Austin July 21, 2017
Why Austin Is The Best Vacation City In America
Those of us lucky enough to live in Austin know that life here can feel as blissful as vacation. There’s a reason 24 million visitors flock to Austin every year. With our lush greenery, quirky treasures, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, who wouldn’t want to vacation here? These 10 reasons highlight why Austin is the best vacation city in America.
1. We're a city of foodies.
Barbecue, Tex Mex, gluttonous donuts: you name it, Austin's got it. Whether it's served on a white table cloth or out of a trailer window, you know your meal's going to be divinely delicious.
2. Parties are on every block
Austin has a way of attracting bachelor and bachelorette parties in addition to thrill-seeking millennials. Bop down Rainey Street or dance your way across Sixth. No matter where you go, you're always in for a good time.
3. Picturesque Hill Country views are only a short drive away.
It's not just about the nightlife! Drive 30 minutes south of the city and you'll be greeted by colorful wildflowers, rolling vineyards, and peaceful wildlife.
4. Craft beer and luxurious wineries are everywhere you look.
Sit out on the patio at St. Elmo Brewing Company or sip some full-bodied wine at Infinite Monkey Theorem. Austinites know and appreciate great drinks.
5. Austin is home to the longest running musical television series in history.
And we also have over 200 music venues in the city. They don't call us the "Live Music Capital of the World" for nothing.
6. Austin is home to countless works of art
The Blanton Museum of Art holds over 17,000 pieces from across the world, but that's not the only place you can find one-of-a-kind treasures. Stroll through the Harry Ransom Center or Art on Fifth for more priceless gems.
7. The city is bursting with perfect photo opportunities
You absolutely must pose for photos at the "I Love You So Much" mural and the iconic "Greetings from Austin" postcard. Say cheese!
8. It's a town rich in history.
Visit the LBJ library and take a tour of the oval office or study the long lost La Belle ship at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. There's no shortage of fascinating historical discoveries in Austin.
9. Our natural swimming holes will keep you cool even in the dog days of summer.
There's never a bad time to visit Austin! Even during the sweltering days of summer you can find ways to stay cool. Make a splash at Barton Springs Pool or take a dip near the greenbelt. There's nothing better than Texas sunshine and cool, crisp water.
10. Sunsets over Lady Bird Lake make evenings magical
Whether you're just visiting from out of town or you've lived here for years, this view never gets old.
Anything you would add to the list?