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Dance to the Music

Austin’s live music scene is legendary, and the action is concentrated in the Warehouse District as well as the Sixth Street and Red River entertainment districts. The city’s musical crown jewel is the Continental Club, featuring a solid lineup of rock, blues and country performers. Other popular venues include Broken Spoke, Antone’s, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Elysium and Emo’s. Be sure to browse the extensive music selection at Waterloo Records, one of the few independent record stores left in the nation.

 

Meals on Wheels

With well over 1,000 mobile food vendors, Austin’s food trucks offer a world of culinary creativity. Among the local favorites are Korean tacos from Chi’Lantro, vegan specialties from Arlo’s, oversized desserts from Hey Cupcake! and Asian-fusion from the The Peached Tortilla. You’ll even find several food-truck courts – places where multiple vendors set up together food-court style, making it nearly impossible to resist a sampling of Austin’s on-the-go eateries.

 

Museums and More

Learn the fascinating story of the Lone Star State at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, brimming with exhibits, artifacts and a can’t-miss IMAX experience. The Blanton Museum on the University of Texas campus is an art-lover’s dream, featuring more than 18,000 pieces of European, American and Latin American works of art. Stop at the visitor center at the Texas State Capitol and take a free, guided tour of the massive building. At 92 meters tall, this National Historic Landmark is actually taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Fun Fact

Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, with about 1.5 million bats at peak bat-watching season.
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Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, with about 1.5 million bats at peak bat-watching season.

Hot Air Balloon over Asheville, North Carolina
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Experience Austin

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Taking in the sights downtown on a horse and longhorn tour
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Destination

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Early 1900s architecture at the McFaddin-Ward House
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Destination

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