Known as the music capital of the world, Austin offers residents a plethora of modern culture along with true Texas history. Whether you are someone looking to enjoy the unique nightlife or a family looking for a weekend adventure, Austin has something everyone can enjoy.
Austin is home to the highly regarded University of Texas founded in 1881. The University of Texas is rich in history and has some notable alumni including Dell founder Michael Dell, Pulitzer Prize winners Gail Caldwell and Ben Sargent, and five-time Olympic medalist Mary Lou Retton. The beloved mascot at the University of Texas is Bevo the Texas Longhorn. The University of Texas is part of the Big 12 Conference with a rich history in college football. UT holds a collection of awards, accolades and trophies for their achievements both academically and athletically.
Grab the kids and visit the Austin Aquarium to see their collection of cold water and tropical fish, amphibians and other aquatic life among 35 exhibits. Learn more about sharks, birds, the rainforest and our ocean’s health. Looking for something to do on date night? Stop by the Elephant Room on Congress Avenue downtown and listen to the soothing sounds of jazz.
Aside from indoor attractions, you can also spend the weekends outdoors, jogging with fellow residents or visiting one of the beautiful parks. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is home to several relaxing gardens and native plants. Open to the public all year, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center also offers a variety of events including tours, classes and more!
Enjoy culinary delights downtown or in one of the many Austin suburbs. Get a taste of some delicious Tex-Mex at Chuy’s, order a round of tacos at Torchy’s, and find southern favorites like BBQ brisket, ribs and more at Franklin BBQ.