The capital city of Texas, Austin delivers fun, freedom, and plenty of attractions to keep your group busy. Settled in the 1830s by adventurous pioneers, Austin started its illustrious history with the quintessential American spirit. From there the city has grown along with the Republic of Texas' own big personality, set in the liberties of independence and entrepreneurship that sets the state apart from the rest. They certainly do it big in Texas, and Austin is no exception.
A well-known characteristic, and one that remains popular with tourists, is Austin’s role in the arts. It’s the Live Music Capitol of the World and on any given night, you’ll hear live music throughout the city. With nearly 200 venues, you’ll find a variety of genres and performances. The city is home to famed personalities like The Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more. The arts are showcased in Austin’s many entertainment districts, including Austin’s famous Sixth Street. Other hot spots for live music and dining include South Congress Avenue, the Warehouse, Second Street and Red River.Austin is also a popular movie location. Several favorites were utilized the beautiful and vibrant city, including: The Alamo, Sin City, Spy Kids, The Rookie, Miss Congeniality, Hope Floats and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Austin is also home to the University of Texas, one of America’s largest public universities. It’s also one of the country’s top technology cities with the headquarters for Dell Computer Corporation and major operations for IBM, Samsung, Freescale and Advanced Micro Devices. In Austin, recreational opportunities abound with 220 parks, including 360-acre Zilker Park with a 10.1 mile hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake not to mention the plethora of attractions on site. Also, Barton Springs Pool welcomes swimmers to 68-degree, spring-fed waters year-round.
There's no limit to the fun your group can have in the capital city of Texas, Austin! Call us today to get your trip planned and started!