Top 9 Interests in Austin: Living Large

Austin is a big city of the USA. It was founded in 1835. The city is situated on the banks of Lady Bird Lake – the most prestigious place in the city. The houses, parks and hotels are placed there. Austin is a big city. To find what is what you have to realize what city region is the most interesting for you. First of all, you may start with the university part of the city – entertainments for the whole day.

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6th Street

Austin is a famous capital of living music. Music is everywhere – in clubs, bars, restaurants, in the streets. The various music festivals take place in Austin every month. The heart of musical life is 6th Street. More than 250 different music groups are gathered together to have fun. The most of tourists come to Austin to visit this place. What is more, the popular Texas Museum, Zilker Park are situated here.

Graffiti Park at Castle Hills

Frankly speaking, there are many people, who like graffiti. What is graffiti art for you? It is really good, when city administration gives the whole park to draw graffiti. This is a really good place to stop and draw. Yes, you can draw all together with your kids! Do you have paints? If you want to stay in this place to watch the pictures of others’ – no problem!

Congress Avenue Bridge & Austin Bats

There are many bats in Austin. Do you know that? They all live under the bridge in Congress Avenue. The clan of bats counts more than million inhabitants. The crowds of tourists come together to watch after millions of bats. You can watch them from the special observing terrace of the nearest cafe. There are many people, who specially come to Austin to watch this amazing event. It starts at 8 p.m. Do not be late!

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State Capitol

Never miss your opportunity to visit Texas Capitol. This is the nest important city sight. The Capitol is the main building of Austin. It is as big as its Washington brother. The State Capitol is opened for visiting the whole week. The state governor and more than 20 administrative organizations work there. This is a great building! The Capitol interior consists of many sculptures; they are great and ritzy! Try to visit the meeting hall – there are many historical pictures on the walls. The elegant stairs and Texas State emblem make the picture complete.

 

Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

The world-famous Lady Bird Lake is placed not far from Downtown. The many-kilometers long road – Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, binds the territory across the lake. You can walk here, admiring the rich Texas nature. It is always crowded in summer. Travelling in autumn, you have a chance to admire nature to the full. The atmosphere is warm and fresh here. It would seem that noisy Downtown is near at hand. It is really calm in this place. You can easily make sport, rent boat or catamaran, run or sit on the grass.

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The Driskill

Actually, The Driskill is historical and beautiful hotel, so-called old American style. There is a nice cafe with rich breakfast in the hotel. All you can do is cross the hotel lobby to enjoy the style and elegance of ancient architecture. You can have dinner in the hotel restaurant: pleasant atmosphere and historical surrounding.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The flowers center is a good sample of natural and imitation beauty, complementing one another. The landscape and architecture is in harmony. It can be one of your favorite places in the world! You can come here to smell field flowers. Do not worry! Coming here in autumn or winter you will not be disappointed. There is a playground for kids and big souvenir shop. By the way, you can find a lot of information about Lady Johnson.

SoCo District

This is the next touristic place in Austin. There are many people, who try to avoid so much crowded places like this during their journey. If you like walking and shopping, this place is just for you! This is the best district to learn the city. There is always something interesting and noisy here. For example, have you ever seen the long line of people, waiting for opening night?

Circuit of The Americas

The doze of adrenalin is guaranteed! This is the right place to spend time with friends and have fun. COTA is famous of different racing events that usually take place here: Formula one, Grand Prix. The Circuit place attracts thousands of motorbike lovers. To get this place you have to hire a car in Austin. Do not worry about parking. It is free. So, this is the best place to spend your day! Are you hungry? Visit the city restaurant.

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The city restaurants have a great proposal for you. You are offered BBQ dishes – traditional cuisine. You can feel yourself a real cowboy, buying a cowboy hat. There are many entertainment establishments in Austin. So, the city life is not boring.

Austin is a clean and colorful city with broad avenues and narrow streets. This is a safe city. The locals are friendly. They are always ready to help you with a good advice. The city is full of creativeness and music. Everyone can sing! Finally, Austin is a holiday city. You can taste a piece of funny, friendly and careless life right here, in Austin.

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5 Comments
  1. Eric 6 months ago

    Definitely bookmarking for when I visit Austin! Looks like there’s a ton of stuff to do there 🙂

  2. Vyjay 6 months ago

    Lovely place and so many things to see and do. I think it would be a great idea to head out there during one of the Music Festivals. I also specifically liked the idea of the graffiti park. Would love to doodle on the walls there.

  3. Tara 6 months ago

    Austin has been on my travel list for ages, but I just can’t seem to get down there. Downtown sounds lovely – can’t wait to visit!

  4. Austin is at the very top of my US bucket list, I cannot wait to visit I have heard so many wonderful things about Austin!

  5. Rashmi and Chalukya 6 months ago

    Austin looks like a great holiday spot and the downtown Austin has some of the great sights not to be missed. We would love to visit the Graffitis and the Congress Avenue Bridge to looks out for the bats

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