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Austin, Texas: Live Music & Urban Excitement

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Al fresco dining at Guero’s Taco Bar in Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas: Live Music & Urban Excitement

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Austin, Texas: Live Music & Urban Excitement

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Live music in Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas: Live Music & Urban Excitement

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Celebrity chef Rick Bayless at Austin Food & Wine Festival in Texas

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Austin, Texas: Live Music & Urban Excitement

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Taking in the views from Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas: Live Music & Urban Excitement

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If you have even the slightest penchant for live music, Austin, Texas, known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” is the place to head on your next holiday in the USA.

With many international flights direct and connecting to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, this gem of a city is a fabulous place to meet up with friends and family. Offering a laid-back lifestyle and vibrant creative scene, Austin will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Set in the heart of America’s second largest state, Austin has a unique culture and amazing hospitality. Relaxed and approachable, it’s a great place to visit thanks to its vibrant arts and music scene. You’ll fall in love with everything the city has to offer. Be sure to make time for the legendary live music, outdoor activities and thriving restaurant scene. The USA has taken notice of this amazing city and it’s time you did, too.

Live Music Capital of the World

Austin’s world-renowned live music scene is second to none; there is music everywhere! If there’s a place to play, you can be sure there’s a musician who will find it. You’ll hear music in grocery stores, at the airport and in more than 250 venues throughout the city. With 2,000 local recording artists playing blues to pop, rock to indie – the Austin music scene is rich with diversity.

The city also plays host to a wide variety of festivals and events throughout the year, drawing in some of the biggest names in music. Check out the Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest, Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Live music stage at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Live music stage at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
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Diverse Entertainment Districts

When you visit this “eclectic, refined and everything in-between” city, you’re in for an authentic Texas experience – and that extends even into the nightlife scene.

For nightlife and entertainment, check out Rainey Street – a street lined with historic bungalow homes, many of which have been turned into unique bars and restaurants. Sixth Street – an iconic district in the heart of downtown – attracts locals and visitors alike, sharing pints and singing along. The neighbourhood of South Congress also offers many curiosity shops and restaurants, as well as music and art venues.

And with 300 days of sunshine annually, a trip to Austin wouldn’t be complete without enjoying outdoor dining. Local favourites include Shady Grove, Easy Tiger and Guero’s Taco Bar. Or check out the annual Austin Food and Wine Festival with more than 100 food, wine and spirit exhibitors, numerous celebrity chef showcases and, of course, live music.

Arranging plates at the Austin Food and Wine Festival in Texas

Arranging plates at the Austin Food and Wine Festival in Texas
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Sports Fans Won’t Be Disappointed

It’s not just unique dining and music experiences you’ll find here. Sports lovers will discover plenty to do – from cycling and golf to Formula 1 racing at the Circuit of the Americas.

All in all, Austin is the perfect place to spend your next holiday. It’s easy to get to, the people are welcoming and there’s plenty of excitement to keep you entertained. What more could you ask for?

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