Austin Holiday Guide

Austin Travel Information

Austin, Texas, attracts music lovers worldwide, the Texan city of Austin is known as 'the live music capital of the world'. But Austin has a lot more to offer its tourists than just music it also has that cowboy culture a number of museums and landmark buildings, great restaurants and shops!

The most famous landmark in Austin is the magnificent Texas State Capital Building. If you are afraid of getting lost inside, take a guided tour. Or you can also walk down to Congress avenue and admire a host of interesting monuments and buidlings including the Memorial Museum of Natural and Social History, the Archer M Huntington Gallery for modern art deco and the Governor's Mansion.

Austin Tourist Attractions

A relaxing atmosphere can be found throughout Austin. The city centre boasts a wide range of venues for travellers. Zilker Park and the Barton Springs Pool is where you can jog, walk, hike, bike, picnic or have a splash amid beautiful surroundings. Big fans of plants and flowers should also check out the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower. There are also several nature trails to explore.

Another great tourist hot spot is the National Wildflower Research Centre, featuring all kinds of wildflowers in Texas. You can drive out to the country and observe a cowboy town and the Cowboy Artists of America Museum. At Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farm, take a peek at how life was in 19th century Texas. Texas Hill Country is perfect for outdoor sports such as hiking and rock climbing.

Nightlife In Austin

When it comes to nightlife, Austin certainly has a lot to offer. The main hub of evening venues is located around 6th street downtown, the Warehouse district and Fourth street. One of the most famous is Opal Divines Freehouse, on West 6th street, where you can find excellent cuisine and a terrace area where you can check out well-dressed passer-bys.

Austin is considered quite safe however, it's still important that you remain vigilant wherever you go. Flooding is also a big problem in many parts of the city after heavy rainfall. To avoid the unexpected costs of medical care and loss of belongings, it's a good idea to take out travel insurance for you and your family before your visit.