Austin

63°
61° - January
65° - February
72° - March
80° - April
86° - May
92° - June
95° - July
96° - August
90° - September
81° - October
71° - November
63° - December
Dec avg
$138
Avg Hotel
$211
Est. Airfare

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Description

For a good ol' fashion Texas feel mixed with a modern spark, Austin, is a charming combination of small town charm and big city appeal. Austin's biggest draw is its music scene. It has been known as the Live Music Capital of the World since 1991 thanks to its nearly 200 venues and thousands of musicians. History buffs will delight in tours of the Governor's Mansion and Lyndon B. Johnson's Presidential Library and Museum. And shopper-extraordinaires will need to leave some extra room in their suitcases, because with 700,000 square feet of designer shops, in addition to outlet stores, you're bound to find deals you won't be able to pass up.
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Cute City, Great Music Scene

09/30/13
Famous for the concerts and nightlife. Austin is a small big city. Easy to navigate - can catch a cab anywhere you need to go without breaking the bank.
Meghan

The Great Texas Capital

09/21/13
Austin is a city filled with great music, great people, a little quirk, a bit of style, and a lot of fun. Austin is definitely my favorite city in Texas and it is probably the most different. The trendy area around South Congress was definitely a favorite of mine as it was filled with very interesting shops and great places to eat. The area is filled with older boutiques, modern luxury items, yet it still keeps its Texas pride with restaurants that feature great country music, and a family atmosphere.

For the younger crowd, nights spent out on the wild Sixth Street will have you realizing you made a big mistake by not going to University of Texas. All of Sixth Street is lively with bars that feature every type of music and vibe, or you could just roam the street for a while as I am sure you are going to witness something crazy. One of the best parts of Sixth Street is even though it can get a bit touristy, it is very inexpensive for drinks.
Matt

Visit. Bring friends. Make friends.

08/29/13
Austin is a haven in the middle of Texas. It's full of fantastic food-carts, easy-going 20-somethings, and a lots of bats that hang out under a bridge. My favorite thing about Austin is that it clearly attracts interesting, progressive minds, supports artists, and provides a healthy alternative to our often corrupt food system. GO TO AUSTIN!
Addi
if you like night life, than austin is probably good for you.
it is a nice place to hang out during the night. many pub, bars and restaurant offer unlimited entertainment to fit your styles from jazz to hard rock
felix
Wonderful BBQ, fantastic Tex Mex and food carts galore. What's not to love about Austin's food scene!
Karen
Austin is an awesome place to visit. It's my favorite place to go to in Texas. I'm from Oklahoma City, so Austin is about a 6 hour drive. I've been a few times and have never had a bad experience. There are a lot of places to shop, see concerts/shows, and bars. There are plenty of amazing restaurants to try out! We did get our car towed, so be careful about where you park... If you like Mexican food you should try Torchy's Tacos or Mr. Natural(lot of vegetarian/vegan options).
Brittany

The Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue bridge in downtown Austin is the spring and summer home to some 750,000 bats with up to 1.5 million bats at the peak of the bat-watching season. It's the largest urban bat colony in North America.
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Guided walking tour of Austin

Walk the 10 block Congress Ave. and 9 block 6th Street to see where modern skyscrapers interweave with 19th century architecture. Or, take a stroll through the Bremond Block Historic District and experience the life of Victorian Era high-society.
Cost: Free
Contact: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Contact the Austin Visitor Center at 512-478-0098 or 866-GO-AUSTIN. Give 48-hour notice.

Zilker Metropolitan Park

Known as the "heart and soul of Austin". Zilker Park is 351 acres and is perhaps best known as home to Barton Springs Pool, the natural spring-fed swimming pool that is open year-round (except for days when water quality is not up to par, and the pool closes).
Cost: $3.00 parking fee on weekends from mid March through Labor Day weekend.
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6th Street

Austin's most famous night location, Sixth Street, is a busy street lined with clubs, restaurants, pubs and galleries located between Lavaca Avenue and I-35 in downtown Austin.

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Located in downtown Austin, this museum tells the story of Texas. There are three floors of exhibits and shows. This museum will excite any history buff.
Cost: Adults-$9.00 Children-$6.00 Theater tickets vary.
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Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport [AUS]