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The capital city of Texas is also one of its most dynamic. Austin is home to the University of Texas, Austin, an unparalleled live music scene, some of the best barbecue in the country, and plenty of natural attractions where visitors can explore its abundant surroundings.

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Check into new LINE Austin, which merges contemporary design with lakeside views and an infinity pool that overlooks it all —Located within Zilker Park, the Barton Springs Pool is the perfect place to cool off in ho summer months — The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival attracts top musical entertainment and fans every year. Audiophiles can also opt for a smaller concert by attending a taping of Austin City Limits Live — Line up staring in the morning for a taste of Franklin Barbecue’s brisket, pulled pork and other fare served at this lunch-only spot — Visit the world’s largest urban bat colony congress under the Congress Avenue bridge during summer nights

What to do in Austin

There truly is something for everyone in Austin. Football fanatics flock to Longhorns football games in the fall. Music lovers congregate during all times of year to enjoy the city’s live music offerings, which culminate at the annual Austin City Limits music festival in Zilker Park. The Texas State Capitol is also a draw for many reasons, especially being the largest in the U.S. The city also has plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors, especially at Barton Springs, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Ann & Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail & Boardwalk.

What to bring to Austin

Despite being the state capitol, Austin is a very laid-back visitor destination. Pack for the season, which can get hot and steamy in the summer and more mild in the winters. Austin is an extremely walkable city and you’ll likely be spending lazy afternoons strolling around, so comfortable footwear and sun protection are advisable.

What to bring home from Austin

When you’re deep in the heart of Texas, you’ll definitely want to dress the part. Outfit yourself with stylish cowboy boots and hats at Allens Boots. You’ll also want to get in the local team spirit with any type of Longhorns apparel. You can also go local by picking up anything with a “Keep Austin Weird” slogan.

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