Insider Austin Tips for October

Austin during the Fall is one of the best times of year to visit - the weather is cooler, there’s plenty of great food to be had, live events to catch, and most importantly, one of the best music festivals in the country is held. Check out these insider tips for having an unforgettable ACL experience or if you’re just visiting Austin in October.

Insider Tips for a Fun Time in Dallas

The big rivalry game between Texas and Oklahoma is next weekend and TicketCity has all the insider tips for a great time in Dallas. Checkout how to live it up at the State Fair of Texas, fun rivalry game facts, alumni event information, and restaurant and family-friendly recommendations too.

When it comes to buying tickets, TicketCity has the expertise and knowledge to find you the best seats for the big game at Cotton Bowl Stadium, all College Football teams including SMU, TCU and UNT, Cowboys, Rangers, Concerts and much more. Let us be your personal ticket service.

Insider Tips for a Great Time in Dallas

Finding the Right Seat for the US Grand Prix

For the first time in five years, the US will be hosting a Formula One race. Austin, Texas lays home to the first purpose-built F1 track, which will host the US Grand Prix practice sessions, qualifying session, and race November 16th-18th. For many, this championship event is like none seen before. Understanding the tracks, turns, and seating options can be overwhelming and TicketCity is here to help! We have the inside track to everything you need to know about this weekend.

Check out the graphic below to learn more. Call 1.800.SOLD.OUT and let our knowledgeable sales team help you find the right seats today.

Staff Favorites for All Things ACL and Austin

Check out some of our staff favorites for all things related to ACL and Austin for this weekend – best of entertainment, food, and drinks.  Whether you’re attending this year’s festival or just experiencing all the city has to offer, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy this weekend. And while you’re reading, check out TicketCity’s ACL playlist of some favorite bands that will be at this year’s festival!

ENTERTAINMENT

This year marks the 9th annual Austin City Limits Festival and is one event that will be keeping us all talking about our unforgettable experiences until next year’s ACL. Still needing tickets to ACL? Don’t worry! TicketCity still has some 3 day passes or individual day tickets available.  Visit TicketCity.com or call 1.800.SOLD.OUT.

And be on the lookout for the TicketCity crew this weekend at Uncle Billy’s on Barton Springs! We’ll be handing out some great gear for ACL as well as some info for chances to win free tickets from TicketCity! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We just might be posting some info on giveaways this weekend!

Looking for some great night shows this weekend? Bands like Black Joe Lewis, Ryan Bingham, Spoon, and The Black Keys are all playing shows outside of ACL. We’ve got your hard to find tickets here!

Need to get some workout time in? A morning or evening run will be perfect on Lady Bird Lake.  Or rent a kayak or stand-up paddle on the lake instead. Need to do some people watching? Plant yourself anywhere on South Congress and you’ll definitely be in for a treat!

FOOD

Austin has an abundance of eclectic and incredibly-cravable restaurants that all started right here. We love to support local so check out our favorite restaurant and trailer locations:

Breakfast/Brunch

There are plenty of great places for brunch – no matter if you’re looking to cure your morning headache or looking for an authentic Austin brunch icon:

Austin Java

East Side Café

ZTejas

Flip Happy Crepes

Kerbey Lane

Lunch/Dinner

There are so many great places to eat in Austin, there are options for everyone:

Torchy’s Tacos – Best Tacos

Odd Duck – Best Farm to Trailer Food

Vivo – Best Tex-Mex and Margaritas

El Chile – Best Interior Mexican and Mole Sauce

Home Slice – Best Pizza

Uncle Billy’s – Best BBQ, Location, and Atmosphere

BARS

Whether you’re looking for a dive bar or a place to be seen, check out a few of our favorites:

Cedar Door – Best Mexican Martinis

East Side Showroom – Best Eclectic Bar

Kung Fu – The Bar for the Kid at Heart

Key Bar – Great Patio

Little Woodrows – Great beer selection

Shangri-La – Great Dive Bar

Lustre Pearl – Best Outdoor Bar

WEATHER

With highs in the 80s, you can’t get better weather than this! No matter what, get out and enjoy the ATX!

TicketCity’s Staff Favorites for a Weekend in Dallas

In Dallas this weekend for the big Texas and Oklahoma rivalry game? Whether you live in Dallas or are traveling there for the big game, check out some of our staff favorites for all things Dallas – our favorite places for entertainment, food, and drink.  No  matter if you’re looking for events that focus on Texas – OU or just looking to experience Dallas, there are plenty of options!

ENTERTAINMENT

Still needing tickets to the game? Don’t worry! TicketCity still has some great selection at great prices. Plus we have onsite ticket pickup to make it easy on you! Visit TicketCity.com or call 1.800.SOLD.OUT.

Check out the First Annual Red River Blowout Concert in the West End on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, with Reckless Kelly, Brandon Rhyder, and Dallas based ZZ-Top tribute band, Trio Loco. General admission is free.

Whether you’re going to the game or not, attending the State Fair is a must.  Who doesn’t want to enjoy the rides, the sights, and eating something fried?

If you’re needing to balance football with some local things to do, check out the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Arboretum or take a walk around White Rock Lake.

FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING THE GAME

Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill will host a watch party at both of their locations in Uptown and Lewisville.

The Corner Bar will show the game, and offer drink and food specials, live music, DJ and karaoke.

With over 60 HD TV’s, check out National Sports Lounge off Greenville Avenue.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

There’s plenty of great places for brunch – no matter if you’re looking to cure your morning headache or looking for an authentic Dallas brunch icon:

BreadWinners

Ozona Grill

Café Brazil

And if you’re on your way to the fair, stop by Fuel City for the best breakfast tacos. Texas Monthly voted its tacos the Best in Texas. It’s a truck stop and takes cash only. Be warned. 801 N. Industrial Blvd. 214-426-0011.

LUNCH/DINNER

There are so many great places to eat in Dallas, there are options for everyone:

Mia’s Tex Mex – Best Brisket Tacos

Fire Side Pies – Best Gourmet Pizza

La Duni Latin Cafe – Best Latin Food

Jake’s – Best Burger

The Porch – Best of well… everything!

BARS

Whether you’re looking for a dive bar or a place to be seen, check out a few of our favorites:

Barcadia

Corner Bar

Barley House

The Quarter

Idle Rich

WEATHER

With highs in the low 80s, you can’t get better weather than this! No matter what, get out enjoy Dallas!