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F1: Getting Around Austin

This year’s F1 will bring all the excitement of the world’s premier auto sport as well as the spectacle that is only possible in Austin.  F1 racing in the “Live Music Capital of the World?”  Yes, please!  So where will you stay?  What are you going to see while you’re in town?  And how will you get around?

COTAThe Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is the venue for F1 in Austin.  The only F1 track built specifically for Grand Prix ® racing in the  United States, COTA itself is a wonder to explore.  Situated on 1000 acres in southeast Austin, two miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, COTA boasts a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track and seating for 120,000 fans.  When you arrive at the track, you can enjoy a quick trip around the Karting Track, shop for your favorite team jerseys in the retail center or get nostalgic in the F1 museum.

The track amenities are only part of the story when you attend this year’s F1 Grand Prix ® in Austin.  As you would expect in Austin, concerts are on the menu, with FanFest welcoming F1 fans to downtown Austin.  Featured performers throughout the weekend include Duran Duran and a special performance by Kid Rock on Sunday, to close out the event.

Austin is one of the best cities to stay in, when you’re looking for hotel space.  Great, luxury accommodations can be found as close as just a few miles away, by the airport.  If the live music is as big a draw as the nightlife,  find yourself pampered at some of the fantastic hotels located in downtown Austin, close to FanFest and the Sixth Street entertainment district.

austinRegardless of where you stay, getting around Austin can be a snap, especially if you let someone else do the driving.  No, Lewis Hamilton won’t be coming to pick you up at your hotel in the morning, but hiring a car service to take you around Austin can only enhance the overall F1 experience.  Not only can you leave the parking and hassle of driving to COTA to someone else, you have the pleasure of working with an experienced, professional driver who knows Austin inside and out.  Want to go to a new restaurant for dinner?  Your driver will know the best places, depending on your mood and taste that night.  Would you rather experience the best BBQ Austin has to offer?  No problem – you don’t even need to know how to get there.  How about a cocktail crawl after the race?  Your driver will pick you up, take you to the best spots and bring you back safe and sound to your lodgings.

Hiring an executive car or limousine service when you attend the F1 Grand Prix ® this year is the best, smartest way of enjoying everything F1 and Austin have to offer – no parking fees, no parking hassle, no rush-hour worries and a trustworthy, experienced designated driver … what better way is there to enjoy the experience?  Contact us at Austin Choice to reserve your car now – before it’s too late!

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