Heritage Trail: Hill Country
Region: Hill Country
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.
Austin Points of Interest
Hiking and equestrians explore 18 miles of trails within an 1100 acre nature park. Ropes challenge courses nature center.....
Longhorn Cavern State Park features Longhorn Cavern, a Texas Hill Country wonder created over thousands of years by the dissolving and cutting action of water on the limestone bedrock of the area. Fos....
Established in 1849, Fort Croghan was the third of the first four forts established by the United States government to protect settlements from hostile Indians. From 1849 until its decommission in 185....
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