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There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Austin, from scoping out its best attractions to dining at its ever-growing list of best restaurants. But Texas is the second largest state in the country, and that means there’s so much more out there waiting to be explored. Austin’s central location makes it the perfect starting point for a number of weekend getaways, whether you want a small city retreat, a big city escape or even a jaunt into neighboring Louisiana. Here are some ideas for a memorable weekend trip outside the city.