The stat is staggering, no matter how many times it’s said: More than 400,000 people, when all is said and done. That’s the influx downtown Austin gets during SXSW. That’s like, what, close to half of the city proper’s total population?
It’s fun, exhilarating—and sometimes overwhelming. When that’s the case, our map of places where you can get away from it all is something visitors and locals alike can probably use. Austinites who want no part of anything SXSW-related and haven’t managed to flee the city entirely (to, say, one of the many great small towns around here) might also appreciate a reminder of all the fun, quiet, or entertaining places they can escape to.
If you seek food and drink away from the madness, Eater Austin has compiled extensive lists of the best restaurants and bars to fill that bill.Read More