Austin is a boomtown of culture and creativity. It's a hub for music, comedy, and filmmaking, as well as a favorite foodie destination. It has also been one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and the tech boom continues to turn the city into Texas's answer to Silicon Valley. But despite all of its recent the changes, Austin is still an extraordinarily open and welcoming place—a city where you're not only allowed but expected to be yourself, in all your quirky glory.
- Excellent Live Music Country, rock, country-rock, folk, punk, jazz, classical, Celtic, and bluegrass—Austin's got rhythm.
- Foodie Heaven Barbecue joints, Tex-Mex eateries, hip ethnic favorites, and more than 1,500 food trucks keep hunger at bay.
- The Great Outdoors A mild, sunny climate, lots of green space, miles of bike paths, and public swimming holes make it easy to stay healthy.
- Comedy is King Get your giggle on in one of Austin's famous comedy clubs.