Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Default Driving from Austin, TX to Atlanta, GA leaving in evening

    I will be driving from Austin, TX to Atlanta, GA beginning Monday June 26th. I would like to leave in the early evening and would like to knock out a few hours, spend the night somewhere then complete the drive the next day. Realistically I plan on leaving around 7:30 to 8:00 and driving 4 to 5 hours that night depending on where that puts me. I figure that way I am missing rush hour out of Austin and through Houston. Any recommendations for a good safe place with rooms that do NOT open to the exterior would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO



    You are looking at about 1000 miles, which is a bit much to do in only a day and a half. You really need 2 full days.

    You are looking at about 2.5 hours from Austin to Houston - why don't you try to "split" rush hour - get out of Austin before rush hour and hit Houston after it?

    You should not have any problem finding a hotel at an Interstate exit which meets that criteria - you are best off at the exits for smaller towns and cities.

    Lafayette LA would be a suitable stop. Use the RTA hotel finder - click on Hotels & Cars on the top green menu bar. I found the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Lafayette, the pictures indicate that it's hotel-style with inside rooms and the reviews look pretty decent. Looks like you can book it for $79 on that date. That's just one of many hotels listed in Lafayette, there are others that have even better reviews.

    Pick different cities and towns, see what you can find.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-24-2011, 06:00 PM
  2. Moving to Eugene Oregon from Atlanta, Georgia// Austin, TX Record Stores
    By CaliforniaDreaming in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-05-2011, 07:21 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2009, 10:37 AM
  4. Hearst castle evening tour
    By cool in forum Spring RoadTrips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-25-2007, 04:52 AM
  5. southern oregon to austin - gal driving alone - is it safe?
    By ingrid in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-30-2004, 09:36 PM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  • Find the Perfect Hotel
    Search RoadTrip Motels
    Enter city name