Austin welcomes you and all visitors with a large number of entertainment options and unique attractions. Hundreds of music venues have earned Austin the title of “Live Music Capital of the World.” Abundant sunshine and beautiful natural surroundings entice nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.


Downtown Austin Skyline at night with neon reflection on Lady Bird Lake

Downtown Austin is a constant hub of activity, and much of the reason for that is the condominium building boom that has lasted for 17 years and shows no signs of slowing down.

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Over 1,900 bands and performing artists call the Austin area home, performing in hundreds of venues throughout the city. Your visit won’t be complete without at least a stroll down the famed Sixth Street where almost 200 musical acts appear every night of the week.

Austin’s temperate climate offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, such as hiking, biking, and camping, and water sports of all kinds on the area’s lakes and rivers. You’ll find numerous award-winning golf courses to choose from, as well as serene botanical gardens and nature preserves where you can enjoy the local flora and fauna.

As the state capital, Austin has a rich cultural heritage, and history buffs won’t want to miss the State Capitol building, the Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the vast Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.

With award-winning resorts, museums and cultural venues, our city will entice with enough attractions to make you immediately begin planning your return trip.

From the first race in 2012, race fans from all over the world have been welcomed to the state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas track for the U.S. Grand Prix™

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Resources for Exploring Attractions & Planning Activities

The daily paper, the Austin American-Statesman, offers an online entertainment guide called Austin 360.

The local ‘alternative’ weekly, the Austin Chronicle, provides a round up of upcoming events including live music listings, arts events, etc., as well as a city guide.

Online visitor’s information is provided by the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (while you’re there, check out the CVB’s Live Music page for a jukebox of Austin music) and Texas Tourism.

Capital Metro, Austin’s public transportation services runs citywide, with buses and commuter rail lines traveling the five-county region. Assistance for special needs individuals is readily available. Airport Shuttle is a direct and affordable service for your business colleagues coming into Austin. ABIA has numerous transportation companies running shuttles back and forth between the airport and hotels, parking lots, shopping areas and other points of designation.