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Don’t Miss A Beat In Austin

THINGS TO DO IN AUSTIN

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There's a saying around here: “Keep Austin Weird.” It's not just a familiar phrase. Take a look around and you'll see it's a way of life. Folks wear it with pride.

We'll dial you into what's what, from hitting live music joints to staking out a spot (other than our sweet deck) to see the world's largest urban bat colony emerge in summer. Sounds weird maybe, but it's really a thing and it's something else. We'll have you living life as the locals do in no time. We're quirky and we know it, so we clap our hands. Austin might be weird, but in the best way.

Live music

Live Music Capital of the World

Austin and music go together like brisket and barbecues, which is why major, must-attend events call ATX home. But you don't have to be here at a certain time of year to enjoy live music — every night of the week, there are toe-tapping tunes in every corner of this fair city.

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Live Music at Geraldine’s

South By Southwest

South By Southwest

A unique opportunity for digital creatives from around the world to network with like-minded professionals who share an affinity for cutting-edge experiences.

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ACL Festival

ACL Festival

Founded in 2002, and inspired by the music television series of the same name, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is one of the city’s largest annual music events. Who will you see this year?

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Barton Springs

Barton Springs

Three acres of natural underground spring fed pool with an average temperature of 68 degrees running straight through the heart of downtown Austin, TX. Fun fact - actor Robert Redford learned to swim at Barton Springs when he was five years old while visiting family in Austin.

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Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake

Running through the heart of Austin, Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) is the easternmost of a chain of reservoirs on the Colorado River. It is home to many outdoor recreational opportunities including the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, retro boats, and more.

Rowing Dock

Retro Boats

The Weather

Looking to lounge poolside March through November (and maybe even December)? Nothing beats the summer sun in Austin, TX; and it serves as the perfect backdrop to a number of outdoor activities both in the city, and in the Texas Hill Country.

Zilker Park

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Austin Underground

Austin Underground

Prohibition may be a thing of the past, but Austin is full of speakeasies and secret bars nestled behind the hustle and bustle of the city. From extensive rum lists at The Lost Lei, to the members only Here Nor There, to one of Austin’s oldest speakeasy-style bars, Midnight Cowboy, there are plenty of hidden gems scattered around the city.

Shhhh

Password Please

Tacos

The Food

There are plenty of global eats in Austin, but this city is best known for two things: tacos and BBQ. Get your fix at one of the local favorites.

BBQ

Tacos

Vodka bottles

Local Sips

Looking to sample a few new spirits? A number of delicious distilleries, breweries, and wineries alike are proud to be Texas born and bred.

Breweries

Distilleries

Hill Country Wine Tour

Dog on couch

Man’s Best Friend

Planning a trip with your best four-legged friend? You’ve found the right city. Austin is filled with restaurants, bars, co-working spaces, and more that are built specially for you and your canine companion.

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east side of Austin

Austin’s East Side

The eastside is probably the fastest growing neighborhood in Austin. With rich history and culture, combining old Austin and new, the art, eateries, and atmosphere of East Austin is definitely worth checking out.

East Austin Studio Tour

Music at Hotel Vegas

Drinks at Milonga Room

South of Congress

South Congress

Just south of Lady Bird Lake lays South Congress and Music Lane. Bustling with boutiques, eateries, music venues, and more, South Congress is a must-stroll neighborhood.

Music Lane

First Thursdays

Continental Club

Rainey Street

Rainey Street

Rainey Street is where people can appreciate craft brews and local spins on classic cocktails. Shaded patios and backyard spaces feel like a friendly neighborhood block party. Best of all - we’re right in the heart of it. Each bar is truly unique, making it hard to pick the top ones. Below are just a few of our favorites to get you started on your Rainey Street experience.

Banger’s Sausage House

Half Step

Little Brother

university Texas Longhorns football stadium

University of Texas

One of the biggest colleges in the country, the University of Texas at Austin has a big personality to match, not to mention a pretty big-time football team — perhaps you've heard of a little group called the Longhorns? Other can't-miss spots on campus include the prestigious LBJ Presidential Library, beautiful Blanton Museum of Art, and the UT Tower. Hook 'em Horns!

Texas Memorial Stadium

Harry Ransom Center

Blanton Museum of Art

Bats

The Bats

Among other things, Austin is known for the nearly 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that migrate annually from central Mexico.

Austin Bat Refuge

Bat Fest

Bat Watching Sunset Cruise

Paramount Theatre

The Arts

Austin oozes creativity. World-class museums like the Blanton call Austin home, as well as plenty of artists. Discover any number of painters, photographers, filmmakers, dancers, and musicians, any time of year.

The Paramount Theatre

Hope Outdoor Gallery

Zach Theatre

Car

Circuit of the Americas

Located in the rolling hills just outside of downtown, Circuit of The Americas – or COTA – is the United States’ premier destination for world-class motorsports, hosting some of the biggest names in racing, action sports, and music since 2012.

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Annual Events

Music, food and racing. Check out Austin's Annual events that keep the city spirited.

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