Austin, Texas is the "Live Music Capital of the World" and there is plenty of entertainment for you to experience during your week in MLSS.
We will have additional information when you arrive regarding other evening activities, as well as places to eat. We have some restaurants listed on this site if you want to look into some options ahead of time.
What to Do
The Austin Visitors guide is an amazing resource to point you to museums, restaurants, live music and events. This site will provide plenty of information about events on the University of Texas Campus.
Other areas worth visiting, depending on your interests and the weather are South Congress, Zilker Park and Mt. Bonnell.
Austin can be a walkable city; however, there are other options for transportation around the city. The Cap Metro bus services pick up and drop off directly on the UT Austin campus. You can find more information about routes and trip planning on the Cap Metro website.
Austin is also a very bikable city, and the city has bike stations where you can "rent" a bike. You can find more information about bike sharing in Austin on the Austin B-cycle website. If you are downtown and going a short distance you can always hop in a pedicab! Check out Capital Pedicab's website for more details on how that works. If you still can't figure out how to get where you are going, there are a few taxi cab companies in Austin - the most prolific is Yellow Cab.
Both recommended accommodations (Drifter Jack's Hostel and the DoubleTree University) are on bus lines that will get you easily to the MLSS location, and are also within walking distance.
Getting to/from the airport
Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) has multiple options for ground transportation which can be found on the airport website here. This includes information regarding rental cars and taxis. The two most budget friendly transportation options are the CapMetro Bus and the Super Shuttle.
BUS: The #100 Airport Flyer bus is direct from ABIA to the UT Campus. The fare one-way is $1.50 (no change given). More information regarding the #100 bus to/from the airport can be found on the CapMetro website here.
Super Shuttle: Super Shuttle offers shared-ride van service as well as private sedan service. Additional information on Super Shuttle can be found on the Super Shuttle website.
Rec Sports/Gymnasium Campus Information
Cost of a pass to the campus gym facilities is $25 for 10 days of access, or $10 for a one day pass. You must havea government issued photo ID and pay via cash, check or credit card at the membership office (located at Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway) during the office hours, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. You must identify yourself as part of the Machine Leaning Summer School group when you purchase your pass.