During the spring and summer, about 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats migrate to Austin and emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge every night. Tourists and residents wait for and watch this unique spectacle every night.
Texas has no laws that stop women from going topless in public. However, no other city in the state has a place designated for nudity. Hippie Hollow is a clothing-optional beach located on Lake Travis. Texas is a conservative state all-in-all, but Austin is pretty liberal.
However, the University of Texas at Austin’s Longhorns are the city’s pride and joy. Hook ‘em!
Austin has ordinances in place to protect all 17 standing towers from being taken down.
Everyone knows that Boyhood was filmed in Austin. But did you know that What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? was filmed in Texas’s capital, too? Other movies that were filmed in Austin are Dazed and Confused, Office Space, Ms. Congeniality, Kill Bill Volume 1, and Spy Kids.
Out of 365 days, Austin gets an average of 300 days of sunshine!
The only bigger capitol building is the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Austin has celebrated the birthday of the fictional character from Winnie the Pooh since 1963. Eeyore’s Birthday Party usually happens on the last Saturday of April. Attendees arrive in colorful costumes and are entertained by live music and very large drum circles.
The Cathedral of Junk is a favorite of residents and tourists. It’s located in the backyard of a small house on the south side of Austin. It’s made up of what you might consider junk, from ladders to bicycle parts to clocks. The best part about this museum is that there is something new to see during each visit.
Breakfast tacos keep this city together. If you go to Austin without eating a breakfast taco, did you really even go to Austin?