Spectacular sunset views at The Oasis on Lake Travis
- Major Airports:
- Austin-Bergstrom (AUS)
Eclectic experiences in a capital city
Dance to the Music
Austin’s live music scene is legendary, with the action concentrated in the Warehouse District, as well as the Sixth Street and Red River entertainment districts. The city’s musical crown jewel is the Continental Club, featuring a solid lineup of rock, blues and country performers. Other popular venues include Broken Spoke, Antone’s, Stubb’s, Elysium and Emo’s. Be sure to browse the extensive music selection at Waterloo Records, one of the few independent record stores left in the nation.
Meals on Wheels
With well over 1,000 mobile food vendors, Austin’s food trucks offer a world of culinary creativity. Don’t miss Korean tacos from Chi’lantro; vegan specialties from Arlo’s; Asian-fusion from the The Peached Tortilla; and oversized desserts from Hey Cupcake!, among other local favorites. You’ll even find several food-truck courts – places where multiple vendors set up together food-court style, making it nearly impossible to resist a sampling of Austin’s on-the-go eateries.
Museums and More
Learn the fascinating story of the Lone Star State at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, brimming with exhibits, artifacts and a can’t-miss IMAX experience. The Blanton Museum on the University of Texas campus is an art-lover’s dream, featuring more than 18,000 pieces of European, American and Latin American works of art. Stop at the visitor center at the Texas State Capitol and take a free, guided tour of the massive building. At 92 meters tall, this National Historic Landmark is actually taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.!