Austin is quite a strange oasis in the middle of Texas as there are many walks of life. For this reason this has become one of the more frequented places to visit in Texas. Besides being the capital, the University of Texas has its campus right near downtown so the nightlife can be quite wild. Many people do not realize all that Austin has to offer but with its booming population it has become one of the best cities for a young professional to start out in. The prices of homes are quite reasonable and even the food is out of this world. The following are just a few ways to have fun in Austin.
Someone cannot visit Austin without taking a stroll down 6th street. This area is not for the faint of heart at night as on the weekends the streets are shut down to make for what looks like the Texas version of Mardigras. There are bars for the college age on a certain part of 6th street while the other end is for young professionals. The even older crowd makes their way to 7th and 8th street to stay out of the craziness that is dirty 6th street.
There are plenty of great Austin Tanning Salons as well as spas. The beauty of Austin’s giant hills can be quite relaxing especially with the great views of Ladybird Lake and the Westlake area. There are plenty of parks to visit that have live music as Zilker Park is known for its disk golf course as well as hosting some of the best music festivals in the country. If that isn’t your cup of tea you can visit the spring fed Barton Springs Pool to relax and cool off.
As you can see there is no shortage of things to do in Austin. The many different types of people have allowed Austin to take on a life and identity of its own that is separate from the aura of the rest of Texas. The locals say to “Keep Austin Weird” but if we are being realistic, it will stay of the strangest places in the United States. If you haven’t been to Austin you should definitely consider it.