"Keep Austin Weird!" Top 5 Page for this destination Austin by Jefie
Austin Travel Guide: 1,138 reviews and 1,654 photos
Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World! I kicked off my 2005 Texas tour in Austin and was immediately charmed by the laidback, small-town feel of the city. Austin is known as a hippy/slacker town, and I soon discovered that Austinites are very proud of their city's "weirdness" and do their best to entertain the myth, which makes it a really fun and unique place. Austin also has a pretty large student population and everything is really cheap, which makes it a perfect destination for young people traveling on a tight budget (that's me!).
When I traveled back to Texas in 2006, I made sure that Austin would once again be on our itinerary. We got to immerse ourselves in the city's weirdness by taking part in one of its most unique activities: watching thousands of bats fly underneath Congress Bridge! We also discovered an amazing blues band, watched the sunset at the Oasis, and we may have seen a ghost :o) All that's missing now is to watch a Longhorns football game - we just had to save some for next time!
- Pros:Live music everywhere!
- Cons:Traffic on the highway can be a real pain
- In a nutshell:Probably the best place to be on a Saturday night!
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