Art, recreation & entertainment

Our gorgeous natural setting, in one of America's most unique landscapes, offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for fitness, recreation and relaxation. But if you're more the indoor type, we've also got a world-famous live music scene and equally exciting happenings in the creative and performing arts. In Austin, it's easy to make a habit out of having fun.

As Austin takes its place among the world's leading cities, our cultural vitality and lifestyle assets continue to grow. Sure, the city is always changing, but it's usually changing for the better. And you can always find your place in Austin – making friends and getting what you want out of life

Museums
Performing Arts
Festivals
Sports
Austin Spurs
NBA D-League Basketball Team
Round Rock Express
AAA Baseball Team
Texas Stars
AHL Ice Hockey Team
Texas Longhorns
Big 12 Conference College Sports
Austin FC (2021)
Major League Soccer
Austin Bold
United Soccer League
Circuit of the Americas
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Selected Other Attractions
Barton SpringsGolf Courses Number Nearly 50Texas Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge BatsLady Bird Johnson Wildflower CenterTexas Hill Country & the Highland Lakes
Eclectic Boutiques to Destination Outlet MallsMount BonnellZilker Botanical Gardens
Resources for Exploring Attractions & Planning Activities

The daily paper, the Austin American-Statesman, offers an online entertainment guide called Austin 360.

The local 'alternative' weekly, the Austin Chronicle, provides a roundup of upcoming events including live music listings, arts events, etc., as well as a city guide.

Online visitor's information is provided by the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Texas Tourism.