Austin, the capital of the USA's state of Texas, is located in the fabled American Southwest. Fostering live music is Austin's main claim to fame, and the city's official nickname is "The Live Music Capital of the World". Experience this wonderfully quirky and artsy city, by booking cheap flights, accommodations and travel packages with Direct Flights.
Austin, Texas - the Live Music Capital of the World
Austin, the capital of the USA'sState of Texas, is located in the fabled American Southwest. A very progressive city in the centre of a very conservative state, Austin is an intriguing mixture of culture and counterculture, the Old West and the New, with a large dash of creativity added to keep things spicy. Austin can be a bit quirky and happily promotes its "Keep Austin Weird" movement which supports small local businesses and discourages the influx of big corporate companies. And the city loves its large population of bats, which, as odd as it sounds, provides opportunities for sunset bat-watching on the lakes and rivers, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Come visit all this and more when you book discount holiday packages to Austin with Direct Flights.
This sophisticated, surprisingly unique and very energetic city is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is convenient to several lakes, with boating, biking, bat-watching and Hippie Hollow, a public clothing-optional beach that's operated by the county. But fostering live music is Austin's main claim to fame, and the city's official nickname is "The Live Music Capital of the World." Austin also offers a substantial number of cultural festivals, theatres and museums as part of its lively arts scene. SXSW, the up-and-coming South by Southwest music and film festival, is held every March and draws top shelf entertainers. Grab your tickets and head on over when you book cheap flights in Austin, discount hotel rooms in Austin, cheap car hire in Austin – or combine all three and create a discount holiday package in Austin with Direct Flights.
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A small town when it was chosen as the capital of Texas in the 1830s, Austin was named after Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas" whose long struggle with Spanish and Mexican colonial overlords eventually resulted in the creation of the independent Republic of Texas. Texas soon became one of the United States, but numerous historic sites remain to tell Austin's story from those bygone days. Search and book discount travel packages to Austin with Direct Flights.
Everything's bigger in Texas, and Austin's huge State Capitol Building is no exception - it's taller than the country's Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum is similarly large and even includes a model of the Oval Office. And Texas history is portrayed in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Even the views of the city are large: at 780 feet, Mount Bonnell is the highest point in Austin and its summit provides fabulous views of the city skyline, the Colorado River and Lake Austin.
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