The ‘Live Music Capital’ of the world is the place to visit for music, food and culture. Sights and landmarks not to be missed include the State Capitol,which is symbolic of the Lone Star State’s “bigger is better” mentality, featuring a gorgeous whispering gallery rotunda and 22 acres of grounds. See the Confederate Soldier Monument and the Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, commemorating the life and music of the well known singer and song writer. Explore the history of Texas state at the Texas Bob Bullock Texas State Museum.

Cool off with a dip in Barton Springs, a huge natural limestone pool that’s fed by underground sources. Visit Mount Bonnell a small but beautiful park looming almost 800 ft over Austin offering views over downtown, lake Austin and the beginning of Hill Country. Take a boat cruise on Lake Austin, stroll or cycle along Lady Bird Lake or take a Segcity tour.

There’s a reason Austin is often ranked one of the fittest cities in the country. From cycling to stand-up paddle boarding, water-biking to leisurely canoe-paddling – Austin offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Combining diverse topography, big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, and affordable courses, Austin is the perfect setting for year-round golfers.

By night Austin really comes alive. Live music is available in nearly every bar in the city, giving the city the nickname ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’. Nowhere is this truer than on the lively 6th Street, where you can hear every genre of music coming out of the many bars to adorn the street. Although nightlife plays a big part in Austin’s culture, so does its food. Tex Mex and Barbecue are the main staples here, and restaurants such as Franklins are not to be missed while in town. Look at for one of the many food trucks around town too, where you can grab a quick bite to eat from some of the best street food around.

Come October, Austin is also home to the US Grand Prix. The biggest race on the calendar in North America is held at the famous Circuit of the America’s racetrack, about 15 minutes south of downtown. During the Grand Prix weekend, Austin really comes to life, with concerts, events and attractions aplenty. For more information on our Grand Prix packages, please visit the ‘Experience and Explore’ tab.

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