Things to do in Austin, Texas

You only have one life to live and you shouldn’t spend every moment of your life getting up and going to work day after day so you can take the same vacation year after year. If you have never considered Austin, Texas for a vacation destination, you need to consider it because there is a lot to do!

Live Music Capital of the World

Austin, Texas is the Live Music Capital of the World. From the coffeehouses and bars to the auditoriums and music halls, it will be hard not to find a musician or band that will get you to tap your toes and eventually out on to the dance floor. Blues, rock, country, and anything else that will get you moving can be found in the legendary music scene of Austin and don’t miss out on the dueling pianos!

Texan Culture

Besides an amazing music scene, Austin is the home of some of the world-class museums and is also the home of plenty of the artists whose work can be seen in various venues. You can visit the Contemporary at the Jones Center, the Mexic-Arte Museum, as well as the Bullock Museum with the entire family to see the cultural treasures of not only the city of Austin, but the entire state of Texas.


People say that Las Vegas is the City that Never Sleeps. Those people have never visited Austin. With all of the music performances, festivals, and special events, Austin is a 24-Hour town so be sure to plan accordingly to take in some of their events including the FUN FUN FUN FEST which is the nation’s best underground punk and alternative festival, the SXSW (South by Southwest) Music, Film, and Interactive Conferences and Festivals have become a favorite of film buffs that continues to grow every year.

F1 Austin Grand Prix

If you’re in the need for speed, be sure to mark your calendar for October 31 through November 2 as the Austin Grand Prix returns as Formula 1 Drivers will be competing on the sate-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track that allows 120,000 fans to catch all of the action and with several packages available for fans to make the weekend an amazing experience when they visit There is even a festival Downtown that incorporates all things F1 and Austin – live music, food, cars and fun for all the family.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Maybe you just need to get away and get some fresh air while taking in the lush scenery. Austin is ranked in the top fittest cities of the country and with all of the sunshine and warm temperatures, getting out on the trails, or being a part of on the fastest growing water sport activities, stand-up paddle boarding, you’re sure be blown away by the views of the gorgeous skyline. Be sure to take a stroll or bike through Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail if your goal is to get back to nature!

There’s plenty to do in Austin, whether you are looking to be in a music venue or one of its many museums to being out in one of the many parks or even getting a few rounds in as some of Austin’s finest golf courses. So what are you waiting for? Make plans now to visit Austin, Texas.

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