While Austin has much to offer visitors, sometimes it’s nice to get out of the city. To help you plan an epic trip, here is a guide to the best road trips from Austin.
Austin, Texas, is well-known for its music scene and its alternative, liberal atmosphere that drives locals to “Keep Austin Weird”, a singular statement in this rather conservative state. But did you know that it has the largest urban bat colony in the world? I certainly didn’t, so I booked myself in for the Bat City Bridge Segway Tour to look around the city highlights and check out these famous bats.
Who wouldn’t want to attend an event called “Fun Fun Fun Fest”? Just as the name implies, this annual festival is a lot of fun, combining music, comedy and other good-time elements. This year’s festival takes place November 7-9, 2014, at Auditorium Shore ATX. Fun fact: Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of […]
Nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World,” there’s possibly no better place to see a music festival than Austin, Texas. The Austin City Limits Music Festival is a top choice, featuring two weekends of tunes from over 130 bands across eight stages in Zilker Park. This year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place […]
Austin, Texas, is renowned for its vibrant music scene. In fact, with all of its ear-pleasing offerings its earned the nickname “Live Music Capital of the World.” With such notoriety, you’d think seeing a live performance would cost a fortune; however, the truth is much of Austin’s music offerings are free — especially on Sundays in the summer during Concerts in the Park.
Spring is a great time to visit Austin. It’s best to visit in the beginning of spring, as rain and high temperatures are more common toward the end of May and into June; however, in March, April and early May you’ll enjoy temperatures with highs ranging from about 72 to 85 Fahrenheit (22 to 29 Celsius). Additionally, you can enjoy seasonal festivals, cycling, outdoor tours, beautiful parks and gardens, and more. To help you plan your itinerary here are some suggestions.
No trip to Austin would be complete without visiting the Texas State Capitol. One of the most important buildings not only in the city but also the state, a visit to this site provides you with an aesthetically-pleasing glimpse into Texas history. To give you some insight into the Texas State Capitol, here is some information on what to expect and how to best explore it.
Also known as “Dirty 6th Street,” Austin’s 6th Street is where you’ll find 25-cent well drinks, anything-goes dive bars and free-to-enter live music venues. Although mostly frequented by college students, anyone who appreciates cheap libations and a laid-back atmosphere will appreciate this lively strip.