A motley mix of retro funk, tattoo-covered artists and dotcom millionaires – that’s Austin for you! With such a vast selection of activities at your fingertips, you can go swimming in limestone spring pools, kayak along the river and party to a different genre of live music every night.
Culture and history buffs will be enthralled by the city’s architecture and heritage. The University of Texas makes for a great day out. While you’re sightseeing, check out the Blanton Museum of Art, LBJ Presidential Library and the Bullock State History Museum. The Texas State Capitol is not to be missed! The stately, granite Capitol is open to the public every day and you’ll love taking a stroll through the halls, perusing the artworks and, obviously, taking a peek into the legislative chambers. Segway tours are popular and are a great way to see downtown.
With a plethora of jazz clubs, blues bars and concert halls, it is no surprise that Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” If you want to experience the bar and club scene, get to Sixth Street for a good variety of live music venues and electrifying nightlife.
Escape the city frenzy and relax at Barton Springs Pool or take a walk through Zilker Metroplitan Park – a weekend retreat!