Austin; a Unique Slice of Texas
There is no other city like Austin in Texas. A heaven for the music fans, cool and creative musicians concerts attracts flocks of fans by the hundreds to this ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ for annual festivals like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits.
Downtown Austin is the Historic seat of the Texas government and the seat of entertainment and recreation for visitors and locals. The main artery through the City Centre is Congress Avenue, which at the end, further leads you to the stunning Texas State Capitol building. Just off from Congress is 6th Street, the famous amusement district with its fine restaurants and quirky bars.
Tranquil Zilker Park is away from the hustle and bustle of the megacity and is a 350-acre oasis spread across the heart of the city. You can wander here and there at the Zilker Botanical Gardens, or dive into the appealing Barton Springs Pool, a spring given as a gift from nature where locals swim all year round. A long walk around Town Lake during sunset is a must.
Austin is also home to the University of Texas, where around 50,000 students are enrolled every year which ensures a fun and youthful atmosphere throughout the megacity.
It is quite possible to travel around Austin by bicycle and bus, and Austin International Airport is only 13 km from the City Centre. From motels to resorts, AmericanOtels.com offers Austin TX Hotel accommodation as unique as the city itself.