Despite being the fastest-growing city in the US, the Texas state capital has managed to preserve its offbeat spirit and live up to its “Keep Austin Weird” motto. With a vibrant creative community, flourishing independent businesses, underground venues and a thriving live music scene, the city has plenty to keep visitors happy and Austinites proud.... Read More
No matter when you choose to visit, Austin’s cultural calendar is always brimming. The city hosts major events year-round, including the US Grand Prix, South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival. Its many entertainment districts mean there’s always something fun to do, whether you’re learning the cotton-eyed joe at legendary Texan dance hall Broken Spoke or playing chicken shit bingo (yep, you read that right) at the Little Longhorn Saloon. Austin’s urban liveliness extends to its natural environment. Outdoor spaces buzz with activity, with Zilker Park offering volleyball, golf and even swimming at Barton Springs Pool. Architectural highlights include the sunset-red granite Texas State Capitol building, the fairytale-esque Bloom House and the opulent Driskill Hotel.