One of America’s premier music destinations, the city of Austin prides itself on “keeping Austin weird,” with its rock and roll lifestyle, incredibly barbecue traditions, and proud hub of local and global activism.
With lots of natural getaways both inside and right outside the city, and endless arts scene, this is one of the most fun places to visit in Texas and the world.
The 11th-most populous city in America is sure to break into the top ten soon as Austin’s growth has been exponential in the last few years. Almost one million people make their home in the capital of Texas, resting in the heart of the Lone Heart State. Colorful communities and nearby attractions can fill days and days. Among places to check out: Downtown, South Congress (aka SoCo district), Bouldin Creek, North Loop, University of Texas, Lady Bird Lake, the State Capitol, Barton Springs Pool, and the Texas Hill Country.