The first thing many people notice when they land in Austin is how green the city is - and from that moment on, Texas' capital city is a series of pleasant surprises. An acoustic guitar player in a jewelry shop. The best crepes you've tasted in years - served from an Airstream trailer. An evening stroll accompanied by one of North America's most unique urban natural phenomena. And an atmosphere that mixes a friendly vibe with a rich history and just a touch of Texas bravado.
As the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin sways to the strum of its own guitar. It’s the state Capital, home of the University of Texas at Austin® and gateway to the beautiful Hill Country. Austin offers urban hiking trails, legendary barbecue and farm-to-table cuisine. The city has nearly 250 live music venues where on any given night the sounds of rock, country, indie, and Tejano music echo throughout the streets.