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Austin has such an eclectic and funky vibe, it just might take you by surprise. Besides being the place where Willie Nelson made a name for himself, president George W. Bush governed (the state capital is popular among tourists) and cyclist Lance Armstrong battled cancer, it's arguably the live music capital of the world. Visitors to Austin like to hit the bars and music clubs near the University, and this whole scene has its culmination every March with the South by Southwest Music Festival, where 1,400 bands participate. Hiking and biking are popular in the hills, and Barton Creek is always a good place to swim, tan, and enjoy the Texas scenery. Popular day trips outside Austin are to New Braunfels and historic Gruene, Texas. The food is ... Read more
consistently a highlight here, so try some of the smoked brisket or sausage at The Salt Lick in Driftwood before you head out of town.

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Austin’s summers can be pretty overwhelming for those not used to the heat. The winter in the Texan capital is mild, but for an ideal visit, shoot for spring and fall when the city’s famed cultural calendar is in full gear and the weather is at its best. A note of caution: If you travel in May, book well in advance, as the city can fill up quickly for UT graduation, and March? Packed during the week of the SXSW conference.
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Birmingham

I jumped on a plane and went alone. So many great experiences! Great solo travel!

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Centennial, Colorado, USA

The only city worth going out of your way to visit if you're in Texas. The food is amazing and the surrounding sites are well worth it. I'd be thrilled to go back someday.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

you can't not fall in love in this amazing city. The famous signs and T-shirt you see everywhere "Keep Austin weird" is so accurate when you think what is so great about Austin. This is not Texas! From the beautiful views, the outdoors, the live nightlife, the food scene and everything else that makes this place the perfect destination for everyone. Now they just need someone to take care of the weather issue and it is heaven on the earth.

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Bastrop, Texas

Just stepping fresh outta zilker botanical gardens and I look up... What a sight to behold. Of course the picture does no justice to the unique and architecturally incredible high rises and towers, With their optical illusionary edges. An Austin skyline is surely something to behold while holding ones breath. And try walking in any direction from that vantage point and not find some brilliant design within the buildings.

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Tallahassee, Florida

A small town in a bigger city. Great skyline. My first visit to Austin was for business with a group of people and no car. The city definitely has some transportation issues, and with Uber and Lift kicked out of downtown, this can be a challenge. We used the buses and they were clean and reliable, just infrequent and only sparsely covered the city. Hotel prices seemed on a par with much larger cities, and although Austin is ranked as the 11th largest in the US, it feels like a much smaller city. Art and music are big draws and these come with the touristy trappings found in cities like New Orleans and Florida beach towns. Wide selection of restaurants and bars. Great festival and convention location and I'd return in a heartbeat!

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Conroe, Texas, USA

I absolutely love Austin. It is my favorite city to visit in the U.S. there is countless activities and adventures waiting for you here. Its a fun and wacky town who's motto is "Keep Austin Weird" People here are very nice, and polite. Austin is the food truck capitol in Texas and maybe even the U.S.. West Austin is filled with family activities and natural attractions (Hamilton Pool, and caves), while East Austin is mostly for single young adults. This city offers great variety, and I highly recommend it.

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San Marcos

Great place to visit in the summer! Lots of outdoors activities and night life is also great

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I'm so happy I moved here. What a wonderful place to live and when my friends come to visit I know they will fall in love with this city as much as I have

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Local from Austin, Texas, USA

As a California native, I am so pleased to live in this beautiful city! We moved here at the end of 2015 and it has been my greatest pleasure to explore this amazing city!
I am so impressed with the friendliness and acceptance of the residents here and look forward to raising our children and growing our online marketing agency here!

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An incredible and progressive city in the South! Austin is like the California of Texas. Incredible food, music, and entrepreneurship & tech culture. I am a really big fan of the people here too and their Southern hospitality.

If you can plan it out definitely come here for the annual SXSW tech and music conference that lasts two weeks long. The city becomes quite the hotbed of adventures during this time especially.

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