The motto of Austin, Texas is: “Keep Austin Weird.” Austin is a little oasis of delight in the heart of Texas – that is even loved by people who hate Texas. Austin is the locale of the State Capital and the University of Texas. The place is a music town and the home to not only Austin City Limits – but also the SXSW music festival (or hipster spring break as some like to call it).
On a steamy hot July afternoon, there’s nothing better than to head to Barton Springs – and then have a frosty cold Shiner Bock beer. Then stick around for dusk as thousands of bats fly out from under the Congress Street bridge.
The city is vibrant and artistic – with an underlying Texas twang to the whole ordeal. Keep in mind if you travel to Austin during summer; be prepared to shower more than once a day because temperature top over the 100 mark.
Need more convincing on how Austin is great? Here’s a little photo tour I took with camera in hand of the city they call Austin.