Will Taylor

Austinite for 23 years, street photographer, cyclist and amateur mountaineer. Splits time between homes in Austin and Crested Butte, Colorado.

Here is our list of the Best Austin Festivals. The annual ATX festival schedule is a wonder to behold. It is befitting a town as festival crazy at Austin. From music, to food, to art, racing, sports, beer, ice cream and bats, Austin has it all for the fest fan. Check out our more complete…

Creativity and the arts are part of Austin’s beating heart and the city is home to world-class producers, designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians. Austin is rich in performing arts and equally so in its performance arts venues. From majestic 3000 seat nationally recognized performance venues to intimate ensemble theatres, Austin’s fully…

There are lots of boat rental opportunities on Lake Austin. It’s one of the best summertime stay cool spots in Austin. With 5 lakeside dining options, easy access from downtown, and miles of river from town back to Mansfield Dam, it’s no wonder Lake Austin is plenty busy on summer weekends. But Lake Austin only…

Austin is an outdoor city. In spring and summer those outdoor activities turn to the water. Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) which divides Downtown and South Austin is ground zero for paddling in the city. Here’s our list of the Best Austin Kayak Rentals Outfitters. The Rowing Dock Rowing Dock has everything you need…

Barton Springs Road runs east/west just south of Town Lake and features some of Austin’s most storied entertainment venues. Favorably situated as the connection between Auditorium Shores and Zilker Park, Barton Springs experiences plenty of foot traffic during festivals. The boulevard section between South Congress and the Barton Creek Bridge is a great place to…

The Texas Hill Country is home to some of Texas’ most legendary swimming holes. Most are in or within a short driving distance from Austin. Once sleepy private utopias frequented by knowledgeable locals, many of these watering holes now have big crowds. Here are our Best Austin Swimming Holes…… Barton Springs Pool One of Austin’s…

The Drive-In Movie debuted in Austin on September 19, 1947 when Claude Ezell opened the The Chief Drive-In at 5600 N. Lamar Boulevard. The opening movie was Joel McRea in “The Virginian”. The Chief was big, it packed in 814 cars. It closed on July 24, 1973 with a Charlton Heston double feature in “Soylent…

Here are our Best Rainey Street bars. Born from a small neighborhood of pre 1934 bungalows, Rainey Street maintains a unique historic character. Once a sleepy residential street, albeit nestled right next to downtown, Rainey was rezoned as part of Austin’s central business district in 2004. The original Rainey developers made use of the “neighborhood”…

Austin boasts one of the most diverse music scenes in the country. Bands of every genre set up and break down en masse every night at the almost uncountable venues the city has to offer. Whether it’s 13,000 people in a classic Austin outdoor amphitheater or 20 fans at one of many small Austin live…