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The city of Austin is hands down the most eclectic community in the state of Texas. Located in the center of the state it straddles the American Southwest as well as the Old South. Arts and culture are both well-represented here and visitors will find no lack of things to do in Austin - particularly if they love the live music scene. The official slogan of the city of Austin is the Live Music Capitol of the World and the city boasts more live music venues than any other city in the United States. Recorded live at the Moody Theater

the television show "Austin City Limits" is the oldest-running musical oriented television program in the country. If you're seeking unforgettable Austin activities attending this program will remain a fond memory for the rest of your life.

Austin has so many music festivals and special celebrations that it's tough to keep track of them. Austin is a great place to be a tourist because no matter what time of year you're visiting you'll be able to find top quality entertainment options and visit the local spots that have made the city famous. Even if you do not care much for music you'll find attractions in Austin. For instance if you are a computer buff you can include Silicon Hills among your Austin tours.

In order to easily navigate through Austin's city streets you should contact us here at Expedia to procure a map of the area so that you can plan the route to the places on your must see list of attractions in Austin. We can help you to find the best Austin excursions that will make your time in the city as memorable as possible.

The main challenge to visiting Austin TX is deciding which attractions to take in and which ones to leave for a later visit. Most people who visit Austin end up returning at some future point because they simply left so much undone on their prior stay. Here are Expedia we can help you figure out which Austin activities are the best for you and your traveling companions.


Discover neighborhoods in Austin

Downtown Austin

This happening area is the place to go for the top-quality entertainment, dining and shopping that has made Austin famous.

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East Austin

Noted for its coffee shops and live music, there's plenty to explore in East Austin. Top attractions like Lady Bird Lake and The Vortex are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Plaza Saltillo Station or Martin Luther King Jr Station to see more of the city.


South Congress

The abundant dining options and stunning river views are top of the list for many visitors to South Congress. A stop by Lady Bird Lake or South Congress Avenue might round out your trip.


North Austin

If you're spending time in North Austin, check out sights like The Domain or McNeil Crossing and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Kramer Station or Howard Station.

Central Austin

Central Austin is well liked for its restaurants, and you can visit sights like Bass Concert Hall and Texas State Capitol if you have time to explore the area.


Rainey Street Historic District

The abundant dining options and lake views are top of the list for many visitors to Rainey Street Historic District. A stop by Lady Bird Lake or Rainey Street might round out your trip.


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