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Take In All The Culture You Can When Visiting Austin

In a previous article about all the adventurous activities and attractions that are in Austin, Texas, I was writing about ATXcursions, which is who you want to talk to for the best river tubing experience. Now, you need to know that they are also going to be who you talk to regarding the best brewery tours in the city. Doesn’t touring a brewery sound like so much fun?

Now it’s time to hop on the zipline and Lake Travis is where you are going to do this. I don’t know if you’ve been on a zipline before, but just know that you’ll be traveling at 60 mph. In other words, this isn’t just some regular old zipline adventure.

Do you know those food trucks or food trailers that serve food on the side of the road? It is part of the culture in many big cities, and the people in Austin love their trailer food. Burro Cheese is a good one, and if you want another recommendation, Patrizi’s is the cat’s meow. (more…)

Here Are Some Guidelines & Suggestions For Exploring Austin Texas

While it is a name given the city by its residents, Austin is known as the ‘music capitol of the world.’ That is quite a big name for a city when there are plenty of other cities out there all over the globe. When planning a trip to Austin, you’re going to get a little bit of Texas culture, and it’s going to make you want to visit Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and other Texas cities as well.

One thing you’ll want to do is to take care of your lodging when planning your trip, and one of the best hotels in Austin is The Driskill Hotel. This isn’t just any old hotel, as it’s a historic landmark that even offers tours. It is one of the top historic destinations in Austin.

Barton Springs Pool is another place to go, especially if you’re looking for a nice relaxing outdoor swim or a nap under the trees. The great thing about this place is you can even swim there during the wintertime. This is one of the best places to go swimming when you pay a visit to Austin, Texas.

Now it’s time to visit one of the great museums in the city. Bullock Texas State History Museum will help immerse you in Texas history and culture. It says that you can book your tour online as well. According to reviews, you should expect to be there about two hours.

Would you like to pay a visit to the best university in the state of Texas? It’s located right in Austin, and you might even be able to catch a game while you’re there at the University of Texas, or ‘UT’ as it is known. Austin City Limits Live is yet another place that you will want to visit, and you’ll catch a great show. Have fun exploring the great city of Austin.

Quirky Places to Stay in Austin, Texas

One of the most popular Southwest cities for visitors is Austin, Texas. There are many events to enjoy in the live music capital of the world, including Formula 1 racing and film events. Dining in Austin is among the more popular things for visitors to do, but when lodging is in order, there are many choices including retro hotels.

There are plenty of large chain hotels to stay at, too, but Austin, Texas is home to many boutique hotels and motels. Many of these places have been outfitted to make them appear as if they have come straight out of the 1950s and 1960s. Retro hotels are viable options for staying at when enjoying a trip to the city. They are affordable and comfortable.

These hotels are also perfect places for events like weddings or corporate meetings. Hotel packages are available. Check with the individual hotel for special offers.

Austin is a great city to just get away from it all for a weekend. Look online for special vacation getaway packages made just for couples to enjoy a romantic stay. (more…)

Austin Texas Attractions That You Can’t Pass Up

Texas is an enormous state with plenty to offer its visitors. There are plenty of people that live in Texas that haven’t even had the pleasure of visiting the state capitol. From Seguin, Texas, it is an 8 hour drive north just to get out of the state.

Fortunately for me, Austin is only 45 minutes away from Seguin, so I have been to the state capitol many times. However, I wish I could say I’ve been to more of the attractions than I have. There is tons to do in Austin when you vacation there.

Since Austin is the capitol of Texas, one of the things you might want to do is actually visit the capitol building. You might also want to visit the Baylor Street Art Wall. You can also get yourself an electric bike from Rocket Electrics to use when touring the city, which is truly a unique experience. (more…)

Take A Trip To Austin, The State Capitol Of Texas

If you’ve never been to Austin, Texas, then you’re definitely missing out. Austin is of course the capitol of Texas, but that’s far from being the absolute reason you have to visit this wonderful city full of culture. Just simply driving through Austin on the Interstate will make you think that it’s a place you want to stop and see the sights.

Austin is the music capitol of Texas as well, kind of like Nashville is the music capitol of Tennessee and of course the country music capitol of the United States.

One thing that you’ll want to do while visiting Austin is to go to 6th Street on the weekend. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to visit on the weekend to have a good time. You do have to watch because there are a bunch of bars and clubs. If that’s not your thing and you’re not used to that type of big city scene, then it might remind you of a Bourbon Street in New Orleans type of atmosphere.

Did you know that as a state capitol, Austin is the 2nd largest one? I would not have thought that to be the case considering all the other states out there, but it is for sure. The largest would be Phoenix, which is of course the state capitol of Arizona.

On 6th Street, you’ll enjoy all kinds of great clubs, bars, restaurants and music. There is a music festival that is a big deal in Austin, and there is also a motorcycle rally as well. If this is your first trip to Austin, get ready for a wonderful time.


Thanks for checking out my blog. My name is Jake and I’m looking at moving to Austin Texas. I’ve heard it’s called the Castle Rock of Texas, so I just wanted to write about my findings as I plan my move. Enjoy!