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Off to Austin/San Antonio

A June 2003 trip to Austin by margodb

Oasis Photo, Austin, Texas More Photos
Quote: My husband and I went to the Austin, Texas, area for a week just because we had never been there before. Our trip was very enjoyable with many surprises, great food, and good weather. Stayed in a timeshare and went to areas between Austin and San Antonio.

Off to Austin/San Antonio


San Antonio Photo, Austin, Texas
We spent one day in the San Antonio area visiting the Alamo and Riverwalk. Since I enjoy historic locations, the Alamo was wonderful and informative. I could easily have spent about a week at the Riverwalk with all the wonderful restaurants, shops, and of course the nearby mall.

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Not knowing the San Antonio area at all, we found it easy to get to the downtown area and found a nearby parking lot right away. They even provided a map of the downtown area so we wouldn't get lost or lose the parking lot.
Texas Timeshare in Lakeway Photo, Austin, Texas
Best Things Nearby:Lake TravisBest Things About the Resort:It's a small timeshare with only 18 units, which is sometimes nice.Resort Experience:This timeshare is situated near the shore of Lake Travis by a marine where boat rentals, fishing, etc are available. It's fairly quiet because it's small but not very convenient to shopping, restaurants, etc. You have to be willing to drive a ways to those places. It is an older place and a bit run down. They have no pool but you do have access to the Lakeway Inn pool just a short walk up a hill. Also the only restaurant that's near is at the Lakeway Inn, which is very good but not what you always want. ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 10, 2003

Texas Timeshare in Lakeway
100 Star Street
Austin, Texas 78734
(512) 261-6663


Restaurant | "Oasis Restaurant"

Oasis Photo, Austin, Texas
The Oasis Restaurant is really hard to describe. Dining is mostly outdoors with tables on over 40 different decks cascading down a hillside overlooking Lake Travis. It's an unusual look that's lots of fun--beautiful view and not to be missed if you're in the area.

I like "different" places and after reading about Oasis here at RCI Community, it became a must place to go. Also, you must stay to see the sunset over the lake. After having dinner, move down a few decks to the bar/appetizers area to view the sunset, which was a good one and worth going for.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2003

6550 Comanche Trail
Austin, Texas 78732
+1 512 266 2442

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant | "Gristmill Restaurant"

Gristmill is a restaurant in Gruene that is in the old mill in town with the oldest dancehall in Texas right there also. The food at Gristmill in wonderful, as is the service, friendly staff, and scenery overlooking the Guadalupe River. The town is very small with little local shops, antique shops, etc. It's historic in the sense that it was settled by German immigrants with some German influence still around.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2003

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
1287 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

San Antonio Riverwalk

Attraction | "Riverwalk"

San Antonio Riverwalk Photo, San Antonio, Texas
Fabulous place for dining, shopping, and sightseeing. There are numerous restaurants of various types and many shops along the river. One end of the Riverwalk has the Hyatt Hotel and the other end has the Marriotte Hotel with a shopping mall. Inside, the mall even has an IMAX theater. An easy place to spend at least a day and evening, if not more.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 14, 2003

San Antonio Riverwalk
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 227-4262