Known as the “live music capital of the world”, Austin is one of the most exciting places to visit in Texas. As well as the many talented live music acts that perform here along the famous Sixth Street, there are numerous other activities and attractions that make Austin such a great place to see. Escape the Texas heat by diving into the spring-fed waters at Barton Springs Pool, a family-friendly natural swimming pool that is open all year round. For something more sedate, wander the Zilker Botanical Gardens where numerous streams and waterfalls connect throughout the lush grounds.
Although Austin is a bustling city, it is also home to a great deal of natural beauty that can be explored by foot, bike or boat. To truly experience the natural beauty of Austin, take the family on a bike ride or hike through the trails on the Barton Creek Greenbelt. This area is home to more than 7 miles of trails and numerous species of wildlife. After a day of activity, unwind at one of the many dining spots in the city and find out what good Texas food is all about. From Tex-Mex to traditional barbecue, Austin has it all.