Live Like A Local: Austin

Top things to do in Austin, TX

Welcome to Austin, don’t be a stranger! Located in Central Texas, Austin is the 4th largest city and capital of the big state of Texas. Austin continues to experience tremendous growth as people flock to the city for it’s economic outlook and flourishing artistic community. Proudly known as the “live music capital of the world”, Austin offers one of the largest music festivals in the United States in SXSW, where over 2,000 artists take over the downtown area during the month of March.

In addition, Austin also has a diverse economic machine, driven by a mix of industries, including technology, higher education, government and restaurant/hospitality businesses. Home to the University of Texas, Austin has a rich and proud sports tradition supported by their famous Hook ‘em Horns slogan and hand signal.

This is the town that embodies the legendary southern hospitality. Surrounded by natural beauties (including some amazing natural pools), animated by a diverse culture and amazing Tex-Mex food, this city will find a place within your heart.

Around the city

6th Street

“If you are a music lover, you might have heard about the legendary 6th Street in Austin. The area is home to the city’s live entertainment scene and its charming historical buildings have often been converted to bars, dives and venus with a lot of personality and attitude. Whether you are looking for a old school jazz club, a punk rock basement show or some of the city’s best cajun-cooking, this is where to go.” – Uncommon Objects.

This local shop is truly unique. Exactly as the name describes, this is a place where you could stumble into something rare and incredibly cool, from antiques waiting to be found to prints, furniture or toys.

Hamilton Pool

This unique natural pool stems from an uncovered underground river and it is a favourite destinations for locals and tourists looking to soak in the sun (and water)

Food & Drinks

Polvos Mexican Restaurant

It’s even hard to look at photographs from the food served in this establishment without becoming instantly hungry. The bet guacamole you ever head and the most authentic Mexican cuisine experience in the city are waiting for you!


Torchy’s is one of the city’s favourite Tex-Mex joints, particularly famous for its incredible breakfast tacos!



Austin is home to one of the most important music festivals in the world. SXSW turns the city into the planet’s coolest and most eclectic music venue!

Broken Spoke

You know those Southern dance halls, just like in the movies? Well, this is exactly it. The atmosphere, the people, the music…Just how you would imagine it!

Photo via Tourist Destinations.