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Local Information

Click on the links below to get to know Austin, Texas — The Live Music Capital of the World:

The Austin Events Calendar

The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Austin Insider Guide (this may take a few seconds to load on your computer but is very informative!)

Getting Around Austin

The top 10 things to do in Austin

  1. The State Capitol of Texas. An iconic building made of pink granite, one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful.

  2. Expand your knowledge of Texas history at the Bullock State History Museum. Featuring exhibits, a special effect Spirit Theater and Austin's only IMAX Theater.

  3. Explore Austin with a Segway or Duck Adventures tour, which includes guided sightseeing downtown, the State Capitol complex, the Congress Avenue “bat bridge”, and other attractions.

  4. Discover your favorite spot in the Live Music Capital of the World®. Experience 6th Street, Austin's oldest and most famous nightlife district or Rainey Street, Austin's newest and hippest nightlife district for live music and open-air revelry.

  5. The beautiful Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a 10 mile lakeside trail throughout downtown Austin. Enter from where Trinity St. dead ends into Lady Bird Lake (formerly called “Town Lake”)

  6. Austin is known for its creativity. The Blanton Museum of Art is one of nation’s largest university-owned collections.

  7. The University of Texas, including the Tower and the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. The observation deck of the UT Tower offers a spectacular view, while the LBJ Library focuses on the life and impact of the great Texan.

  8. Sample and eat your way through Whole Foods Market, which originated in Austin. The world headquarters and flagship store is located downtown at W. Sixth Street and Lamar Boulevard and includes several in-store restaurants. 

  9. Sample famous Texas BBQ. Recommendations near the conference hotel include Iron Works, Lambert’s and Franklin’s. Or head out to the Salt Lick in Driftwood for a true pilgrimage to the greatness of Texas BBQ.

  10. South Congress is a shoppin' and eatin' mix of trendy residential communities, and funky neighborhood businesses that lie just across Lady Bird Lake from downtown.


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