Austin, famous for its nightlife, its outdoor graffiti art gallery and known as “the drunkest city in the United States”, is to Texas as Berlin is to Germany, that is, with pride, provocation and perversely, it is unlike the rest of the state. Austin shines with fascinating festivals, irresistible food and beautiful scenery. From whimsical street art to picturesque parks, there's something for everyone in the capital of Texas. Here are 12 reasons why Austin is the most unique city in the United States.
From live music to outdoor adventures, Austin offers plenty of reasons to visit. Here are 17 to start with if you're planning to travel to the state capital of Texas. Thanks in large part to the live music television program Austin City Limits, Austin is known as the world capital of live music. Along with classic icons such as the State Capitol and the Main Tower of the University of Texas at Austin campus, the city's growing skyline features beautiful new architecture, best exhibited in the unique Frost Bank Tower.
Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's best food and travel blog with the best restaurants and weekend getaways. Although Austin is home to many large companies such as Amazon, Apple and eBay, it still differs from other Texas metropolises such as Dallas and Houston.