Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World
What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. We’re home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. So take a look around, and put Live Music Capital of the World on your playlist. Check out what else Austin has to by clicking the image below!
Sixth Street is distinctly Austin. With its colorful and bustling array of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, it’s a sure bet for experiencing local characters and the vibrancy of the city.
As hoppin’ during the week as it is on the weekends, this bustling area of commerce, cuisine, cocktails and the Capitol is a melting pot of finance and fun, as well as philanthropic conservation. In addition to opportunities for retail therapy, the arts scene is alive and well with galleries and museums at nearly every corner.
Officially spanning the length of 2nd Street between Congress Avenue and San Antonio streets, this area is home to local and national brands, ranging from beauty, body and abode, to restaurants and overnight respites. Don your favorite reusable tote and wear shoes meant for strolling.
As the name suggests, many of this neighborhood’s bars and restaurants are housed in renovated, antique warehouses. The gritty backdrop makes for a vibrant scene that draws a diverse crowd thanks to its range of live entertainment, restaurants, LGBT scene and unique shops.
Arguably the fastest growing neighborhood in Austin, the eclectic eastside is where old meets new and fresh eateries and boutiques are popping up like wildflowers. Dig a little deeper and discover rich history and culture everywhere you look.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of live music coming from some of the hottest stages in Austin, all spanning a three-block radius. Nightclub heavy, droves of concert-seekers mill the streets, dipping into watering holes for Lone Star beers while waiting for the lights to dim and shows to begin.
This vibrant neighborhood south of Lady Bird Lake is a must-stroll for visitors and a popular hangout for locals. South Congress oozes homespun character and boasts the story of Austin’s yesteryear in its boutiques and eateries.
Beautiful Texas Hill Country
Not only is the Hill Country central to Texas and home of our capital, but many consider this the heart and soul of the state. Perhaps only here have such an array of cultural and natural features come together to create such a uniquely charming region. The land’s beautiful rolling hills, sparkling rivers and bold display of bluebonnets every Spring are matched by the independent spirit of the people and a level of cultural diversity Texans pride themselves on.
Believe it or not, Texas has a sprawling world-class wine country with the awards to prove it. The limestone-based soil gives every wine that unique Texas flavor. Whether you’re a wine novice or enthusiast, raise your glass and discover the many beautiful vineyards across the state.
Discover Texas’ burgeoning craft beer scene, expanding from a few microbreweries just a decade ago to dozens of high-quality, award-winning breweries in operation today. Inspired by early generations of Czech and German immigrants, Texas brewers have come to develop identities that are uniquely theirs, but together help to carry on the independent spirit of Texas.
When it comes to fun, there are few things better than a good old-fashioned Texas swimming hole. Find the best places to dive in, cool off, and enjoy time with friends and family in year-round warm weather by visiting natural pools in places like Barton Springs and mystic Hamilton Pool.
Explore the historic dance halls and honky-tonks across the state and you’ll see firsthand just how Texans come together to socialize and have a good time. Learn their history, enjoy the musical acts that grace their stages and maybe learn a dance step or two.
The Hill Country’s topography resembles a piece of paper that has been crumpled up and straightened out again. Inconstant, rolling, packed with surprising creases and shifts, it provides the perfect, uneven canvas for nature’s paintbrush. Scenic drives await just minutes from the hotel!
Texas’ barbecue belt is packed with destinations that would each be number one in any other state. In Texas, it’s a hotly contested toss-up. Whether you’re a fan of pulled pork, fatty brisket, or tender ribs, venture on a rundown of the state’s meaty destinations, rivalries, and slow-smoked goodness.