Greetings forons, the wife and I are planning our first visit to Austin in a few weeks. Any suggestions on places to stay? Arboretum/MOPAC, North, Northwest, and South Austin are all cheaper, and downtown is way expensive. If I don't stay downtown will my trip suck? If not, what areas are cool?
Any help is appreciated. Since we live in DFW I don't really need lots of tips on where to go. We plan on visiting more than once, but if there's a "must-see" on your list let me know.