Austin City Limits Music Festival

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy cruising Texas roads to the eclectic music that originates in Austin, otherwise known as the Live Music Capital of the World. The capital city hosts the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival each fall. The festival promotes, premiers and celebrates an eclectic blend of music like no other. Austin boasts the sprawling Zilker Park complex along the Colorado River with the city skyline as its back drop. Tens of thousands of raving music fans flock to the … [Read more...]

University of Texas – Austin

Everything in Texas is bigger, or so the saying goes, and residents and visitors in Austin can connect to some of the biggest attractions in this great state. The University of Texas attracts more than 50,000 students each year, and the sprawling “40 Acres” as it is nicknamed anchors downtown Austin just blocks away from the state capitol. UT lives up to its national acclaim with more than 15 undergraduate programs spurring more than 150 degree options and more than 40 graduate programs … [Read more...]

Franklin Barbecue

In Austin there is often much hype about the unlimited variety of restaurants here with someone always boasting a “better in Texas” claim to local delicacies. When you get right down to the brass tacks of food fare, the true Texas standard is barbecue. In Texas, an eatery must live up to its hype or it will be branded “all hat and no cattle.” One local barbecue joint corrals all the boasting and praise as it delivers the goods. When it comes to Franklin Barbecue, believe the hype. This iconic … [Read more...]

Austin – 6th Street

Austin has its world-famous 6th Street where residents and visitors can get up close and personal with the vibrancy of the Texas capital city. Sixth Street runs east to west through the heart of downtown and six blocks south of the state capitol. The main entertainment section runs from Interstate 35 on the east side to Congress Avenue headed west into downtown. This section is the famous 6th Street where all the eclectic bars, restaurants and music is located. Once the party starts as the sun … [Read more...]


It seems like every weekend is an opportunity to head out with family and friends for another memorable time in the Texas capital city. One of the most exciting annual events is South by Southwest or SXSW. This is a massive gathering of creative types in movies, art, fashion, food, music and technology that is overwhelming in its number of free and paid events. SXSW is centered in the heart of downtown Austin, but radiates to a variety of sites throughout the city.The Place To Be Taking … [Read more...]