Howdy, y’all! Lately I’ve been thinking about all the fun places I want to get moving to in the future. Today I wanted to tell you all about the Texas state capitol and the capitol of cool–Austin, Texas! This city is more than cowboy boots and barbeque (but don’t miss out on those Austin classics, either). Austin is home to cool music, warm weather, and a whole lot of fun, so let’s check Austin out together!
It seems that almost anywhere you go in Austin, there’s bound to be live music. There’s even live music at the airport! While you can catch some live tunes in Austin almost everyday, there are two giant music festivals you won’t want to miss. South by Southwest (aka SWSX) takes place in March at over 50 venues. SXSW is more than music, too! Films, art, talks and other events will leave you with plenty to do in Austin during SXSW. Austin City Limits in October brings musicians from all genres together on eight stages in the beautiful Zilker Park. There are many other festivals during the year including a Brazilian carnaval, a rodeo, and a crawfish festival!
Get your dancing shoes on; you’re going to need them in Austin!
Like your outdoor spaces? Austin has some great natural areas! With 19,000+ acres of parkland in Austin, you will get your fill of fresh air. Zilker Park in the heart of the city is super popular with locals. With the Colorado River running through Austin, there’s always somewhere to cool off. Swimmers love Barton Springs. There are tons of places to hike and bike around Austin, too. Get moving and enjoy nature in this awesome city!
Austin barbecue and Tex-Mex is amazing. From breakfast tacos and gourmet donuts to world-famous brisket, your stomach will be happy at every meal. Austin has something for everyone, too. Check out all these vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly restaurants in Austin!
All the Other Austin Fun!
After you’ve eaten, exercised, and rocked out, you can still find more fun in Austin. Austin’s SoCo area is a great place to browse fun shops and restaurants. You can also jump around the city on a street art hunt or watch the Mexican free-tail bats take flight at Congress Avenue Bridge. This quirky city is full of fun and interesting things to do!
Have you ever been to Austin or want to go there? Tell me all about it on the Comments section!