Austin welcomes visitors with a wealth of entertainment options and unique attractions. Our hundreds of music venues have earned Austin the title of "live music capital of the world," and the abundant sunshine and beautiful natural surroundings entice nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Over 1,900 bands and performing artists call the Austin area home, performing in hundreds of venues throughout the city. Your visit won't be complete without at least a stroll down the famed Sixth Street where almost 200 musical acts appear every night of the week.
Austin's temperate climate offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, such as hiking, biking, and camping, and water sports of all kinds on the area's lakes and rivers. You'll find numerous award-winning golf courses to choose from, as well as serene botanical gardens and nature preserves where you can enjoy the local flora and fauna.
As the state capital, Austin has a rich cultural heritage, and history buffs won't want to miss the State Capitol building, the Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the vast Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.
With award-winning resorts, museums and cultural venues, our city will entice with enough attractions to make you immediately begin planning your return trip.
Beginning in November of 2012 we welcome race fans from all over the world to the brand new state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas track for the Austin Grand Prix™
Arts, Recreation & Entertainment
|Austin City Limits Music Festival||Austin Film Festival||South by Southwest Music, Film, & Media Conference & Festival|
NBA D-League Basketball Team
Big 12 Conference College Sports
|Round Rock Express
AAA Baseball Team
AHL Ice Hockey Team
Selected Other Attractions
|Barton Springs||Golf Courses Number Nearly 50||Texas Capitol|
|Congress Avenue Bridge Bats||Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center||Texas Hill Country & the Highland Lakes|
|Dillo Trolley System||Mount Bonell||Zilker Botanical Gardens|
Resources for Exploring Attractions & Planning Activities
The local 'alternative' weekly, the Austin Chronicle, provides a round up of upcoming events including live music listings, arts events, etc., as well as a city guide.
The Greater Austin region includes some of the most innovative clean energy research facilities and business support networks in the Country. SustainLane Government ranks Austin as the top city in the county for cleantech incubation.