Traveling to Austin?

Welcome to The Live Music Capital of the World!

Austin skyline at night

The Capital of Texas

Austin nightlife on 6th Street

UT Football

Capitol of Texas building in Ausitn
The Texas Capitol Building in Austin

Austin Skyline
Austin Skyline

Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park
Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park

Playscape at Zilker Park
Playscape at Zilker Park

Town Lake in Austin, Texas
Austin skyline reflecting in Town Lake

Town Lake in Austin, Texas
Paddling on Town Lake in Austin

Town Lake in Austin, Texas
Park Bench overlooking Town Lake

Town Lake in Austin, Texas
Old railroad bridge over Town Lake

Austin, Texas
Railroad bridge

Austin, Texas
Walking and Jogging trail
along Town Lake

Walking bridge over Town Lake in Austin
Walking bridge over Town Lake

Canoeing on Town Lake
Canoeing on Town Lake

Lake Austin 360 Bridge.
360 Bridge over Lake Austin

Looking under 360 Bridge
Looking under the 360 Bridge

360 Bridge

Lake Austin
Lake Austin from a cliff

Lake Austin
Lake Austin


Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the county seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas and the eastern edge of the American Southwest, it is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 16th-largest in the United States of America.

Three Popular Lakes in the Austin Area:

Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake),
Lake Austin
Lake Travis

Live Music Capital of the World!
Austin's a city that doesn’t take itself too seriously. After all, you can’t have a motto like "Keep Austin Weird" and be buttoned-up. We’re laid-back, full of energy and, yes, a little weird.

Austin City Limits
For over 33 years, Austin City Limits has presented live music to audiences across the world. The award-winning series spotlights artists of every musical genre; from rhythm and blues to rock, jazz, and alternative music.

Austin Duck Adventures
Tours in the unique Austin Duck vehicles.

Austin Galleries
One of Austin's finest art galleries.

Austin Ghost Tours
Walking tours in downtown Ausin on Friday and Saturday nights.

Austin Museum of Art
Check out their many annual events.

Austin's Park
Mini golf, bumper boats, go-karts, rock climbing, kiddie play area, laser tag, batting cages, game pavillion and more on 22 acres of outdoor fun and more than 50,000 square feet of indoor fun..

Austin Segway Tours by Gliding Revolution
Ride Segway Human Transporters on your Downtown Austin Glide or Barton Creek Resort Glide.   A very interesting way to see the sights.

Austin Steam Train
The Austin Steam Train offers you a year-round choice of excursions. The trains are operated by the dedicated staff and volunteer crews of the Austin Steam Train Association, a community-based non-profit organization.

Austin Zoo
Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo and provides sanctuary to displaced animals from a variety of unfortunate and often neglectful situations. 

The Bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge
Watch thousands of bats leaving the bridge and soaring in the sky.

Bear Creek Stables
Horseback riding lessons, hay rides, guided rides, parties, horse camp, BBQs and more.

Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton's permanent collection is composed of over 17,000 works of art from Europe, the United States, and Latin America. The museum also features a dynamic changing exhibition schedule that allows visitors to experience a broad range of artistic expression and history.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
This is a Texas museum that also has an IMAX Theatre and Spirit Theatre.

Cabela's - Buda, Texas
Retail Store is located just off I-35 between Austin and San Antonio.  In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the 185,000 sq. ft. showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.

Capital Cruises
Boat tours of Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in Austin, lunch and dinner cruises, boat rentals, bat excursions, group outings, special events and entertainment.

Chaparral Ice Centers
Ice skating, hockey program, skating classes, figure skating, summer camps and more.

Clean Air Limo
They offer limo service in luxury hybrid cars: airport pickups, city to city, winery tours and more.

The Dinosaur Park
An educational and fun place for everyone to learn about the majestic animals that ruled our earth for over 150 million years.
A delightful web page full of information about Austin.

Free Tours of the Texas Capitol
Take a self-guided tour of the State Capitol building in Austin.  It is a replica of the U.S. capitol building in Washington, D.C. but is a few inches taller.   Tours are in several foreign languages, too.

Highland Lakes
Stay in a lake rental cabin or a lake house on one of these lakes and enjoy boating, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing and more.

Inner Space Cavern
Just 24 miles north of Austin, Texas, a natural cavern formed millions of years ago. 

J & M Aviaries
More than 60 species of exotic birds and other animals at 8467 U.S. 290.  Phone 512-288-2199

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm
Return to a time gone by.  Featuring classes in harvesting, quilting, blacksmithing, woodworking, fiber arts, cooking, rope making and many more.  Hay rides, trailblaser campouts, and things for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to earn merit badges with.

Kiddie Acres
An amusement park for children 10 years old and younger with rides and miniature golf.  Lots of rides for the children.  A great place for birthday parties, too.   Free parking, no admission charge. 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Wildflower Center's Native Plant Information Network allows you to search for native plant info by plant traits or names, browse through their collection of 17,000 native plant images, and pose your plant question to their resident horticulturalist.   Located at 4801 La Crosse Avenue in Austin.

Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake)
Use the hike and bike trails along the lake and the park.

Lonestar Riverboat
This true, old-fashioned, paddle-wheeler on Lady Bird Lake is sure to charm you with nostalgia and Austin's gorgeous city skyline; experience the exhilaration of the outdoors, the abundant waterfowl, and beauty that is Austin.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library holds more than 45 million pages of manuscripts, an extensive audiovisual collection, and oral history interviews with than 1,000 individuals. Located at 2313 Red River Street in Austin

Mount Bonnell
Have a picnic with great views of Lake Austin from this 785 foot limestone hill at 3800 Mount Bonnell Road.

Main Event
Laser tag, bowling alley, wall climbing, billiards, giant arcade, a restaurant and more in over 75,000 sq ft.

Millinium Youth Entertainment Complex
Experience a state-of-the-art entertainment complex. bowl, roller skate, see a movie, play arcade games, enjoy the children's Soft Play area and eat in the Millennium Cafe! Have a birthday party, a 70's Theme Corporate Fun Day, a wedding or a quincenera!

Museum of the Weird
Located in the back of Lucky Lizard Curios and Gifts on 6th Street in downtown Austin.

Native American Artist Reno Moreno
Native American art, new Texas gift items, Texas coffee cups and mugs, mouse pads and Southwestern T-shirts.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Visit Africa – in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Home to over 50 species of animals from all over the world, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch allows you to explore the wilds of many continents a little closer to home.  Take a safari drive thru Texas style.  Located west of New Braunfels, Texas.

Natural Bridge Caverns
View more than 10,000 different formations in underground chambers. Texas' largest natural attraction, U.S. Natural Landmark, tours daily. Adventure tour, mining sluice, gift shop, snack bar, picnic areas, group rates. IH-35 near San Antonio.

Parks and Recreation
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 16,682 acres of land containing 206 parks, 12 preserves (sanctuaries for native plants, native animals and unique natural features), and 26 greenbelts (parkland on creeks and canyons). Parks are open for public use each day from 5am - to 10pm unless otherwise posted.

The Performing Arts Center at the University of Texas
Go to their web page to see the schedule of events.

The Paramount Theatre and State Theatre Company
Schedule of the theatre and information about the theatre.

Pioneer Farms
Check out the classes and tours available at the historic Pioneer Farms.

Restaurant Reviews
Read reviews of Austin restaurants, and leave your own review of local restaurants.

Rowing Dock
Rent your kayaks and paddle boats from the Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake).

Everyone in the family seems to love this popular water park resort located in New Braunfels, Texas.

South by Southwest Festival
Everyone in the family seems to love this popular water park resort located in New Braunfels, Texas.

Sunshine Machine Boat Tours
They run a charter boat service on Lake Austin near City Park, that takes 1 to 30 passengers on scenic cruises up a beautiful part of the lake.  The Sunshine Machine multi-level party boat is great for office parties, entertaining out-of-town guests, birthdays, team building, and other special occasions.

Texas Natural Science Center
The Texas Natural Science Center is the home of the Texas Memorial Museum, the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory and the Texas Natural History Collections.

Texas Roller Derby
Austin roller derby at its finest.  The first of the banked track leagues in the nation.

Texas Hill Country Vineyards
Many of these wineries on this web site offer wine tasting and tours of the wineries.  Many are within a 90 minute drive of Austin.

Texpert Tours
Tours in Austin and Central Texas

Tours of the Tower at the University of Texas
The 307-foot tall UT Austin Tower offers a spectacular view of the UT Campus and the Austin area in all directions. It is a famous landmark in Austin.

Travis County Parks
The parks of Travis County are great for softball and soccer, family picnics, hiking, nature study, or just leaning back to view a spectacular Hill Country sunset.

Volente Beach and Waterpark
Water rides and beach on Lake Travis

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
224 acre sanctuary for birds, animals and native plants.  Three miles of hiking trails through woodland, grassland, and streamside habitats. Wild Basin also hosts a variety of family events, concerts, adult workshops, children's and school programs.

Wonder World
Texas' most visited cave.  Petting zoo, train ride, anti gravity house and more in San Marcos, Texas.

Zilker Botanical Garden
31 acre botanical garden with themed gardens, a butterfly trail and prehistoric villages.

Zilker Park Boat Rentals
Canoe and kayak rentals on Lady Bird Lake in Austin at Zilker Park.


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