Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history," the Texas Capitol is an impressive example of late 19th century public architecture. The largest... more
ACL ROCKS! If you can make it to Austin for either ACL (Sept.) or SXSW (March), you'll have a wonderful oppurtunity to see some great up and coming bands. This year I got to see Modest Mouse, The... more
In the spring, thousands of bats remigrate to Austin and live for the summer under the Congress bridge. And in the spring, thousands of tourists migrate UNDERNEATH the bridge to watch the nightly... more
Yes a mountain in Texas. This place is beautiful. My husband and I are sure to make this a stop every year. We always go to Whole Foods, get some food from their deli, and head to Mt Bonnell for a... more
I try and make a trip to Barton Springs every time i'm in Austin. The water stays at a year round 72 degrees because the natural spring which feeds the pool. I use the term "pool" very broadly when... more
Everyone kept saying "6th Street". What they dont tell you is that its loaded with college kids. The more mature upscale crowd Jazz venues, bars were off 3rd through 5th, Colorado St and Congress St.... more
I loved my visit to the LBJ Museum and I highly recommend that you visit it as well. The displays/collections were all well thought of and tasteful and moving and insightful. I loved the replica they... more
The Clock Tower on the campus of the University of Texas has been the school's signature structure since it was completed in 1937. At 301 feet, the 27-floor Tower is six feet taller than the Texas... more
Beautiful Hamilton Pool lies about 25 miles west of Austin off Highway 71. It is a hidden oasis and the closest Austin comes to looking like Hawaii. The aqua blue pool is in a canyon feed by a 45-foot... more
This is a boat tour of Lady Bird Lake in Austin (used to be called Town Lake). The website describes what appears to be a nice tour, but our experience was far from it. The trip was short, expensive,... more
UPDATE: We traveled to Austin recently (Aug. 2008) to discover that the admission was waived during Wells Fargo First Saturdays (held 2-6pm on the first Saturday of each month) AND for Music Under the... more
Every Summer, there is always someone you know, or someone you know who knows someone else, who will throw a party on a party barge out at Lake Travis.
The party barge usually ends up at Devil's... more
UPDATE: Closed due to renovation
The wide front porches of this stately white mansion seem like they'd provide a shady respite from the Texas sun. One can imagine the Governor offering up an icy,... more
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is a gem in Austin. There are swimming holes and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. If you love the outdoors, this is the place to go in Austin. Climbers like this... more
This is quite possibly one of my very favorite places in Austin. It's absolutely beautiful and peaceful. It completely relaxes me after a long week of work. I love going to this place when the weather... more
At a $7.00 a person admission fee, I'm not quite sure it's really worth a trip to the Wildflower Center. It is a pretty place with lots of wildflowers and cacti and a even a sinkhole and a tower, but... more
Many Austinites know about this theater already, but if you have not been, make sure to visit sometime soon! The audience is always hip, and you can eat a meal and drink beer, wine or champagne while... more
Stevie Ray Vaughn (1954-1990) was one of the greatest guitarists to ever play for a crowd, as evidenced by how many fans come to see his statue that is dedicated to his memory in Austin. Austin was... more
Maybe it seems strange including a cemetery on a list of THINGS TO DO, but this is really an interesting place! We love rambling through old cemeteries and the Texas State Cemetery presented an... more
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a fun place to visit. I first learned of this in 1000 Places to See Before You Die USA Edition. It was an interesting place. I think most come for the photo ops... more
I currently live in a small suburb of Austin, TX. This has been my single longest place of residence since becoming an adult. I have lived in the Austin area since college graduation, and I will do my...
I have spent November 2003 in Austin, I was working during the week and had the week-ends to discover the area.
At first sight, you could summarise Austin to its capitole and a set of modern concrete...
Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World! I kicked off my 2005 Texas tour in Austin and was immediately charmed by the laidback, small-town feel of the city. Austin is known as a hippy/slacker...