Our purpose is to make sure your friends still think you’re cool. They’ve heard about how fun Austin is, called you up to schedule a weekend visit, and now you’ve got the pressure of entertaining them for a few days. ATX Guest Pass is here to make sure you look like the Austinite who has all the info on the “weird” places.

We’ll do all the work. We track down the best things going on this week- that way when your friends arrive, you already know where to go.

Planning ahead? Tell us about your friends, what you like to do, and we’ll customize your weekend schedule.


Janet is a multimedia journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin. She loves languages, and would like to work with at least several on a daily basis as part of her career. She also plays for the UT Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. Her favorite activity in Austin is drinking iced lattes and reading The New Yorker.

Matt is a Journalism student at UT. He works for TSTV for numerous shows and contributes to online work with MyPartyPass.net. He loves long walks on the beach.

Annika is a multimedia journalism senior at UT. When she’s not at work on or on campus, she likes to take photos and read mystery novels. Her favorite activity in Austin is swimming at Barton Springs and Hillside Theatre in the summer.

Lauren is a multimedia journalism major at UT. In her experience in the field, she has interned with Base Productions, who produce Sport Science for ESPN, wrote for HerCampus.com, and worked for TSTV. She hopes to move to LA to forward her career in sports journalism and television production. Her favorite things to do in Austin include picnics at Mt. Bonnell and kayaking on Lady Bird Lake.