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Around Town in Austin, Texas

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Austin: Live Music Capitol of the World

If music is your thing, Austin is the perfect place for you! From country to classical music, Austin has it all. Known for its world-famous music scene, you are sure to have a lot of fun in this city.

Downtown 6th Street

Buzzing with clubs, boutiques, galleries, cafes, theatres, restaurants and the opportunity for the curious to observe the curious, this is where all the action is. The stretch of downtown is full of sights and sounds and scents to keep you busy.

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Zilker Botanical Garden

Only a few blocks from University of Texas, this breathtaking botanical gardens is situated on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. With its beautiful gardens of native plants, this place is perfect for a nature lover.

SXSW – South by Southwest

This world’s largest annual film/music/interactive conference draws a crowd of 20,000 people to Austin every year. The event includes many live performances by well known artists. The events at this nine-day event festival goes on non-stop and many are free.

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River Tubing Fun for the Whole Family

Beat the summer heat by enjoying river tubing on the Guadelupe River to Canyon Lake through the famous horseshoe loop. You can pick your tube and relax with a breathtaking view alone or with a group.

Lakes, Lakes and more Lakes

The many lakes in the area make up for a major attraction, especially during the hot and humid summers. Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake are the three major lakes in the Austin area. The Lady Bird Lake runs right through the downtown area, through many parks where you can relax while listening to live music.

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Historical Sites

The charming historic districts Fredericksburg and Gruene are sure to amaze you. Both districts feature homes built in the latter half of the 1800’s and now houses quaint bed & breakfasts, antiquing stores and gift shops. Both are a tribute to the German immigrants who settled in Texas – and the incredible food speaks for itself!

BATS! BATS! BATS!

The Ann W Richards Congress Avenue Bridge houses the world’s largest urban population of the Mexican freetailed bats. The estimated 1.5 million bats that reside under the bridge gather crowds from all over the world to watch their daily emergence at sunset. An estimated 100,000 spectators are drawn to this site each year.

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Baron Springs Pool

This recreational outdoor swimming pool is filled entirely from the water of nearby natural springs. People visit this 1,000-foot-long natural limestone pool for swimming, fishing, baptisms and even beauty pageants!

Museum of the Weird

Aptly located in the back of Lucky Lizard Curio Shop on the 6th Street, this museum has a collection of the obscure, the bizarre and of course, the weird. This is a must-visit for anyone who likes stuff out of the ordinary.
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