There is a lot to discover about Austin, Texas. Most newcomers on their first visit are very pleasantly surprised to find a charming city with beautiful lakes and a variety of terrains - from rolling hills to rocky ranchland to lush farmland.
You won't find many 10-gallon hats, rattlesnakes or dusty roads. You'll find a very sophisticated population with seven local universities and a lively nightlife filled with theater, great restaurants, and hundreds of live music venues.
But, perhaps the coolest thing about Austin is the big blue sky and 300 annual days of sunshine that bring people outdoors to jog along the lake, or cook out on the patio.
“Some say Austin marches to the beat of a different drummer. We’re convinced the city broke off long ago to start its own band.
Austin’s greatest appeal lies in its ability to balance its trendy scene with an inclusive attitude.
The cowboy, the politician, the punk rocker, and the soccer mom all groove at the same music clubs and palm tortillas at the same Tex-Mex joints.
No matter who you are, you’ll fit in. Snugly.”
– Southern Living magazine, April 2007