Traveling can be surprisingly difficult because you have to think about how you want to take your vacation. You have to decide if you want to stay in a hotel, book a room on Airbnb, or rent an RV from Outdoorsy. That’s not all. You have to figure out where you want to go, which can be even more difficult! If you’re trying to figure out where you should take your next vacation, consider Austin, Texas. Although it might not be at the top of your travel to-do list, it’s definitely worth a visit. Here’s why.
Austin, Texas is the live music capital of the world. If you like listening to bands, this is the place to be. The best time to go is during the month of March when SXSW is taking place all across the city. This world-renowned music festival encompasses every genre. You’ll see small acts playing on the streets, local favorites playing in bars, and bigger names playing the stage. Some of the world’s most famous musical acts had their big break at this music festival. Skrillex, The White Stripes, and even Katy Perry performed at the music festival before they were famous.
It’s not just the music that is worth experiencing in Austin. The entire city is dripping with creativity. There are many other festivals that take place throughout the year including:
- Texas Book Festival
- Rodeo Austin
- Art City Austin
- Pecan Street Festival
- Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
- And many more
Not only is there plenty of art in all its forms to observe throughout the city, all of that creativity has filtered through into Austin’s stores. You won’t find a lot of big-name brands in the city. Instead, there are dozens of independently owned, unique shops to explore.
Food and Drink
Most areas have a unique cuisine that’s worth checking out, but few cities have as much to offer as Austin. Because there’s such a varied population in the area, you can find a wide variety of places to eat and drink. No stop in Austin is complete without some of its famous barbeque. Franklin Barbecue is a favorite, but Salt Lick BBQ is also worth the trip just outside the city. You can bet there are plenty of delicious Mexican specialties to be had, but there are also plenty of trendy coffee shops, high-end restaurants, and more to explore.
Surprisingly, Austin is a great place to get outside and soak up the sun. Lady Bird Lake is a must-stop. It features a hike-and-bike trail that is popular with visitors and residents alike, while Mount Bonnell will give you a beautiful bird’s eye view of the city. Although you might be tempted to book that all-inclusive resort on the beach again, try something different by taking a trip to Austin, Texas. With so many wonderful reasons to visit this city, you’ll start planning your next Austin vacation the second you return home!