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There’s no doubt that Austin residents have made good on their pledge to keep Austin weird: Eeyore’s Birthday continues to be celebrated each April, bats still fly under Congress Bridge, and the South by Southwest festivals and conferences herald new innovations every year.

But besides the wonderfully weird, there’s plenty that’s plain spectacular about this live-music hub and barbecue mecca—its famous bars and nightlife and restaurants, to start. Be sure to stroll 6th Street and South Congress if you’re looking for a rockin’ (or a honky-tonkin’) party (you can always recuperate at Barton Springs Pool tomorrow).

Austin hotels are just as varied as its attractions, with the historic Driskill Hotel and the hip Hotel San Jose leading the pack. Convinced that this creative town is for you? Browse some photos and find a flight to Austin—just remember to keep it weird any way you can.... Read More
There’s no doubt that Austin residents have made good on their pledge to keep Austin weird: Eeyore’s Birthday continues to be celebrated each April, bats still fly under Congress Bridge, and the South by Southwest festivals and conferences herald new innovations every year.

But besides the wonderfully weird, there’s plenty that’s plain spectacular about this live-music hub and barbecue mecca—its famous bars and nightlife and restaurants, to start. Be sure to stroll 6th Street and South Congress if you’re looking for a rockin’ (or a honky-tonkin’) party (you can always recuperate at Barton Springs Pool tomorrow).

Austin hotels are just as varied as its attractions, with the historic Driskill Hotel and the hip Hotel San Jose leading the pack. Convinced that this creative town is for you? Browse some photos and find a flight to Austin—just remember to keep it weird any way you can.    Close

Stories and Tips Austin

Nightlife in Austin, Texas

Written by AnythngArt on 26 Feb, 2010

Outstanding Neighborhoods for Austin NightlifeTwo neighborhoods stand out for anyone without a planned nighttime activity in Austin. Just strolling around, dining at, or taking in the sights in these two areas is sure to provide a great evening’s worth of entertainment.East Sixth Street (Old Pecan…Read More


Restaurants in Austin: Culinary Delights and Tex-Mex Aplenty

Written by Nilo0901 on 22 Dec, 2009

One thing you need to know about Austin eating - everything is bigger than anywhere else. In Texas, size matters... at least when it comes to food and Austin is no different. Austin offers a great diversity of food from Japanese through to your finest…Read More


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Where in the World is Ima Hogg Buried

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

When we found out that Ima Hogg was buried in Austin we made it one of our priorities to visit her grave. On Friday we headed to the Texas State Cemetery which was beautiful and had a great map to help us find all the…Read More


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LBJ Presidential Library and Museum

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

This is a fabulous Library that is amazingly hard to find. There is a sign that tells you which exit to get off the freeway and then nothing. We drove by it the first time. I am so glad we found it because it ended…Read More


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Shopping on South Congress

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

After our wonderful dinner at the South Congress Café we headed back toward the Austin Motel on Congress. We came upon Uncommon Goods 1512 South Congress St which is open daily until 7pm but on Thursday they stay open until 9pm. We can never resist…Read More


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Texas State Cemetery

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

This is a unique cemetery. When State Senator Edward Burleson died in December of 1851,Andrew Jackson Hamilton donated the 21 acres that comprise the cemetery to the state of Texas so that Burleson could be buried here. It became the Texas State Cemetery in 1854.…Read More


More Things to do in Austin

Written by Linda Kaye on 05 Aug, 2001

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (512) 936-8746 is located at 1800 N. Congress Avenue on the north side of the Capitol Building. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This brand…Read More


Keeping it Weird in Austin

Written by notso62 on 10 Dec, 2008

In 2004 I had made up my mind about Texas. Being chastised for being a "skinny brunette vegetarian" during a trip by my hosts in Amarillo had convinced me that this was not a state suited for my tastes. However, my trip to Austin in…Read More


Rock-n-Rollerderby

Written by MoDean on 09 Nov, 2006

Ever seen an episode of A&E’s Rollergirls? The (now off-air) reality series spotlighted the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls roller derby-league in Austin, following the players through a whole season. The few episodes I saw were riveting, so when my friend mentioned that the Texas Rollergirls (another…Read More


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ACLMF Concert

Written by Bridgett Ellis on 26 Sep, 2003

This concert is so much fun. It is a 3-day concert (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), perfect for a weekend getaway, but unfortunately it only happens once a year. There are two main stages that have the bigger-name bands playing, with smaller stages set…Read More


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