Vivre à Austin: choses à faire et à voir à Austin, Texas

Austin – Live Music Capital of the World

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A wonderful combination of old-meets-new, Austin’s cityscape is both a tourist’s paradise and local’s escape from the everyday. Stroll down South Congress for a peek into old-school Austin via the retro storefronts, like Homeslice Pizza and Austin Motel. Attractions like the “I Love You” Wall at Jo’s Coffee and upscale eateries like June’s All Day and Café No Se at South Congress Hotel, it’s no surprise that the highest concentration of Austin’s short term rentals are in the neighboring area of Bouldin and Travis Heights.

Downtown Austin, known for its unparalleled natural landscapes, is dotted with vegetation. Zilker Park is home to festivals like Austin City Limits, The Zilker Park Kite Festival, and summer favorite Blues on the Green, while the crisp waters of Barton Springs make for the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Extensive hike and bike trails run along Lady Bird Lake, where you can coast across the serene riverscape on a paddleboard or kayak from the Texas Rowing Center. People flock to the South Congress Bridge each night at sunset to watch the famous bats taking off in flight. The city is always buzzing with activity, whether it’s from Formula 1 in the fall or South By Southwest in the spring.

Unobstructed view of the Texas Capitol can be seen from the University of Texas, one of two higher education institutions in the area. St. Edward’s University sits a few miles down South Congress Ave, as well as the Texas School of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Eanes, Lake Travis and Leander are a few of the highly renowned school districts in the general Austin area.

Head east and immerse yourself in the most diverse community Austin has to offer. Rooted in a vibrant history of blues and jazz, East Austin with it’s cultural richness is an up-and-coming area known for its elaborate restaurants, colorful street art and cozy coffee shops. Dine on the patio of Chicon or get your fill at Laundrette, before heading a few blocks north to Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors for your post-meal espresso. If you want a sweet treat, look no further than Bribery Bakery in Mueller – the perfect snack stop after a long morning at Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller.

Austin’s most extensive shopping scene can be found at The Domain, a charming outdoor mall with high-end brands and local favorites like Kelly Wynne Handbags lining the streets of its newest sector, Domain NORTHSIDE. Stop for a happy hour treat at Culinary Dropout or refuel at the new Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar before heading back to Archer Austin or Lone Star Court so you can change for a night out on the town. Grab drinks at any of the upscale bars on Rock Rose Ave, or dance the night away at The Rose Room.

The roads of west Austin wind through the iconic Texas Hill Country limestone, highlighting the gorgeous scenery and “peek-a-boo” views of the downtown skyline. Catch a beautiful sunset at Pennybacker Bridge or Mount Bonnell Covert Park after hiking along the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

How Many People Live in Austin?

Population: 947,890 (2016)

What Languages Are Spoken in Austin?

Language: English

What is the Currency in Austin?

Currency: USD

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