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As the nation's 14th largest city, Austin is best known as The Live Music Capital of the World. The minute you touch down at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, you're greeted by live music - and it doesn't stop there. A short 15 minute ride from the airport you can find live music in downtown restaurants, on street corners and even at city hall. The city echoes with the sounds of rock, blues, Tejano and country.

Austin is a bustling capital city with top-notch attractions and world-class golf courses and spas. It's a playground waiting to be explored. Nature trails, parks and wilderness preserves create an oasis in the heart of the city. Lady Bird Lake runs through the center of downtown and is bordered by 10 miles of hike and bike trails.

Nearly everyone who visits Austin vows to come back. And getting here is easier than ever. We're adding nonstop flights to Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia and Portland. In addition, two new city-center hotels a JW Marriott Austin and Fairmont Austin with 1,000 plus rooms, are slated to open in 2015. The city is buzzing and people are taking note. And what they say is as compelling and original as the city itself. When it comes to Austin, what you hear is true.



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