Do you like music? Do you like live music? Then Austin is your dream. With close to 200 amazing places to hear live music, you will never get your fill of good tunes. Any place, any time, Austin is rocking!


Artists create here, musicians rock here, and the tech-y folks, well, they get really tech-y here. The culture of Austin celebrates it all, whatever your interest is you can find it in this city. Progressive yet old-school, urban yet country, and ambitious yet laid-back, we welcome weird with open arms.


No matter what your sport is, we have it! From running year round on Town Lake, triathlons, golf, ice-hockey, college sports (Hook ‘em!), and so many more, Austin is one of the most fit cities in the USA.


We don’t call this Hill Country for nothing! Our rolling hills landscape, coupled with amazing weather, lends itsef to beautiful hiking and biking paths, sparkling lakes and creeks, and green parks and golf courses. And if that doesn’t make you want to spend a day outside, some of the best Texas Wineries are close by, as well.

Not enough, below is more. And then read more from the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and the list of top rankings Austin has recently received!

MovieMaker Magazine ranks Austin # 1 on its list of “Ten Best Cities in the U.S. to Live, Work, and Make Movies” (January 2013)

Forbes names Austin America’s fastest growing city (January 2013)

The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is always on President’s Day Weekend allowing for a long weekend getaway.

Austin was named the Coolest Host City by Runner’s World Magazine in 2007. Honestly, we think we’ve only gotten cooler since then.

Bloomberg News ranks Austin #1 on its list of Top 12 American Boomtowns (April 2013)

Lady Bird Lake Trail runs through the heart of the city, and is circled by ten miles of trail for runners, walkers, and bikers. Named for First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, who led the way for its creation, the trail is now protected and enhanced by The Trail Foundation (

Matador Network names Austin the #2 best beer town in America (May 2013)

The coolest movie theaters ever – Austin’s own Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas ( Enjoy good food and drinks while watching first-run and older classics, in a very Austin atmosphere.

The loop course of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon with is a downtown start and finish allows walking access to the start and finish from numerous quality hotels. This means no shuttles or parking issues.

The vast array of downtown restaurants accommodates every taste and budget.

World-famous Barton Springs Pool is spring-fed, so it’s the same temperature on race day as it is in July.

UT athletics. Period. OK, Aggies are welcome, if they don’t “whoop” too much.