the weekend and look at not only the times, but how long it will take you to get from place to place. This way you’re not scrambling when you’re trying to go from one place to another. Also, make sure that you know exactly where an event is taking place. If you see an address, enter it into your GPS, or into an online map, so that you can find out exactly where it is. All too often residents of the city assume that they know where the event is only to get lost and to miss it.
Make sure, when you’re doing your research, that you find out how much an event costs. Unless you specifically see the price, or the words “free”, then assume that it costs something. Don’t be afraid to call the event coordinator or the location where the event is taking place to ask how much the event costs. Another great tip is to plan your parking! If you’re not taking public transportation, make sure you do a search before you head to find the parking locations available to you. A bit of extra searching and you can find the free parking spots, making it even more affordable to enjoy yourself in downtown Austin for the evening. With a little bit of planning and research, you can enjoy yourself in Austin every weekend, or every week, of the year!